Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Larry My First Straight Razor
My wife got me this razor for my birthday. This is my first straight razor and it is a beautiful and superior product.
This razor comes shave ready, but I do suggest you go to a hardware store and buy a "wet stone" and some "3 in 1 oil "to sharpen the blade every three to four days. Let a barber show you how to do that. Simple to pick up on.
Because it is a double sided razor it makes it easier to learn the reverse angle. I am so proud to own this razor; if you would give this as a gift to your boyfriend, husband or father, he would be too.
April 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Kelly Get one now!
This is my fifth straight razor and quickly becoming one of my favorites. My wife bought me this for our anniversary at our local TAOS store. The blade design is slightly different than the one shown in the ad, so I will upload a picture of mine. As you will be able to see, mine has a hallow area for your thumb next to the blade, plus a slightly shorter shaving surface.
Thiers Issard are premium razors. This one has a rounded nose, which makes it a lot safer for beginners, plus the 5/8 bade width is easy to control. The Ram's horn insures that you will have is a unique finish, with no other razor looking the same. T.I. always holds an edge and just a couple of swipes on a strop will provide a clean, close shave.
You may be looking to invest in a new daily shaver or just wanting to get started, either way you will not regret buying this piece. If you are just considering a straight razor, but doubting the price, remember that this is top of the line and will last a lifetime with the proper care (you never buy another disposable blade). When you are ready to invest in your shave, then get a razor that is uniquely you and will be a conversation piece.
A straight razor shave is unlike anything else you have experienced and reduces bumps, irritation, and the other nasty side-effects of multi-blade devices. If you combine this razor with the other TAOS products (pre-shave, lathering, shaving, alum, and finally post-shave), you will be hooked for life.
I have found the Des Moines TAOS store to be incredibly helpful. They have taught me a great deal and put up with my endless questions. All of TAOS products are premium and I am hooked for life.
March 22, 2013