Stainless Steel 5/8" Blade Straight Razor

Handcrafted by Thiers-Issard, a prestigious French razor maker since 1884.
$195.00
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  • How to Use
  • The handcrafted straight razor by Thiers Issard of France offers over 100 years of craftsmanship expertise. The high quality carbon steel, hollow ground blade is matched with a sleek stainless steel handle for a monotone metallic appearance. Due to the heavier weighting of the stainless steel handle, this straight razor best suited for a seasoned straight razor shaver.


    Features:

    • Stainless Steel handle (scale)
    • Double edged, Round Nose blade
    • 5/8 Carbon Steel, hollow ground blade imprinted with The Art of Shaving logo
    • 7.87 L x 2.36 W x 1.06 H and weighs approximately 107 grams

    Benefits:

    • Hollow ground blade allows for a sharp, thin blade edge in turn producing a clean, close cut of the beard hair. Double edge allows for use on both sides of the blade.
    • Carbon Steel blade is pliable, yet durable enabling the edge of the blade to be maintained more easily versus the much more rigid stainless steel
    • Stainless steel handle adds weight to the razor as well as wears well in a wet environment. There is no benefit to the weighting of the stainless steel other than customer preference.

    STRAIGHT RAZORS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR RETURNED.

  • 1. PREPARE

    It is recommended to shave after a hot shower letting the steam heat help soften the beard hair. Continue to prepare your skin by applying The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil and then Lather Up! using warm water, a Shaving Brush and The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream. You are now ready to begin your shave.

    2. THE HOLD

    Hold the razor at an approximate angle of 30˚ to your face. If you hold the razor too flat it will tear the stubble, too steep and it will cut the skin. You will adjust your hold on the straight razor as you change sides of your face and into areas such as the chin and upper lip. Pull skin slightly taut with your hand in the opposite direction of the blade’s movement to avoid cutting your fingers.

    3. THE FIRST STROKE

    Begin on one side of the face, starting at the sideburn and take the first stroke at a downward slant from the top of the cheek near the ear. The stroke should be short and even and move from point to heel in a scythe-like movement without jerks or chopping. The razor must not be pulled or dragged and the skin must always be held taut with the free hand to ensure a smooth glide.

    4. THE CHIN & UPPER LIP

    As the chin is approached, lift the razor slightly. Use the middle of the blade for going over the chin. Never begin a fresh stroke on a prominent part of the face, such as the chin or jawbone. Begin a little away from such places and work over with steady strokes. Treat the two sides of the upper lip as part of the face remembering to pull the opposite side of the lip to smooth out the skin. Leave the center of the lip to be done separately by holding the nose up slightly to tighten the skin.

    5. THE LOWER LIP & NECK

    For the lower lip, adjust your mouth so the skin of your lower lip is tightened. The first strokes should be taken across from the corner of your mouth to the center of your chin. Remove the remaining hairs on the upward stroke, beginning from the chin and allowing the razor to follow the contour under the lip. Be careful to follow the grain of the hair in the neck area to avoid irritation. This pattern will differ from person to person dependent on hair.

    6. REPEAT

    Having gone over the whole face once, it is usually necessary to go over a second time against or across the grain to ensure a clean shave. It is very important to re-lather your face and never take a stroke without shaving cream to cushion and protect your skin. The skin should be held taut in front of the razor and this time the strokes taken as far as possible, against the grain of the hair.

    7. MOISTURIZE

    After shaving, splash the face with cool water. Apply The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm or Lotion to the face and neck to replenish moisture and sooth the skin. Pat the skin, do not rub or massage as this can cause irritation! You may also use an alum block or pen to tighten skin as needed prior to applying After-Shave.

Product Details

The handcrafted straight razor by Thiers Issard of France offers over 100 years of craftsmanship expertise. The high quality carbon steel, hollow ground blade is matched with a sleek stainless steel handle for a monotone metallic appearance. Due to the heavier weighting of the stainless steel handle, this straight razor best suited for a seasoned straight razor shaver.


Features:

  • Stainless Steel handle (scale)
  • Double edged, Round Nose blade
  • 5/8 Carbon Steel, hollow ground blade imprinted with The Art of Shaving logo
  • 7.87 L x 2.36 W x 1.06 H and weighs approximately 107 grams

Benefits:

  • Hollow ground blade allows for a sharp, thin blade edge in turn producing a clean, close cut of the beard hair. Double edge allows for use on both sides of the blade.
  • Carbon Steel blade is pliable, yet durable enabling the edge of the blade to be maintained more easily versus the much more rigid stainless steel
  • Stainless steel handle adds weight to the razor as well as wears well in a wet environment. There is no benefit to the weighting of the stainless steel other than customer preference.

STRAIGHT RAZORS CANNOT BE EXCHANGED OR RETURNED.

How to Use

1. PREPARE

It is recommended to shave after a hot shower letting the steam heat help soften the beard hair. Continue to prepare your skin by applying The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil and then Lather Up! using warm water, a Shaving Brush and The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream. You are now ready to begin your shave.

2. THE HOLD

Hold the razor at an approximate angle of 30˚ to your face. If you hold the razor too flat it will tear the stubble, too steep and it will cut the skin. You will adjust your hold on the straight razor as you change sides of your face and into areas such as the chin and upper lip. Pull skin slightly taut with your hand in the opposite direction of the blade’s movement to avoid cutting your fingers.

3. THE FIRST STROKE

Begin on one side of the face, starting at the sideburn and take the first stroke at a downward slant from the top of the cheek near the ear. The stroke should be short and even and move from point to heel in a scythe-like movement without jerks or chopping. The razor must not be pulled or dragged and the skin must always be held taut with the free hand to ensure a smooth glide.

4. THE CHIN & UPPER LIP

As the chin is approached, lift the razor slightly. Use the middle of the blade for going over the chin. Never begin a fresh stroke on a prominent part of the face, such as the chin or jawbone. Begin a little away from such places and work over with steady strokes. Treat the two sides of the upper lip as part of the face remembering to pull the opposite side of the lip to smooth out the skin. Leave the center of the lip to be done separately by holding the nose up slightly to tighten the skin.

5. THE LOWER LIP & NECK

For the lower lip, adjust your mouth so the skin of your lower lip is tightened. The first strokes should be taken across from the corner of your mouth to the center of your chin. Remove the remaining hairs on the upward stroke, beginning from the chin and allowing the razor to follow the contour under the lip. Be careful to follow the grain of the hair in the neck area to avoid irritation. This pattern will differ from person to person dependent on hair.

6. REPEAT

Having gone over the whole face once, it is usually necessary to go over a second time against or across the grain to ensure a clean shave. It is very important to re-lather your face and never take a stroke without shaving cream to cushion and protect your skin. The skin should be held taut in front of the razor and this time the strokes taken as far as possible, against the grain of the hair.

7. MOISTURIZE

After shaving, splash the face with cool water. Apply The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm or Lotion to the face and neck to replenish moisture and sooth the skin. Pat the skin, do not rub or massage as this can cause irritation! You may also use an alum block or pen to tighten skin as needed prior to applying After-Shave.

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03/25/2018
Finest Shaving Razor of All Time
It’s a Thiers Issard 5/8 blade branded “Art of Shaving.” It’s PHENOMENAL! The weight is so balanced. Took it out of the box, stroped a few times and shaved. It’s a TREAT. You almost need to work at getting the razor to cut you. Otherwise, it’s smooth and cuts so dang well. I did a single pass and a few touch ups! Gosh! I am going to take good care of this shaver so my grandson can use it someday. You know you pay for what you get, and this could not be more true here. The more expensive Thiers Issard razors just have fancier handles and more elaborate blade artwork. This little SS straight razor will do it. I will never shave with another shaver again. I just need to get quicker and this single piece of kit will do the trick! TAOS needs to cool it with the secondary branding.
01/02/2018
Very close shave
First time user. Loved the close shave . Wish i started using straight razor sooner. Very good razor. Shaving kit excellent. Looking forward to shaving again and again. Wish novi store was not closing. But found another. So all good. Love the shaving cream . Very fine. And much better than the one i used before.
11/20/2017
OTT Branding
I received this as a gift over two years ago. I love the shave but the etched branding is yuge and vulgar.
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