Thiers Issard Spotted Oak Straight Razor 5/8" Carbon Steel
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Made of Carbon Steel
Spotted Oak, aka Holm Oak, scales
Mirror polish on both sides
Entirely made by hand in the old way
Calf leather pouch included with razor instructions
‘Singing’ Hollowed, or extra-hollowed, razors represent the finest grind and thinnest blades made by Thiers Issard. This nickname comes from the sound the blade makes when a softer material is dragged gently across the cutting edge - like making your water glass sing!
Thiers Issard was founded in 1884 by Pierre Thiers, a skillful blacksmith known for exceptional handheld blades. The family business continued through Pierre’s wife and sons well into the 20th century, and the handmade blades are still produced in central France today. Thiers Issard stands by their product, offering repair, resharpening, and renovation of their products. This, and all Thiers Issard blades, will certainly stand the test of time.
Scale Material: Spotted Oak Blade Width: 5/8" Blade Point: French Point Blade Material: Carbon Steel Blade Grind: Singing Hollowed Origin: Theirs, France
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Love my new razor! Could have easily shaved straight out of the box with it because it clipped the hairs off my arm holding it just above my skin. However, as my routine, I stropped about 50 passes and got to it.
Been close to three weeks now and other than daily stropping I have not yet had to re-hone the blade. And it’s a great pleasure to hold.