This Master's razor from Dovo is new for 2016 and replaces the shoulderless version (IE010018) which is being discontinued. Another difference is that this version carries a carbon blade.
Dovo's Prima Klang razors have a 5/8 extra full hollow ground blade from carbon steel. This variant has bocote scales which have a very dark grain in otherwise mid-toned colouring, set off by a brass heel pin and spacer. The spine is plain. The blade has a goldwash Solingen mark, making for a very attractive razor.
This Dovo Special 5/8 Razor has Faux Tortoiseshell handles inlaid with the Dovo logo. The blade is gold washed and etched, giving an extremely attractive and popular razor. N.B. No tortoises were harmed in the manufacture of this razor!
This razor is for anyone seeking a large square point blade at a reasonable price. This Thiers Issard 7/8 razor has simple black plastic scales and an unmarked mirror finish blade. The grelot form blade has anti-slip jimping to the upper and lower side of the tang.
This is the first razor from Thiers-Issard we have stocked bearing the historic and hand worked Sun (Soleil) spine design. This is complemented by a black Bijou de France blade mark and luxurious black horn scales. The overall effect is a very stylish razor indeed.
Proraso Beard Balm with its warm spicy fragrance is specially formulated to ease the discomfort associated with the first few weeks of new beard growth. It softens and soothes the hair as it grows. Apply a small amount directly to the beard and moustache and massage thoroughly.
New to us this 4/8 Weiner Schaber razor from Boker has a characteristic small blade with a french nose which lends itself particularly to detailing and contouring but is also perfect for everyday shaving. It has a satin finished carbon blade and features plain black plastic scales. It is smaller in length than most razors at just 135mm.
New to us, the blade of this stunning Boker 5/8 razor is coated in 24 Carat Gold with a mirror finish. The carbon steel blade bears the Waldorf mark and has a Spanish point which is especially suited to detailing but also gives a close shave. The Boker trademark tree appears is coloured gold on the black plastic scales. This razor is a real thing of...
New to us this is a 5/8 razor from Boker's Classic Range. It has a so called Turkish point in homage to the Turkish barbers of old, which even today are famous for giving that perfect shave and precision detailing. Similar to a Spanish Head, the bottom end of the end of the blade protrudes enabling precision detailing.
A practical chrome stand from Boker for a straight razor and shaving brush. Stand height 93mm. The aperture of the brush stand is 34 mm in diameter. Suitable for most brushes, particularly those mentioned below. Razor and Brush shown in photograph not included.
This Boker Tree Brand razor is the smaller of the two variants being a 4/8 razor in green micarta scales with a canvas effect pattern. The deep etched blade bears the Tree Brand motif and carries a satin finish. SLIGHT SECOND - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS.
This 6/8 razor in Blonde Horn from Thiers Issard has a spine which has been hand worked and carries the 19th Century "Points" design. The razor is in "Grelot" form. SLIGHT SECOND - PLEASE SEE FULL DETAILS BELOW.
The Dovo Natural 5/8 Razor has light bamboo scales with a subtle graining while the satin finished blade is half hollow ground, giving a slightly stiffer blade which is ideal for beginners. A good razor and outstanding value for money. SLIGHT SECOND - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FULL DETAILS.
The Dovo Bismarck Razor in Ebony scales is a very distinctive razor with gold wash to the spine, tang and shoulderless blade. The scales have the word "Solingen" engraved in an antiques gold colour. The razor is supplied in a wonderful retro heavy card box which complements the overall feel of quality about this piece. SLIGHT SECOND - PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR...
Welcome to The Invisible Edge. We specialise in straight razors (or cut throat razors if you prefer) stocking a wide range of high quality straight razors from European and Japanese manufacturers. We also stock all the straight razor accessories you might require including shaving brushes, strops (including our own top-quality custom strops), hones, starter kits and more, supplemented by a select range of men’s skincare and grooming products. We also provide a razor sharpening and re-pinning service to help keep our customers’ razors in use.
We ship Worldwide and accept all major credit cards as well as Paypal.
All of our razors are individually prepared and supplied “shave ready”. We do not rely on the factory sharpening alone. This means that our razors are ready to use when you receive them and you will know how the edge should feel when you come to maintain the razor. Our Policy page describes what we do in more detail.
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N.B. Prices are determined in GBP. For your convenience you are able to see indicative prices in U.S. Dollars and Euros but payment will be taken in GBP and there will inevitably be some variation to the U.S. Dollar and Euro prices shown.
While there is a lot of myth surrounding the straight razor, for centuries the straight razor was used by men, every day, to get rid of their stubble. True, it does take a little practice to use a straight razor safely and effectively but the results are just as good, if not better, than other methods. With a straight razor you get to start each shave with what is effectively a new blade, without the ongoing cost or environmental impact of disposable blades.
The business has been in operation since 2006, and we now operate from our base in Dorset, UK. We don't just deliver to the UK, but ship every week to the USA, EU and indeed to a worldwide community of straight razor enthusiasts. We remain a small concern dedicated to providing our customers a personal service and as much support as we can.
And why the name “The Invisible Edge”? Well, that comes from Shakespeare's 'Loves Labours Lost', Act 5, Scene 2, where Boyet says-
"The tongues of mocking wenches are as keen/As is the razor's edge invisible/Cutting a smaller hair than may be seen"