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.
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...
This 6/8 rams horn razor from Thiers Issard is hot forged using a historic template but is manufactured from modern C135 carbon steel. This model features the very attractive festonne spine design complemented by luxury rams horn scales to create a most attractive razor.
This grelot form form razor (deep thumb notch) from Thiers Issard bears wonderful Desert Ironwood scales. The mirror finish blade bears the black Spartacus mark and has a plain spine and jimping to both upper and lower tang.
This is an ideal first straight razor. This Thiers Issard 5/8 razor has simple black plastic scales and an unmarked satin finish blade. An excellent starter razor being a good quality razor at a reasonable price. Has anti-slip jimping to the lower side of the tang. Supplied in a simple pouch.
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!
The Dovo Black Star 5/8 Razor is made in three scale variations. This razor is the brown pakkawood version. These nicely grained scales are combined with gold washed marking, set off by the black tang and spine.
The Dovo Mammoth Ivory Razor is a true collector's piece and a wonderful piece of history, with scales crafted from ancient mammoth ivory making each razor truly unique. Although Dovo is not currently manufacturing this razor we have obtained one with slight signs of corrosion. SLIGHT SECOND - Please see full description below.
A natural yellow "select grade" coticule honing stone from Ardennes Coticule which is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a natural finishing stone. This high quality natural stone is very hard wearing and, with the right care, should last a lifetime. Supplied in wooden box with slurry stone.
The combination of Rams Horn scales with a Damascus blade produces a unique razor of great character. On one side the scales of this razor are a pale honey colour, with hints of red and being fairly smooth. The other is slightly figured with a dark characterful stripe. The images shown are of the actual razor being offered for sale.
The combination of Rams Horn scales with a Damascus blade produces a unique razor of great character. This particular razor has scales in a lighter pale honey coloured horn which is slightly translucent. It has a small degree of natural figuring on both sides of the scales but these are otherwise smooth. The images shown are of the actual razor being...
The combination of Rams Horn scales with a Damascus blade produces a unique razor of great character. The scales of this particular razor are darker than some and have natural grey, cream and brown colouring with some natural figuring in the horn giving a pleasing effect. The images shown are of the actual razor being offered for sale.
A glorious Damascus blade with beautiful Desert Ironwood scales which are darker than previous examples we have had and have an aged look to them. A very impressive razor all round. Images are of the actual razor being sold.
A most attractive razor featuring the Wheatfield spine design on a 7/8 square point razor and with Black Horn scales. This popular design was created in the 19th Century and the spine has been chiselled or filed by hand. The blade has a mirror finish to both sides, with black Dreadnought marking and has jimping to the lower side of the tang.
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.
We provide free shipping worldwide for all orders over £125, but there is a charge for orders of a lower value. Full details may be found here.
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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.
There is a lot of myth surrounding the straight razor, but 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"