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.
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.
This is one of our own brand shave brushes produced from fine quality silvertip badger hair with a composite handle in a faux ivory finish. Supplied in a plain card box.
The Boker King Cutter 5/8 razor offers excellent value and is available in both black and white variants. This razor is the latter variant with white composite scales and bearing the Boker tree logo on one side. The satin finish blade is etched with the King Cutter motif. A great beginner's razor.
This is a lovely 5/8 razor from Thiers Issard. It has luxury rams horn scales, while the blade has a hand worked spine bearing the historic Special Triangle (or Diamond) design. The blade carries the Spartacus black mark and is mirror polished. See full details regarding colouring of the scales.
Our own version of the classic shaving mug. The mug (or scuttle if you prefer) has been manufactured for us in black porcelain and carries our logo in a subtle laser etched form. It has an internal diameter of approximately 100 mm at the top and an internal diameter at the base of approximately 65 mm. The depth is approximately 80 mm.
This rams horn round point 6/8 razor from Thiers Issard is constructed from modern C135 carbon steel but is hot forged using a historic template. The spine bears the "Egyptian" design while the blade has a mirror finish to both sides. Slight Second - the spine design is rather indistinct in places, in particular near the point on one side. The images are...
This box was handmade in England. It is a one-off, made for us by a local craftsman as a sample box to display seven razors in a way which enabled the spine and scales to be viewed clearly.
This seven razor brown leather storage roll is ideal for keeping your valued straight razors safe and sound. Made from top-grade leather, it features separate pockets for seven razors with a suede cover flap for extra protection, together with a handy large eyelet for hanging the roll up when not in use. The leather used for this roll is marginally softer...
A lovely Thiers Issard storage box for a single razor made of beech and finished in black. The box is lined and carries a Silverwing escutcheon plate. This is a lovely box but unfortunately they have been discontinued and we have just a few remaining. Slight Second - please see full description.
This deluxe burl elm display box from Thiers Issard features a glass panel in the lid and is specially designed to accommodate two straight razors from 4/8 to 7/8 in blade depth. Between the razors and the lid there is a removable leather section branded Thiers-Issard. Slight Second - please see full details.
This 6/8 razor has the historic forged Festonne spine, set off by the wonderfully coloured and grained Desert Ironwood scales. The hollowed blade carries the black Spartacus mark. Slight Second - please see full details.
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.
We accept payment by Visa, MasterCard and Maestro credit and debit cards as well through a Paypal account.
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"