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 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.
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.
We are delighted to have this razor back in stock after a lengthy absence as this square point 5/8 razor is a unique shape amongst the Dovo range. Some of these may have some light scratching to the gold wash on the tang.
The Dovo Gentleman 5/8 Razor features a satin finished and full hollow blade bearing the Gentleman motif as shown. Taken with the polished Yew scales the result is one of understated quality. An elegant razor.
If your purchase is a gift, why not let us gift wrap it for you. We use a heavy duty matt black cardboard box with a magnetic snap shut front flap, having a black grosgrain ribbon tag for opening. The box is lined with bottle green tissue paper and finished with a grey grosgrain ribbon bow. See full details for size restrictions.
This is a used natural Belgian Blue Waterstone from Ardennes Coticule, measuring approximately 200mm in length and 60mm in width. The thickness of the stone is uneven and varies from approximately 17mm to 15mm due to previous use. It therefore needs to be lapped. The beech box supplied with the stone also shows water staining.
This natural whetstone from Ardennes Coticule has been pre-owned, though the stone itself shows little sign of use. The only signs of it being pre-owned are to the beech box which shows some water damage. It is an ideal choice for anyone seeking a high quality natural finishing stone at a bargain price.
Straight razors are prone to corrosion. To help reduce this risk we recommend that razors which are not being used frequently should be oiled between use. Jenkin's Razor Oil is a mineral oil, with a viscosity specially selected for this purpose. No oil can guarantee complete protection and, for longer term storage, we would recommend the use of a...
This razor storage box for two razors is crafted from varnished beech with lid insert of synthetic leather. Ideal for storage of a special single razor or an equally special matched pair. Second - see full description.
This razor storage box for a single razor is crafted from varnished beech with a lid insert of synthetic leather. Ideal for storage of a special single razor. The box will accept all straight razors from 4/8 to 7/8 blade depth. Supplied with a leather razor display pad that also protects the razor when in transit. Second - see full description.
This glycerin based luxury shaving cream from Vulfix with the masculine scent of sandalwood produces an exceptionally thick, rich and creamy lather which provides a good cushion for your shave as well as moisturising your skin. 225ml/180g. Second - see full description.
Hand made in Italy, this beautiful ash wood bowl from Saponificio Varesino is designed to fit their shave soaps. Some Saponificio Varesino shave soaps are supplied in PET containers and this means they can be changed in and out with ease. The lid bears the Saponificio Varesino 1945 logo carved in to the wood. The bowl has been water-proof painted to...
Designed to compliment the Saponificio Varesino shave soap this Cosmo after shave is formulated with a fluid cream to nourish the skin, as well as providing a wonderful light citrus scent with mid tones of nutmeg and pepper and subtle undertones of vanilla, vetyver and sandalwood. Supplied in a black aluminium bottle with an antique brass label. 125ml.
New to us this Cosmo shaving soap from Saponificio Varesino is specifically formulated to help prevent the skin drying out with the shaving process by the addition of larch extract. The addition of castor oil also helps to lubricate the skin. It has a mild citrus scent with undertones of vanilla, vetyver and sandalwood. 150g. Presented in a stylish black...
This gift set from Mitchell's comprises a 150g bar of the original Wool Fat Soap, a 150 ml bottle of Shampoo and a 150 ml bottle of moisturising Hand and Body Lotion, packaged together in a corrugated gift set.
This is a fine quality and elegant 5/8 razor from Thiers Issard. It has highly polished blonde horn scales, while the blade has a hand worked spine bearing the historic Wheatfield (or Wheat) design. The blade carries the Spartacus black mark and is mirror polished.
The Chevron spine design dates back to the 19th Century and is hand worked by the craftsmen at Thiers-Issard. The nicely weighted 5/8 blade is combined here with spotted oak scales making for an excellent combination.
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"