Transform shaving
into a luxurious
experience

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A new way to experience
an old tradition

The Essence™ combines the aesthetics and craftsmanship of a custom-made straight razor with the practical features of a modern barber straight razor.

No reason to be nervous

A stable grip, optimal weight and perfect balance create a more forgiving shaving experience.

Use multiple
razor blade types

Experience the comfort of your preferred blade. The Essence folding razor supports all double edge and single edge razor blades.

Quick blade loading

The newly developed blade loading mechanism allows you to change blades quickly, easily and safely, while retaining the classic aesthetic of a quality straight razor.

Crafted to last a lifetime

The Essence™ is crafted from the finest metals to be a lifelong investment.

The seamless integration of high-grade stainless steel and state-of-the-art alloy is the hallmark of the Essence folding razor.
Material
Satin and mirror-polished 17-4 PH stainless steel and sandblasted hard anodized aluminium.
Weight
59 g
Length (when closed)
185 mm
Length (when open)
238 mm
Blade length
50 mm
CNC Machined
Every single part is precision CNC-machined to ensure quality to last a lifetime.
Sustainability
No plastic – the Essence™ is created from 100% sustainable materials in an environmentally friendly manufacturing process.

Transform your shaving into a luxurious experience

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Bring the finest barber quality into your home

2,5
years
development
122
prototypes
Developed in close co-operation with barbers, and shaving experts around the world to bring the highest quality barber straight razor into your home. With the Essence folding razor you transform self-care into a luxury lifestyle.

Crafted for those with an eye for exclusivity and designer goods

Tedalus reinvents shaving and introduces a new way to experience an old tradition.
Swiss engineering / designed in Switzerland with care and attention to detail.

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We are Tedalus

A start-up based in Lucerne, Switzerland founded with one goal in mind:
To give men a new way to experience an old tradition, bringing the beautiful art of straight razor shaving into the 21st Century.

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We believe that straight razor shaving is so much more than just an old-fashioned way to shave. Especially in this hectic and fast-paced world, a straight razor shave is a great opportunity to disconnect, calm down, and recenter ourselves. 

It’s an elegant and sustainable way to shave which underlines our individuality by turning our back on throw-away society and bringing more culture, sustainability, and originality into our lives.
That's why a straight razor shave is based on a much deeper philosophy:
Your clear decision to value yourself and your time as a luxury.

Traditional straight razors are iconic and built out of high-quality materials. Unfortunately, they are challenging in maintaining a sharp edge. Barber straight razors on the other hand are more practical but often just tools, made out of cheap material without transporting the vibe and the aesthetics of a real straight razor.

But does it have to be that way? Do we really have to make compromise between quality and practicality? 
We don’t believe that. That's why we made it our mission to design a unique barber straight razor that is a contemporary tool and an art piece.

The idea behind the Essence folding razor was to take the design philosophy, the love for high-quality materials, and attention to details from high-end custom-made straight razors and combine them with the practical features of a modern barber straight razor / Shavette.
A razor that gives you the flexibility to use different razor blades types while at the same time retaining the classic aesthetic of a high-quality straight razor.
A razor that is crafted out of the finest materials to be sustainable and a lifelong investment.
It took us over 2,5 years to come to this point, and we are more than excited to finally introduce the Essence razor to you.

We and our trusted manufacturing partners are ready, what we now need is your help to raise the funds for our first official production run.

So if you want to be among the first people who own an Essence razor please sign up get notified when we launch and get the advantage of a limited 30% discounted price.

If you  like what we are doing but you have no need for the razor, please help us spread the word and share us on social media. This would help us a lot and could be a great opportunity for one of your fiends to discover us.