ESSENCE

THE WORLD'S FIRST STRAIGHT RAZOR
IN A REPLACEABLE BLADE FORMAT.

ENHANCING YOUR SHAVING Experience

The Essence razor is a revolutionary shavette that replicates a traditional straight-razor experience without the maintenance that comes along with a traditional straight-razor.

It gives you the possibility to use your favourite razor blades while crafted out of high quality materials to be a lifetime investment.

Essence Razor

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UNIQUE & TIMELESS

A new way to experience an old tradition.

The Essence razor originated in a love of eye-catching design, produced using the highest-quality materials. We adore the close attention to detail seen in custom-made straight razors and combine this with the practical features of a modern Shavette.

RAZOR BLADES

Our advanced blade loading mechanism allows razor blades to be replaced fast, easily, and safely.

It also goes a step further by accommodating a variety of razor blade types.
These include DE blades, feather AC blades and mini-injector razor blades.

SHAVING GRIP

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

The fierce long tail gives the Essence razor a unique appeal and allows for the fullest range of grips, from traditional style to barber.

NON-SLIP GRIP

Aggressive jimping at the top and the bottom of the tang allows for a non-slip grip, even while wearing soap-covered nitrile gloves.

PRECISION GROOMING

With a deep thumb notch, designed for a choke grip, this feature is loved by Barbers for its ultra-precise detail work

SHAVING ANGLE

Bringing you close to a real straight-edge experience, the razor has a sleek wedge-shaped grind which offers more freedom to angle your blade just the way you want to.

Ergonomically designed, the razor blade feels like a natural extension of the blade holder. It adds to the authentic straight razor shaving experience

PERFECTLY BALANCED

Optimal weight and perfect balance ensures a comfortable shave.

A strong stainless body offers the best support for an intuitive and forgiving shave. A sleek aluminium handle acts to counterbalance the stainless-steel blade holder, creating the perfect balance from every angle.

SPECIFICATIONS

MATERIAL BLADEHOLDER

17-4 ph Stainless steel

MATERIAL HANDLE

Aluminum

FINISH BLADEHOLDER

Brushed/polished

FINISH HANDLE

Hard anodized

LENGTH (OPEN)

238 mm

A LIFETIME INVESTMENT

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

The Essence razor is not just another everyday razor. If you just look for a regular shavette that gives you a nice shave, the Essence Razor is not for you. This razor is built for men who value design, craftsmanship and the ultimate straight razor shaving experience.

Every Essence razor is made out of nothing but the purest and highest-quality metals. This metal is formed into solid billets and moved to a state-of-the-art facility where each part is individually CNC-machined to achieve an incredible degree of 0.05 mm precision.

WELCOME TO TEDALUS

Located in Lucerne, the heart of Switzerland, Tedalus stands as a testament to the blend tradition and contemporary aesthetics. We are dedicated to crafting exceptional grooming instruments that merge time-honored traditions with modern design.

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Customer Reviews

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Álvaro Contreras Ramírez
Impressions and suggestions

The razor works wonderfully and the seams that hold the spine are almost unnoticeable, I was surprised by the strenght of the magnets which hold the razor together, the monkey tail gives a really comfortable variety of grips sitting well in the hand, the overall design is beautiful. It's expensive but worth the investment, it shaves like no other. The Tedalus team was really kind and atentive. Overall I'm really happy.

I'm adding here a couple design suggestions for future versions of the essence: I like the stand, however i think it would look slicker without those two holes in the bottom back of the handle and just having a case to store it. To avoid using rubber to stop the blade from touching the handle I'd make the handle groove narrower to hold the spine at the middle, the plastic in the pivot pin could maybe just be removed and substituted for oil instead to make it look better. At the pivot end I would adjust more the handle to the shape of the screw. I think the gap between the end of the monkey tail and the handle when unfolding could be smaller. The handle's edges could be more rounded specially at the bottom tip, however I understand the design choice here, this is just more of a matter of personal taste. These are very minor changes and I think would suit the style of your company of precision, elegance and durability, however your product is close to perfect already, so I have no complaints. You could also maybe experiment with titanium, even though from what i understand it's harder to work with it.

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ikeapencil
Way Beyond Expectation!

I knew from the outset it wouldn’t disappoint, but, realistically, how much better could it possibly be as compared to other AC razors? Well, it’s streets ahead of anything else in the category! Immediately feels natural in your hand. The very first shave felt like I’d been using it for a while. Manoeuvrable, not too light and super efficient. Nothing comes close to it, in my humble opinion. The stand makes it for a beautiful display too, so, if in doubt, definitely buy paired with the stand. The only drawback: you might feel the urge to shave more often than usual.

Thank you very much for your positive review!
I wish you many more great shaves.

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todd Smith
Excellent

Fit and finish is excellent. Solid

Thank you very much for your positive review!
I wish you many more great shaves.

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Andrew H.
New Shavette in Chicago

Great quality. Great that any blade can fit. Super easy to load as they fit like a glove. I look forward to continue to practice with it.

Hello Andrew

Thank you very much for your positive review!
I wish you many more great shaves.

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Dave Eisenhuth Owner, The Shaving Cadre Forum
Essence X3

This is actually my third essence razor as a Professional Barber in Barbershop Owner. I have found that when I’m not using an actual straight this is the closest to that. I also have one that I use regularly at home and one in reserve just in case it’s a fantastic piece of machinery, and the closest you will ever get to a true straight razor and that’s coming out as only a enthusiast but also as a professional Master Barber. Paired with a feather pro guard blade. It is just perfect.

David Eisenhuth, Master Barber/Proprietor
Hombres Barbershop at SaddleBrooke Ranch
@barberdave on Youtube

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Hello Dave
Thank you so much for your detailed and positive feedback and sharing the video! We're thrilled to know that our Essence Razor meets your high professional standards and that it's become a dependable tool both at work and at home.

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Klaus Höhn
Das beste was ich jemals hatte

Ich bin ein totaler Rasiermesser Fan und habe einige sehr gute unter anderem Messer von Koraat , aber durch eine Empfehlung kam ich zu Tedalus und bekomme nicht mehr genug davon . Die Verarbeitung, die perfekten Rasuren , ich bin ohne Worte , genial

Hallo Klaus

Ich bedanke mich aufrichtig für Dein Lob und freue mich riesig, dass Dir unser Essence Rasiermesser so gut gefällt.

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Tomas Fernandez-Herrerin Santoro
Excelente

Excelente terminación, cómodo el sistema de carga de hoja. Comido afeitado

Thank you very much for your review Tomas!

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Ralf Keller
Best Shavette ever!

Die beste Shavette, die ich jemals in Händen hielt! Großartig verarbeitet! Geniales Handling! Und die Kundenfreundlichkeit bzw Service sind vorbildlich! Sehr freundlicher Kontakt und super schnelle Lieferung! Vom Rasurergebnis könnte ich nicht zufriedener sein! Love it 😍

Hallo Ralf

Vielen Dank für die tolle Bewertung und die netten Worte!
Wir wissen dies sehr zu schätzen! Ich wünsche Dir noch viele tolle Momente mit Deinem
Essence Rasiermesser.

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Jemes Zaro

Very good and high quality i love it , i am a barber I use it for single edge and feather blades it’s so easy to use . If you want to make your life easy just purchase Essence razor.

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J.Thomann
Tedalus Shavette

Very good shavette perfectly finished! Lies very well in the hand and is perfectly balanced. For me stand the half blades a little too far out, unfortunately, could not try various other blades such as Feather or Kasho. Nevertheless, it is very high quality razor and well made. Would me at any time to get one again!
Master hairdresser and barber for 20 years.
With shiny J.Thomann

Hello Thomann

Thank you so much for your review! I highly suggest that you try Feather blades if you have the opportunity. To me, the razor shows its full potential when it is used with single-edge blades such as Feather, Schick, etc.

I wish you many more great shaves!