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One of the best shavettes on the market.

Stunning shavette. The design is an absolute triumph. Stunning to look at, it is a perfect combination of art and function.

The magnetic clasp is absolute genius. It take a a bit of getting used to, but once you do you will begin to wonder why every shavette doesn't use this system.

Shaves are excellent. Non irritating and you can shave with a shallower angle than any other shavette that I know of.

Overall excellent.

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Obelit Yadgar
A Royal Champ

Something about the Tedalus Essence caught my attention and I kept going back to it. Maybe the blade's design, or the deep thumb notch, I'm not sure. The big price gave me the chills. I didn't particularly care for the long tang, and I though the handle was too long , but I figured they came with the package and that the package looked enticing overall. In the end I had to have the razor. I've shaved with the traditional straight razor for many years, and I've also enjoyed my Feather Artist Club razors immensely. The Tedalus Essence well complements my Artist Club razor collection. What a remarkable shaver this razor is. The Essence, like the Feather, is still not as forgiving as the traditional straight razor. So watch your pressure and angle. I still don't like the long tang and also think the handle is a little too long, but the close and comfortable shave makes up for those short comings. Actually, the razor is still comfortable in my small hands. Go figure. Most of all, I really like having the Essence in my shave den. It's a fabulous razor.

Thank you very much for the review and for sharing your opinion with us!
We're happy to hear that you like the overall package.
I wish you many more great shaves.

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Mark Percy Hansen
Perfect balance and soo smooth

I have been using Feather AC and KAI shavettes, both folding and Kamisoi style before buying the Tedalus Essence.

I have been shaving with it a couple of times now. The Essence is rapidly growing on me, as it is very intuitive to use, very smooth and is perfectly balanced. It feels like a natural extension of my hand, and is at least on par with my other shavettes.

Very well done Manuel!

If I could have two wishes, it would be a Kamisori version and a choice of wooden scales as I love the feeling and look of that.

Thank you very much for your review and your kind words, Mark!
We're happy to hear that you like our Essence razor!
I wish you many more great shaves.

Amazing Razor

The design of this razor is amazing! The magnetized head is an innovative design while the razor has an amazing balance and grip. Please make this in a kamisori style, I will buy!

Thank you so much for your review Tim!
I wish you many more great shaves.

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Ola N Sweden
A Masterpiece

I have been a wet shaver for many years. Ideally I would like to use a straight razor, but I do not have the time for everything around (stropping, honing etc). So in addition to 2 DE razors, Rex Ambassador and Rockwell 6S, the shavette has become my choice. Very close to the feeling of a straight razor and always perfect sharpness. I have several Feather Artist Club DX that I’m very happy with. But then by chance I got to know about Tedalus. The more I read, the more curious I became and finally I could not resist buying it. Now I have been using it for almost 2 months and I can only say: Wow!!! A real masterpiece. First-class material straight through and as close to the feeling of a razor as you can ever get. Perfect balance and a real beauty to look at. If I have to find some cons, the 10-year warranty is not so generous. Both the Rex Ambassador and the Rockwell 6S have a lifetime warranty. Furthermore, I find some tool marks that make the finish not top notch. But it does not affect the use at all.
So… I lift my hat and bow my head for Manuel who created this completely unique shavette. I can highly recommend it for purchase. Actually I’m considering buying another to have a spare one. I try to have that for everything I love. Except for my wife lol. (But I have to kids…).

Wow! Thank you very much for this detailed review.
We're happy to hear that you love our Essence razor.
I wish you many more great shaves.

Traumhaft schönes Messer für traumhafte Rasuren

Aufmerksam geworden durch das tolle und außergewöhnliche Design - die Klingen anderer Wechselklingenmesser sind doch ziemlich ähnlich - habe ich zugeschlagen. Versand nach Deutschland ging sehr fix - nach fünf Tagen hielt ich mein Messer in den Händen. Anfangs war ich wegen des sehr schmalen Erls musste ich mich beim Halten und Führen des Messers etwas umgewöhnen. Ich habe aber das Gefühl, dass die Kontrolle viel besser ist. Oberfläche und Riffel machen ein Abrutschen unmöglich. Das Einlegen der Klingen funktioniert reibungslos - der starke Magnet weckt Vertrauen. Meine anderen Messer nutze ich kaum noch.

Hallo Christian

Wow! Vielen Dank für Deine Bewertung!
Es freut uns sehr, dass Dir unser Essence Rasiermesser solche Freude bereitet.

Best shavette razor

I have never used such a great razor like Essence!Excellent design,perfect balance,and tight tolerances,make the experience infinitely close to a real straight razor.I think I will ditch my other razors...

Thank you Rugal!
Thank you so much for your review!
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Wladislaw Garschenin
Ein Rasiermesser der in seiner Klasse konkurrenzlos ist.

Die makellose Verarbeitung des Rasiermessers ist sehr wertig.
Die Geometrie des Rasiermessers ist sehr abgestimmt und verzeiht für Anfänger unheimlich viele Fehler beim rasieren, den richtigen Rasierwinkel findet man ganz schnell.
Die Verwendung von Single Blades (SE) sowie double Edge Blades bringen noch mehr Vorteile für das Rasiermesser.
Aus meiner Sicht könnte der Griff des Rasiermessers etwas kleiner ausfallen um das Rasiermesser noch bessere Balance zu verleihen.
Von mir eine klare Empfehlung!

Hallo Wladislaw
Vielen Dank für Deine Bewertung!

Excellent product!!!

The Tedalus Essence is an excellent product. Expensive but worth it!
Beautiful in form and function. I particularly like the elongated tang (tail) and the pronounced jimping giving it a nice grip and balance. Very well made, easy to load and shaves very well with differing blade formats.

As a straight razor shaver I never enjoyed Shavettes, however Tedalus has changed that. The best Shavette I have used without question.

Just to add, Manual was a true gentlemen regarding my purchase, patiently answered questions, shipped very quickly and even gave me a discount.
Many thanks Manuel and Tedalus. :)

Hello Chris

Your're welcome :). Thank you very much for your review! I'm happy to hear that you like the Essence razor!
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Cameron
Amazing!

Absolutely love the Essence! This is undoubtedly an amazing work of art and function. Worth every dollar, just now want to find a matching shaving brush!

Thank you Cameron!
Happy to hear that you like your razor!
I wish you many more great shaves!

Essence stand

Just a beautiful match to the perfect razor.

I’d recommend those looking to get a razor to also include the stand.

Thank you so much for your second order and the review!

Stunning in design, and execution!

I am an occasional open blade user. I find the Essence a joy to use. the weight and balance encourage me to use it more often than the DX. Good job, Tedalus!

Thank you so much for your review!

Love it.

I’ve been using this beauty for about a month now and I absolutely love it. I ordered it with the stand and the combination is stunning. I’m a fan of the feather AC blades so I was intrigued by this razor. The design is gorgeous and it’s a pleasure to shave with. Honestly, the seam between the front me back plates of the razor is hardly perceptible. The razor is thin and not at all bulky. I love the multiple blade option ( but I’ll keep using the feathers). Congratulations to Manuel on making a great razor I will treasure for years to come.

Thank you so much for your review Marco!
I'm really happy to hear that you love the razor.
I wish you many more great shaves.

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David Eisenhuth
Wonderfully Engineered and Beats out the Feather DX

A wonderful concept and typical European Sexy. As a Master Barber I can see getting another one for the shop, in those cases where time does not allow for a regualr straight razor shave for clients. Although the Feather DX is wonderful, this has all the "Right Stuff" and is better in my opinion. Some May scoff at the price, but how well it's form function and user friendly functionality make it the best. I will never probably use all the blade options, but it is nice to have that availability. It provides a wonderful shave, and the stand alone is worth the price of admission.
As a Shaving Forum owner, and having been a straight razor user for decades, I see a Ton of New Products, and this one really hits the mark.

Only one small complaint, as my razor came with some blemishes on the "blade" mostly looks like some tool marks and will not rub out, but not enough to be upset about.

I Recommend this for both personal and professional use, and I will probably pick one up for my Barber Shop

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Hello David
Thank you so much for your detailed, review, the picture, and the video!
I wish you many more great shaves with the razor!

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Mary Von Westphalen
One of a kind razor

First of all, the costumer service was astonishing. So helpful in so many ways. My husband opened his birthday present and was so overwhelmed. He said it was the best razor he‘s ever had in his hand. And he‘s had a few….
Definitely worth the money!!

Thank you so much, Mary, for your review.
We're happy to hear that your husband was overwhelmed with his present!
Thank you again for your order.

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Jack Katzman
The perfect Match

I wasn't going to spend the money but I got a coupon so I decided why not. The Essence and the holder look like art work on the counter. The holder does not disappoint. It's as ascetic as the Essence and the quality is exceptional. Holds the razor snug. WELL DONE!

Dear Jack
Thank you very much for your review!

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Chris K.

Quick version: Amazing razor / shavette in all ways and I am very, very happy with my purchase, with zero regrets.

Long version: I am one of the first owners of the Tedalus dating back to its initial release. It checks all of the boxes in terms quality, appearance and shave experience, all of which combine to represent tremendous value and (six months later) leave me with no regrets for my purchase. The quality and finish can easily been seen and felt in hand. Its stylized appearance somehow also manages to include other elements that add to the comfort of use, such as long monkey tail and thumb notch. The streamlined head offers an authentic straight razor-like shave experience, albeit without the hassle of stropping. While this takes DE blades as well, I have only used this with AC blades, which have a degree of rigidity that enhances the level of control. It is quite easy and safe to load and unload the blade, with no moving parts or springs, so it is easy to dry and there need be no worries of something loosening, breaking or the shavette rusting. These days I find myself preferring the "traditional" shaves of straight razors over those of safety razors, but I do not always have the desire or time to strop, so the Essence will always have a home with frequent use.

Hello Chris
I'm really happy to hear that you are still satisfied with the razor.
Thank you very much for this valuable feedback.
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Ramiro Briones
What a Razor!!!!

It took me a while to get this razor because of the prize. But when I finally got it the only disappointing part is that I don’t get it sooner😂 the quality of this razor is second to none. And how smooth and easy it is to hold, well balanced and not that heavy just the right weigh. I love this razor it has become my favorite razor in my den. Beyond satisfied 🙂

Thank you so much Ramiro for your great review!
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Paul Mc
fabulous razor

I have been using a Feather AC shavette as well as a range of DE razors for a while now. Saw reference to the Tedalus on my favourite forum (the shaving room) which certainly attracted my interest.
Finally took the plunge a few weeks ago and have now had a couple of shaves with the essence.
First impressions - the quality is absolutely exquisite - a real labour of love from Manuel, and I think this must be one reason why it just feels so nice to handle.
In use it's an absolute pleasure to use - so nicely balanced and the blade section is so fine you can use a much flatter angle than with the feather.
It's also very easy to hold like a kamisori - which i can never do with the Feather.
So I'm delighted with my new razor - a work of art that performs perfectly
Thanks Manuel

Thanks for this great review Paul!
I'm pleased to hear that you have so much joy shaving with your new Essence razor!
We wish you many more great shaves!

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Victor Covarrubias

Great Innovation and detailed craftsmanship let's get these barber tools to the next level. I'm glad I'm part of the 333 limit club.

Thank you so much for your review Victor. Welcome to the club :)!
We're happy to hear that you like our razor.

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Keith Max
The Essence is the closest you can get to the feeling of a traditional straight razor.

I have tried all the big name shavettes and up until now my champion was the Feather DX. The Essence is a breeze to load and takes Feather Pro style, injector and DE blades without requiring any modification or sleeves. Despite using magnets the blade was very secure. The feeling is truly like using a 5/8 straight razor, I love the thumb notch, it has enough weight that you feel in control. I also enjoy the ease with which you can tighten the pins.

If you want a straight razor experience without the honing and stroping this is an excellent choice. Or if you are like me, want a travel razor but do not want to travel with a traditional straight razor the Essence is ideal . The Feather DX has been replaced by the Essence.

Thanks for this amazing review Keith!
That's excatly what we tried to achieve with the Essence razor!
Happy to know that the Essence razor is in such good hands!
We wish you many more great shaves!

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Nicholas C.
The Essence Fully Captured

The Tedalus Essence accurately captures the essence of shaving with a straight razor. The design is sleek and the balance is perfect. This razor comes as close to shaving with a straight razor as one could come without actually using a straight razor. Well done.

Thank you so much for your review Nicholas.
We're happy to hear that you like our razor.
We wish you many more great shaves!

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Vahe Gazarian
5 stars

Great razor been using it for the past 40 days.

Thank you Vahe for your review!
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Jack Katzman
A Ferrari

I shave every day with straight razors. After shaving with the Essence, it’s my razor preference. Incredible balance, amazing engineering and design. With a Feather pro or pro guard you get a very close comfortable shave!

Thank you very much for your review! We're happy to hear that you like our razor so much!
I wish you many more great shaves!

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Michael Dietzen
Awesome shavette

Best shavette I've ever used. Easy loading it and it takes 3 different types of blades.

Hello Michael

Thanks for your review!
We are happy to hear that you like the razor and we wish you many more great shaves!