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Essence razor

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SFr. 289.00 CHF
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1 to 2 working days

3 to 5 working days

USA / Canada
5 to 8 working days

Rest of the world
7 to 10 working days


- 17-4 PH Stainless Steel
- Hard anodized aluminum

Razor blades

- Standard half double edge razor blades
- Single edge injector razor blades
- Feather Artist Club Blades
- KAI razor blades
- Injector razor blades


Essence Razor:

- Length (when open)

238 mm

- Length (when closed)

189 mm

- Max. razor blade lenght

50 mm


- Length

50 mm

- wide

50 mm

- Hight

85 mm

The Essence razor is an exclusive shavette that stands for craftsmanship, design, and attention to detail. It gives you the flexibility to use different razor blade types while retaining the classic aesthetic of a high-quality straight razor.

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

After years of research, hundreds of prototypes, and relentless dedication to mastering the creation of Essence, we continue the pursuit of perfection to make every Tedalus product a lifetime investment.


‍Holding ourselves to the highest standards, we invested in each production step to produce a limited number of 333 exclusive razors. Turning away from mass production and throw-away trends, we ushered in a new and more sustainable grooming experience


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Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Martin Walsh

Thanks for the opportunity to own and use this amazing razor well designed and lovely to look at
Feels good in the hand and gives a great shave every time with the replaceable blade
Well done Manuel

Paul C
The very essence of a straight razor...

I have been shaving with the Essence for a couple of weeks now and I am very pleased with the build quality, design and with its super tight tolerances. It shouts quality when you have it in your hand and the shave also has the quality feel of a freshly honed straight razor with perfect balance.
I found it very easy to load the Feather Pro Super AC blades which I have found to be the best AC blade in this razor (for me) because it feels very much like shaving with one of my straight razor's with the head of the razor just brushing my skin so it was very easy to find the correct angle almost straight away.
I love my Feather DX kamisori using the same blade and I will continue to use it in rotation because I like the feel of shaving with a kamisori (non folding) AC razor and i would
really love to see a kamisori version of this razor in the future but until then I will be more than happy to shave with this outstandingly beautiful razor that makes me look forward to my next shave!
I love this razor, thank you!

Brian Galbraith
The Rolls Royce of Shavettes

I have used and do own many upper tier shavettes. This was something I just had to have. Functionally and aesthetically was a retirement gift and will be forever treasured. Even if I never used is a work of art. Just over the moon¬!

Hello Brian

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!

Josh the barber
Best razor I’ve used

I’ve been barbering for over 10 years and have lost count of how many razors I’ve used over that time, this is by far the best I have used, I use a DE blade on all my customers unless I’m performing a full shave.

Thank you so much for this great review Josh!

The Best Shavette There Is - And By Quite a Margin

I’ve owned quite a few shavettes over the years, and none of them shaves nearly as well as the Essence. In my experience, the Essence shave will be smoother, closer, more comfortable, and way more fun. The narrow spine – one of many carefully thought out design features – lets you hold the razor flatter against the face, as you would with a straight razor. That flatter, shallower shave angle is a big part of the magic that lets you feel the Essence difference from shave #1. Other important engineering features include excellent balance, deeply excavated top and bottom jimps, a no fuss magnetic loading system, and a blade design shaped to allow an easy, flexible hold. And if that is not enough, there is also the elegance – an elegance that happens when superb engineering allows form to follow function with exceptional grace. Either by itself, and especially with the stand, this razor is beautiful – a very handsome addition to any shave den.

Thank you so much for this great review!
I'm happy to hear that you like the Essence razor :)!
I wish you many more great shaves with it!

Scott Rohrbach
Time for you to get one!

I'm not sure how start this review, so lets talk about the design/engineering first. For me, the designed is made for the way I hold a razor, the way I shave. The "divot" between the heel and shank is ideal for placing my thumb when doing close followup strokes after my 2nd or 3rd pass. The tang (tail) length is ideal because I hold the razor with 1 finger on the shank and 3 on the tang. Holding it this way gives me great control when shaving around my nose and chin.
Lastly, the beauty of this razor is just second to none,has no equal.


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

David Lopez rizo sanchez
It's worth what it costs.

I'm new to this, I've never shaved with a barber's razor.
I liked it a lot, I didn't cut myself.
I highly recommend it.
The design in general is excellent and yes, it is premium.
It is worth every penny and I am very happy.

Thank you Manuel.

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

Michael Pompey
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.

Hello Michael
Thank you very much for the review!
We're happy to hear that you like our Essence razor.
I wish you many more great shaves.

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.

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.