Monk FactsThis is the simplest straight razor that Thiers Issard produce. The acetate scales are classic, durable and chic, whilst the blade is made from Thiers Issard’s peerless carbon steel. The C135 steel is named for the 1.35% carbon in its composition. This is a very high ratio of carbon, which makes the steel extremely hard, meaning that it is more difficult to sharpen than a standard razor but that it also holds its edge better, staying sharper for longer. The small town of Thiers, France has been a knife maker’s hub for countless generations. Pierre Thiers founded Thiers Issard in 1887, using his wife’s name to differentiate the company from the many ‘Thiers’ families in the town. Pierre was renowned as the greatest maker of razors in France, as well as a master blacksmith and cutler. These days Thiers Issard still make some of the finest French chef’s knives, but they are one of only two or three companies that still make high quality straight razors. The Thiers Issard razors are forged and then hand ground to order and only the purest carbon steel is used.
FEATURES & CARE- Blade 100% C135 carbon steel
- Scales 100% acetate
- Available in other colours
- Made in France
- Care instructions: refer to Accessories Care