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Our business started with this Kickstarter. We're now in shops worldwide. Find out more...
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243 backers pledged £15,369 to help bring this project to life.

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The Mark One Travel Kit reward - organic cotton, organic shave oil
The Mark One Travel Kit reward - organic cotton, organic shave oil

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Visit us at http://www.thomasclipper.com

"In short, if you're sporting stubble right now, it's time to reacquaint yourself with a razor - and there are few finer than those from new British grooming start-up Thomas Clipper."

British GQ

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"What you want is a proper, honest, no-nonsense razor."

The Style King - 'Thomas Clipper - The Perfect Shave'

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A focus on craftsmanship and design.

Handles turned individually in our workshop from a single piece of solid stainless steel, giving unmatched balance.

Global shipping is available on all reward levels (mostly free, see individual rewards for details).

Thomas Clipper gives you the best shave you can get outside a barber shop.


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Your morning is about to get better - Mark K in background
Your morning is about to get better - Mark K in background

 

Building the best shave


We use single blade razors: so does your barber. Our razor shaves closer and with more precision - one blade, rather than several, means fewer ingrown hairs and less razor burn. And because we use stainless steel for the handle and lighter chromed nickel for the head we've created a shave that's balanced naturally. It's also several times heavier than a plastic razor - that means more stability, more longevity and a better shave.

Our razors come with blades for a year if you're in the UK ** now 13 months for Kickstarter customers because we reached our funding goal a week early - see 'updates' for details**. Please select International (shipping extra) if you'd like to take advantage of this part of the service outside of the UK.

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The Mark One and the Mark One Custom
The Mark One and the Mark One Custom

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Supporting Craftsmanship

Each handle is made to order in our workshop in the UK - yours can be customised to your glove size and etched with your initials (choose the Mark One Custom pledge level). The head is made by our Commonwealth partner in New Dehli. Our oil and cotton are produced in the UK and certified organic. Our engraving is done in a workshop near Leicester. You're supporting skilled craftspeople at every stage of production.

Get it first

Our Naked reward level is a way to get on board with the TC movement. Our Travel Kit includes everything you need to get shaving. And with the Custom reward level, The Mark One will be customised to your glove size and etched with your initials.

For Kickstarter, Zena our designer has created the Model K. This takes us a great deal longer to turn in our workshop, so we're limiting supply to Kickstarter backers only at this stage.

As you'll also see, for early backers we've put together a limited number of specially priced packages. Get them while they're hot...

The Mark One K - a special design for Kickstarter
The Mark One K - a special design for Kickstarter

 

Timings

December 2013 - October 2014- development, testing, failure, re-development, testing, success...

October 2014 - Kickstarter

November 2014 - Production

December 2014 - Delivery (UK)

January 2015 - Delivery (International)

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Mr. Gantt's (somewhat simplified) chart for the project
Mr. Gantt's (somewhat simplified) chart for the project


Making Better Things

We've created something that is built to last: no battery to run out, no plastic to snap. The handle is stainless steel which is over 60% recycled (we'll find out and share an exact number when we start ordering the steel and building the razors: the more we're buying the more clout we'll have to demand a higher % of recycled steel).

Our accessories are all organic (organic oil, organic cotton). And the workshops we are developing the product with all recycle their waste metal. That's part of the reason we work with them.

Find out more.

 

The Team

Matt and Tony are good friends who share a passion for making something better: something that supports passionate and talented people, something that they would be proud to own and something that is built to last. Together they're dedicated to bringing you the best shave you can get outside of a barber shop.

Matt and Tony - arranged above in that order
Matt and Tony - arranged above in that order

 

Better shaving through simple design

The day of the seven-blade aloe-vera vibrating throwaway razor is over. Barbers use single blade razors because they shave better - we're building the best single blade shave you can get outside a barber shop.

Join us.

Risks and challenges

**SHIPPING PRE-CHRISTMAS FOR UK ORDERS ONLY**

We'll do our best to get the razors made asap, but because they're workshop produced we can't guarantee pre-Christmas shipping for international orders. If your order is a Christmas present, please let us know by pledging 10p more (i.e. £79.10 instead of £79) and we'll do our absolute best. For all UK orders we expect to have something in the mail before Christmas - if anything at all gets in the way, we'll let you know well in advance. The TC Team.

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    Pledge £1 or more About $1.29

    You'll be making shaving (and bathrooms) better, and most importantly you'll be supporting a Kentish and London based designer, makers in the Midlands, West Country organic textile experts and a family run metal workshop in New Dehli. Thank you from all of us.

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    Pledge £19 or more About $25

    Early backer - Oil + Flannel: a bottle of our organic shaving oil, designed to reduce razor rash and formulated in the Midlands + an organic cotton shaving flannel from sunny Devon, to exfoliate and warm your face up.

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    Pledge £39 or more About $50

    Early Backer - Mark One Naked (usually £49) - One Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // One year of blade replacements (UK only, 5 blades per month)

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    Pledge £49 or more About $63

    Early Backer - Mark One Travel Kit (usually £65) - One Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // One year of replacements (UK only, 5 blades per month) // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic cotton exfoliating shaving flannel // Free shipping

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    Pledge £49 or more About $63

    Mark One Naked - One Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // Global customers: free shipping // UK customers: free shipping + 1 year of blades (max 5/month)

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    Pledge £57 or more About $74

    Early backer 2 - Mark One Travel Kit (usually £65) - One Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic cotton exfoliating shaving flannel // Global customers: free shipping // UK customers: free shipping + 1 year of blades (max 5/month)

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    Pledge £65 or more About $84

    Mark One Travel Kit - One Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic cotton exfoliating shaving flannel // Global customers: free shipping // UK customers: free shipping + 1 year of blades (max 5/month)

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    Pledge £79 or more About $102

    Early Backer - Mark One Custom (Usually £99) - One TC Mk One razor custom fitted to your glove size and engraved with any initials you choose // One year of blade replacements (UK only, 5 blades per month) // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic flannel monogrammed with your chosen initials // Free shipping

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    Pledge £79 or more About $102

    International Blades - ALL OF OUR RAZOR REWARDS (EXCEPT THIS ONE) SHIP INTERNATIONALLY, FREE OF CHARGE but they don't include blades for a year. This reward level includes the year of blades, delivered up front, with a Thomas Clipper Custom as described above ie: One TC Mk One razor custom fitted to your glove size and engraved with any initials you choose // One year of blade replacements (delivered at outset) // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic flannel monogrammed with your chosen initials. Delivery is £14.

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    Pledge £99 or more About $128

    Mark in the Wood - A Mark One Travel Kit in a hand made wooden gift box - travel kit includes one Thomas Clipper Mk One razor // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic cotton exfoliating shaving flannel // Global customers: free shipping // UK customers: free shipping + 1 year of blades (max 5/month)

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    Pledge £99 or more About $128

    Kickstarter Special Edition - Mark K Razor - One TC Mark K razor (uses a three step lathing process / designed for Kickstarter) // One year of blade replacements (UK only, 5 blades per month) // One bottle TC organic shaving oil // One organic flannel // Free shipping

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    Pledge £119 or more About $154

    Double Marks - (usually £164) A Mark One Custom reward (as above) for you and a Mark One Travel Kit (as above) for a friend (or the other way around... but let's be honest...).

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    Pledge £2,499 or more About $3,227

    Make Your Mark: Work with our team to design and produce your own razor handle. Get your razor delivered to anywhere in the world. Includes 2 rounds of feedback (one art, one prototype - shipping extra). Ships with 10 of your custom razors, organic oil and first 5 blades.

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Funding period

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