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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
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Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Introducing: Men's Yew and Chrome Safety Razor.
What is a safety razor?
The safety razor is a shaving tool for Men. Unlike plastic cartridge razors, this razor uses a single double-edge replaceable blade as opposed to multi-blade cartridges. The same blade used by your barber: the single blade is sharper and offers a closer cut with less irritation.
What are the benefits?
A better shave
The single blade offers a closer cut for a fraction of the price. The result is less irritation and smoother skin. Begin your day with something you really enjoy with a shaving tool that you're proud to own.
Unlike mass produced razors, we're supporting skilled craft. Each wooden handle is handmade, one by one with extreme attention to detail. The result is a work of art, in a class of its own.
Billions of plastic razors and cartridges hit land and sea fill each year. Double edge blades are made of steel and can be recycled.
Double edge blades cost on average 20p, compared to £2.00 for a cartridge. That's 10 times cheaper than what you spend now! To get you started, we'll throw in your first blade for free (see rewards).
Your shaving razor will be made using a 200 year old Yew Tree from Cheshire, England. The tree came down naturally in a storm, so no trees were harmed in the making of your razor.
We chose Yew for its strikingly distinctive characteristics. Each cut is carefully selected by our woodworker so that every razor has its own unique features that are then finished spectacularly.
For every Razor that you buy, we'll plant a tree. That's because we're passionate about the environment and the materials we use, so we're committed to giving back by lowering our carbon footprint.
We spent months working with designers and woodworkers in the UK and we're confident we've built the best razor on the market. We're passionate about supporting skilled jobs.
Each razor is hand crafted one at a time to deliver outstanding results with intricate detail. This razor is built to last. You simply won't find anything made like this elsewhere.
We love working with local businesses. From our Woodturner in Cheshire to designers in London, leaflet manufacturers in Rotherham to digital printers in Manchester. Every one of our razors has a personal touch.
*Note, delivery of "Father & Sons" pack of 2 razors will be delivered before Sunday 18 June.
Get yours now
As a supporter, you'll be one of the very first in the world to enjoy this piece of world class craftsmanship by benefiting from our exclusive rewards.
To get yours now, just choose one of our generous reward packages at the top of this page on the right hand side.
Thank you for your support. Enjoy the best shave of your life!
Risks and challenges
We keep in touch with our suppliers every day and we're confident we can stick to our timeline.
However, our products are man made and as such delays are possible. In the unlikely event that there are delays, we'll keep you posted.
In the event that orders exceed expectations, we may use Yew wood from a secondary source where applicable. Don't worry, this will still be British wood and sourced responsibly.
RECEIVE IN TIME FOR FATHER'S DAY (Sunday 18 June). A gift to remember, receive two razors, with "F" and "S" engraved on the base, one for Father and one for Son to keep for a lifetime. Free delivery WORLDWIDE.
Exclusive to Kickstarter! Choose from a selection of British woods to make your very own custom made Razor, with a whole year of razor blades included, the option for personal engraving on the base and free delivery worldwide