Essence by Tedalus

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by ischiapp, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Actually It's a shavette.
    But I've never seen one like this.
    The name is perfect, Essence. I think It's it.
    What a modern razor can be: a hybrid, that merges the best of two worlds.
    Beautiful and efficient as a straight razor, fast and easy as a shavette.

  2. snuff

    snuff Active Member

    I've tested pre production models and was very impressed, let the maker know I definitely want one. Waiting on a production model to test and write a review.
  3. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    Looks pretty!
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  4. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    I’m very happy with my Feather DX! I’ll follow this developer with interest, but have no interest in owning one!
  5. rs_776

    rs_776 Well-Known Member

    It's a beautiful razor, and the inventor/producer put a tremendous effort in its design and development. I am really impressed at how inconspicuous the slideout mechanism is.

    Sent from my LM-V450 using Tapatalk
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  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    That is 'sharp' looking razor. The price is at Feather DX level.
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  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

    Article Team
    The creator is a member here, @Manumik and he reached out to me several years ago (edit: over 3 years ago) when he first started developing this razor. We have continued to correspond as he progressed. I'm not sure how many (if any) of my suggestions made it into the final design, since I've yet to see the blade internals.

    His goal was to make a shavette that was as close to an actual straight razor as possible, and in that, I think he has succeeded admirably. It's a beautiful and distinctive design.
  8. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    Thanks a lot for opening this thread. I really appreciate that you mention the razor :).
    Let me use that and give you guys some more updates.

    We are now in the final steps and plan to start production at the beginning and 2021. Currently, we are actually planing the whole manufacturing process (quality inspections, labeling requirements, shipping, etc.).

    Our initial plan was to launch on Kickstarter but the required marketing budget is so high that we decided to use that money to manufacture 333 razors.
    This change will not have any effects on all those people who already signed up.

    Everyone who already made a reservation by depositing 1 USD will get the razor at the promised discounted price.
    Another limited batch of 33 razors will go out with a 30% discount.
    Those of you who signed up on our website will get special access where you can order the razor with a 30% discount.

    The most important point for us is to deliver a razor of the highest quality possible without any compromises.
    Right at the beginning, I decided that this should be an exclusive razor for men who value quality, design, and function.

    We will make a pass around of the prototype to some trusted members here on the forum before we launch.
    That way you can see the razor with all its functions in action.

    Thanks to all for your patience, and feel free to reach out to me personally if you have any questions.

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  9. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    Hey my friend :D! You will definitely get one. I will also send you the final version to test within the next weeks.

    Your picture with the measurements of the Dorko shavette were the key inspiration for the blade loading mechanism. So yes, your suggestions were really helpful and will not be forgotten.
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  10. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Hi Manuel, I like the idea.
    Let me share in the domestic forum of my country.
    Maybe It'll be opened to Euro pals too ...
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  11. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing!
    Of course. As we are located in Switzerland we will not ignore Europe :).
    We will ship international right from the beginning.
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  12. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    I'll love to see an EU pass around.

    I'm in from now!!!
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  13. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    Hi Gents,

    I'm excited to announce that we have started production of the 333 Razors, and Essence will probably be out in the market by May.. ;)
  14. ischiapp

    ischiapp Well-Known Member

    Congrats, Manuel.
    Share some pics.
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  15. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Anxious I am!
  16. snuff

    snuff Active Member

    I finally got RAD under control and have not bought much shaving stuff for a long time but this one I must have, soon .... very soon .... :)
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  17. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    I am so thankful for your support gentlemen! :happy036:
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  18. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    All right, I give, I definitely want one. I signed up on the website.
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  19. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    :thanks: Things are looking good with the production, may be posting updates soon.. :signs001:
  20. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    :bounce015: :bounce017: :happy036: :happy093::happy093:
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