Who is Thiers Issard ?

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Discover in this Laguiole cutlery-makers’ Club article the story of the famous cutlery-maker Thiers Issard, famous for the quality of his straight razors. Thanks to this background information, discover the history of this brand which earned its fame thanks to it's high-quality blades made in France and acclaimed by the best-shaved men all over the world !

A Thiers Issard Company straight razor is a gift for life. Its edge is perfect, its finish impeccable, and its sublime design almost makes it a work of art.

With this kind of razor, you will forget mass-produced disposable plastic razors. With these quality shaving products, shaving will become a treat once more : no more rashes caused by blunt blades which pull on your hairs !

Based in the French cutlery capital, the Thiers Issard company has played an important role in the history of straight razors. It is the last French company to produce straight razors.

Founded in 1884 by blacksmith Pierre Thiers, the company has manufactured straight razors since its very beginnings. The Thiers-Issard name is the combination of Pierre Thier's and his wife's (Issard) surnames : thus Pierre Thiers distinguises his company from those of the rest of his family, a long line of razor-manufacturers.
Production diversification occured in the early 20th century with the development of lines of kitchen and butcher's knives ... In 1929 Pierre Thiers died.

Pierre Thiers son, trained by Pierre Thiers himself assisted his mother in taking over the company.  Louis Thiers then took the helm of the company.

In 1985, the company was sold by the Thiers family to Gilles Reynewaeter but the production has remained the same: made with the finest materials and with the expertise of the best workers.


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