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The Leaf Razor

Getting Started


Getting Started

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Getting Started

Getting started with

The Twig & Thorn Razors

Leaf Shave single-edge razors come in two versions: Twig, and Thorn.

The Twig razor is the gentle version, best suited for lighter hair or more sensitive skin.

The Thorn razor is the more aggressive version, best suited for thicker / coarser hair.

01. Review before Use

- Before using your Twig Razor, read through these instructions carefully. If you have any questions about how to load, use or care for your razor reach out to us at before use.

- Exercise caution when handling blades and using the razor, the blades are sharp.

- Please keep the razor and blades out of reach of children.

02. Loading your Razor

- Open the razor by twisting the bottom of the handle clockwise until the top lifts and twists out of the way.

- Load a single-edge blade into your Twig safety razor making sure to line up the notches on the sides of the blade with the mating feature on the blade holder. It should sit flat.

- Secure the The Twig razor closed by twisting the bottom of the handle counterclockwise until finger-tight.

03. Enjoy your Shave

- Shave using light pressure, manually keeping the blade positioned at a 30-degree angle to your skin. Then, just let the weight of the razor do the work.

- Rinse the razor frequently with warm water—the razor and skin should always be damp.

- Feel your skin to find places you may have missed and go over them again. For even closer results, repeat the process shaving against the natural direction of hair growth.

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Cleaning & Care

Like any tool that you want to last, a little care goes a long way.

During & After


While using Twig or Thorn Razor, rinse from the front and back as needed to keep the blade clear of hair. Some shavers like to employ 'buffing' or 'back and forth' shaving technique which involves a short "back-stroke" before a forward shaving stroke. The backstroke clears hair from the blade, this technique can cut down on rinsing but may not be the best fit for everyone's skin.


After you finish using Twig or Thorn Razor, rinse thoroughly from the outside, or open the head up and rinse the inside. Opening and rinsing the blade individually is *not necessary* but some folks like to do this after heavy shaves to ensure the cleanest tool between uses.

To get the longest life from your blade, pat it dry between uses. Water will shorten the life of any shaving blade. Drying your blades is *not necessary* but some folks may want to eek out the longest life from their blades.

Long Term Care


If you find your razor accumulating shave soap residue / hair residue, we suggest periodically scrubbing it clean. First, remove all of the blade.

Take an old toothbrush (designated razor cleaning brush) and apply a small amount of dish soap to it. With water, scrub all over, working up a good bubbly lather from the soap. Scrub the front, the back, around the handle, open the head and scrub under the cap and on the surface that the blade lays on. Work all of the nooks and crannies until you are satisfied.

Thoroughly rinse the soap off, and use a soft cloth or towel to dry the razor. If you'd like, you can finish this cleaning with a dunk in rubbing alcohol. Reinstall a fresh blade.


If your razor has long-term soap residue, or rust-stains from the blades: prepare a bath of diluted white vinegar (1:1 with water) and soak the razor for no more than 10 minutes. Then perform the above cleaning process.

Having trouble?

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