Sheffield — the city in Northern England synonymous with the manufacturing of stainless steel during the Industrial Revolution.
The city, it's innovation, skilled population and natural river networks made Sheffield an integral part of Britain’s global commercial dominance during the mid 18th Century. Sheffield excelled in the manufacturing of steel cutlery and blade production, exporting products made from local factories in the east of the city to all parts of the world.
Although the mid 20th Century bought an end to steel manufacturing on a large scale in Sheffield, today there are still a handful of businesses which honour the industrial past and still craft the finest quality stainless steel products from original workshops, employing descendants of families who owe much to Sheffield's industrial heritage.
At Wilde & Harte, we are proud to affiliate ourselves to these businesses with the manufacturing and finishing of our razor collections. Our components are genuinely manufactured, polished and assembled in the 'Steel City'
The Wilde & Harte and Truefitt & Hill Partnership
The Wilde & Harte brand is built upon a reputation of offering stainless steel razors of the highest possible quality. Hand polished steel offers a mirror finish, which is totally unrivaled when compared to finishes such as chrome. Steel offers 'weight' to items, enhancing the build quality and durability of products. These are just some of the reasons that Truefitt & Hill approached Wilde & Harte to procure a quantity of products to market as Truefitt & Hill 'Sheffield Razors'.
The Truefitt & Hill Heritage
Attending to the hairdressing needs of the King of England and much of the United Kingdom's gentry, Truefitt & Hill is revered as both London’s finest and the worlds oldest gentleman's hairdresser, it was founded during the reign of King George III by founder William Truefitt in 1805.
Truefitt & Hill have been involved in the production of perfumes, shampoos, hairdressings, colognes and shaving creams for many generations, providing discerning gentleman with the finest quality shaving essentials fragranced with classic scents.
Until recently, Truefitt & Hill were Royal Warrant holders (as Hairdresser) to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh (d. 2021).
All Wilde & Harte shaving razors are designed, manufactured and hand polished in Sheffield, United Kingdom. Each razor handle is CAD (Computer Aided Design) generated, then precision engineered in stainless steel before skilled metal polishers apply an impeccable mirror finish. Finally, each razor is assembled, quality checked and sent back to London HQ for packaging in handmade gift boxes.