6 “Good Deal” Shaving Lathers

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Having previous discussed “good deal” razors and shaving brushes let’s have a discussion of low-cost shaving lathers.  Like the previous “good deal” articles this one is jointly written, this time by Mark (Mantic59) and shave cream/soap reviewer extrodinaire Greg (Palpz).  Here are six products that produce good results for less money.  They’re not the only ones of course but they are reasonably widely available.  If you know of others be sure to leave a comment!

5 “Good Deal” Shaving Brushes Under $25

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[Preface by Mantic59: The response to the “Good Deal Razors” article was so positive I decided to make one about shaving brushes too.  This time I asked brush guru Gary Carrington (GDCarrington) to help by commenting on some of the inexpensive brushes he’s tried.] There are hundreds and hundreds of shaving brushes out there–badger hair, boar hair, horse hair, synthetic hair–at price points that go from about $6 to stratospheric levels.  Beginners want to try the experience without breaking the bank.  More experienced users with pricey brushes sometimes want an alternate brush to travel with.  The common question then becomes…

8 “Good Deal” Razors Under $20

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Michael (Leisureguy) recently emailed Mark (Mantic59) with a proposal for a Sharpologist article on the best DE razors for a novice who wants a good razor but also wants to minimize the initial expense until he knows for sure that DE shaving is going to work for him. Mark was already planning such an article himself, so we agreed to combine our efforts.  Although some excellent razors—razors that are both highly efficient and very comfortable—are available in the $70-$80 price range, we presume that most novices would prefer to get started at a lower price, so in this article we…

A Shave With Blue Collar vs. White Collar Gear

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Growing up near an affluent town, I became aware of the have and have not scenario in my youth. Half my classmates came from wealth, & lived in private homes just like Dick, and Jane. The other half lived in apartments, and played stickball. One of my kindergarten classmates owned a pony!  Regardless of status, baseball ruled supreme, and the television carried an ad for Gillette featuring Pee Wee Reese, Don Zimmer, and Roy Campanella. These guys were inspirational to us, because like us…they never had a pony. Through baseball, men from humble backgrounds became icons of baseball, and lived…

Rockwell Razors Follow Up

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The Rockwell Razors Kickstarter project that we mentioned Wednesday seems to have been a hit with the wet shaving community.  The project met it’s initial funding goal within 24 hours (Kickstarter gives projects 28 days to meet their funding goal)!  We have been able to get some exclusive access to Rockwell.  Sharpologist co-founder Andy Tarnoff was able to sit down with one of Rockwell’s founders, and Mark (Mantic59) got his hands on a prototype razor.