The New Crop Of Open Comb Razors

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Open comb razors seem to be enjoying a modest little resurgence recently, with several new models coming onto the market.  Here is a little background on open comb razors and a look at some new models.

Stirling Soap Co. Ben Franklin Shave Soap

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I wanted to hate Stirling Soap Co.’s Ben Franklin soap! Okay, well let me explain.  I should preface this by saying any discussion of scents is always YMMV. What is precious to one man could be equivalent to “poison” for another. So take what I say next about the scent to be my own opinion.

Badger After Shave Oil

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Badger After Shave Oil really surprised me. I was expecting something heavy on the skin with not much skin care benefits (aside from moisturization) based on the ingredients as it is composed mainly of essential oils. I thought, “what the heck, nothing to lose may as well give it a try!” Well, let me tell you I’m sure glad I did.

Dreadnought Post Shave Balm

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A little bit of Dreadnought Post Shave Balm definitely goes a long way! To use the often utilized vernacular… The scent of it is very fresh citrus with spice tones and fairly strong initially, as most synthetically based scents tend to be but faded to the background for the most part after 4-5 hours. I have sensitive skin so often tend to react strongly to products with overly strong scents or a lot of chemicals. This product did not elicit much of a skin reaction. Aside from a bit of redness on my skin if used immediately after a shave which…

Feather Razors And Blades – A Contrast

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Feather shaving products have a bit of a schizophrenic feel [EDIT: maybe 'multiple personalities' would be a more appropriate description].  They have products at both ends of the scale: very high-end, precisely-engineered products and products that are economical, but nothing in between.  Let me show you what I mean.