Beluga Razor – Another Crowdfunded Project

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[NOTE: A video review of this razor is coming shortly.  I will edit this post with the video when it is ready.] Who says double edge razors are boring?  Hot on the heels of Rockwell Razor’s astonishingly successful Kickstarter project–they raised over 10 times their pledge goal–comes another crowdfunding razor project, the Beluga razor.  The Beluga razor attempts to be “the best of both worlds” with a double edge razor (with a single edge exposed) that uses a pivoting head like a modern cartridge razor.  I was lucky enough to get to shave with the prototype a few times.

Piccadilly Shave Products

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The Piccadilly Shaving Company is a new wet shaving brand cut from the same cloth as the established British shaving brands.  I got a chance to try their flagship shaving cream along with a few other of their products, all sandalwood scented.

New Companies Changing the Face of Shaving

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At some point in our lives, we were once one of the two toddlers fighting in the backseat of our parent’s car. If you were an only child, then imagine you’re fighting with your childhood friend, the point still stands. My friends, for a century, for one hundred years, we’ve been witnessing the ongoing business equivalent of two toddlers fighting in the backseat of the car that is our face. As we’ve grown, many of us have evolved our shaving skills and honed them into the practices of using DE razors, or if you’re really brave, straight edge razors.

How To Shave With Acne

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Acne on its own can be bad enough.  Dealing with trying to shave with acne can be misery.  But Sharpologist is all about enjoying your shave.  So I have collected wisdom from around the ‘net–including Acne.org, forums, and my own experiences–to deal with the problem.

Update On Rockwell Razors

As I mentioned last week I was able to shave with the Rockwell Razor prototype.  I have a few more shaves with it under my belt now. My first impression using the razor is that is has a good, solid feel.  It’s pretty well balanced, too. My biggest concern was if the size of the base plate would be too big for those difficult to shave places like under the nose.  It turned out to be no problem at all, and I was able to get into tight areas without any trouble. I tried most of the base plate settings…