When Stan Hickam is not busy designing and building stainless steel razors and systems, he manages to find time for other pursuits. For one thing, he completely renovated the ancestral log home of his wife’s family. The project was so well done that the home—built in 1783—now occupies a place in the National Register of Historic Places. Stan has a full-time job in addition to running Above The Tie: he has worked as a Radiographer for a “Level One” trauma center for the past thirty years. On top of his regular duties, he designed radiographic rooms for the hospital…
Posted August 25, 2014
Posted August 20, 2014
Seven years ago I was trekking to Everest Base Camp from Lukla airport, it was 3 week trip with limited opportunities to shower let alone shave. The trip involved staying in tea houses and the morning cleansing ritual involved a single bowl of water being placed in my shared room in the morning which was used for a quick towel wash and a quick teeth clean with some water from a bottle. Three weeks later and I had substantial growth on my face and in those days I was a Mach 3 user and looking at the thought of dragging…
Posted August 18, 2014
Posted August 15, 2014
Steampunk is a special edition shaving cream that was created for The Shave Nook shaving forum by Tabula Rasa in Germany. If you’re not familiar with the steampunk genre, think of it as a “retro-futuristic” science fiction or fantasy alternate reality based in the Victorian era (though sometimes it takes place in the American West) where steam-power is still in use. HERE is the Wikipedia entry if you want to delve deeper.
Posted August 13, 2014