Shaving, for many men today, is a chore. It’s something like brushing your teeth. It’s a thing that you do every day and are happy just to get it over with. Except for the discomfort, the bad results, and the ever growing expense of buying razors and throwing them away. Then there’s there promise of a return to a better, golden past where men were men and shaving was done with razor sharp, naked steel. Shave like your great-granddad! I don’t know about your great-grandpa, but mine wore a long beard. Probably because shaving was a pain even back then.
Posted October 23, 2013
Posted July 31, 2013
“What is the best double edge safety razor?” I get the question all the time. Unfortunately there’s no easy answer. Unlike razors with multi-blade, pivoted cartridges that come from a few large multi-national companies and manufactured to a very narrow set of specifications, double-edge (DE) razors (and blades) have a wide variety of options to choose from. Lets look at some of the variables and see what stands out. These are not the only products of course–I’m listing the most popular razors that many people say may be “best” in a particular category–so if you know of a good DE…
Posted March 29, 2013
Gentlemen, it’s time we did the math once and for all. Based on a Razorpedia.com survey, more than 50% of the 186 respondents said they were dissatisfied with the price of their razor and razor blades. Since shaving costs are one of the most commonly cited reasons for switching from cartridge shaving to DE or straight razor shaving, we’ve decided to set the record straight and do the math ourselves. We’ll take you through each type of wet shaving methodology and estimate the lifetime shaving cost of an average male. Keep in mind that individual results will vary. First, we…
Posted February 25, 2013
Posted February 14, 2013
I’m far from an expert in the field of wet shaving, but after more than two years of trial and error – not to mention everything I’ve learned from my association with Mantic59 and Sharpologist – I’ve tried a lot of stuff. An awful lot of stuff. Now, I still haven’t completely conquered the razor burn on my neck, which was the main reason I started this adventure, anyway. But by experimenting with dozens of razors, creams, soaps, blades, aftershaves and brushes, I at least know what I like, and what I don’t.