Free eBook – Enjoy Your Shave!


[Updated, March 2015!!] Sharpologist is proud to announce its first “product.”  It is a 51 page ebook, “30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave.”

You are probably unhappy with some aspect of your shave.  Maybe you’re prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs.  Or you get lots of nicks and cuts.  Or you’re unhappy with the cost of razor cartridges.  How would you like to consider shaving as a pleasant diversion rather than a painful chore?  I’ve written this guide to show you how to not only get a better shave, but also to get a more enjoyable shave!  Then be sure to follow Sharpologist for more great content on shaving, grooming, and even some “guy stuff.”

Enjoy Your Shave Ebook Contents

Here is the table of contents:


  • “Homework” For The Shave Prep Challenge


  • Cleansing and Rinsing
  • What About Pre-Shave Oils?
  • Homework For The Shave Lather Challenge
  • Mantic59’s Lather Recommendations
  • The Single Most Important Item For An Enjoyable Shave? How To Buy A Shaving Brush
  • Mantic59’s “Best” Shaving Brushes
  • A Note About Natural Hair Shaving Brushes


  • The Mysteries Of Shave Lather
  • Before You Lather
  • Using “Canned Goo” (Products From Pressurized Cans)
  • Using Brushless Cream Or Gel (From A Squeeze Tube)
  • Using Lathering Cream Or Soap Applied With A Brush
  • The Lathering Process
  • “Classic” Lather
  • “Creamy” Lather
  • Whatever Method You Try
  • Some Tips If You Are Having Trouble
  • “Superlather”
  • “Uberlather”
  • Distilled Water
  • Homework For The Shave Technique Challenge
  • Cartridge Razors?
  • So Which Is Best?
  • Double Edge Razors?
  • Mantic59’s “Best” DE Razors
  • A Further Caution To The Beginner: Blades
  • Extending Blade or Cartridge Life
  • Straight Razors?
  • Straight Razor Basics
  • Buying A Straight Razor
  • What About Replaceable Blade Straight Razors?
  • What About “Kamisori” Razors?


  • Essential Razor Technique #1: The Importance Of “Grain”
  • Essential Razor Technique #2: Reduction By Passes
  • Essential Razor Technique #3: No Pressure
  • Essential Razor Technique #4: Proper Blade Angle
  • Essential Razor Technique #5: A Sharp Blade Or Cartridge
  • Putting It All Together
  • Finishing
  • Shaving With A Straight Razor
  • Stropping
  • Shaving
  • After Shaving
  • Homework For After The Shave Challenge
  • “Aftershaves”
  • “Good” vs. “Bad” Ingredients


  • After The Shave
  • Oops!
  • Spot Treatments
  • Full Face Treatments
  • Applying Aftershave Products


How To Get The Ebook

It could not be simpler.  Just join Sharpologist’s email newsletter by leaving your email address (you can opt-out at any time and email addresses aren’t sold):

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Your ebook will be delivered to you in PDF form within a short time.  And do not hesitate to leave feedback on how it can be improved!



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  1. Tim Seals says

    Great site. I’ve been DE shaving for a year now. I appreciate all your wise advice on the topic. Best wishes to you Mark.

  2. Bill says

    Hi, The information you’ve given is extremely useful and has massively improved my shaving skills. Unfortunately however I have not received a copy of your ebook “30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave”. I’d be very grateful if you could forward me a copy to my email address. Many thanks and keep the great work, Bill

  3. Glen Riddle says

    Hi, I was trying to subscribed for a copy of your e book [Enjoy Your Shave] but everytime I clicked on Subscribe , nothing happened. Is there another way to get it or a web site to go and read it. Thank You

  4. Aram says


    Like Glen, I also just subscribed but haven’t received the eBook. Is there another way to receive it?


  5. Dartan says

    Thanks for the great site. My daughter gave me a “Parker” shaving kit in a beautiful leather case. I have become a DE/wetshave convert ever since. The relaxing effects cannot be overplayed. Even the scent of my Parker leather case adds to the experience. I get the tightest best shave ever right at home.

  6. Antonio says

    Hi, I inserted my details, but it does not go forward.
    Is it possible any other way on my e-mail?

    Best Regards,

    PS: Looking forward to start and learn more about this subject.

  7. Jade says

    Hello sir,
    Just want to let you know you’ve been very helpful and informative in my recent change to wet shaving. I watch several of your youtube videos weekly.
    I’m wondering if you’d be able to mail me your E-Book? I seem to be having trouble subscribing. I’d greatly appreciate it, just as I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with so many others.
    Thank you!

  8. Ron says

    Thanks for the website.

    I am just getting started (I have a razor on the way) so I have a lot to learn.

    I tried several times to subscribe but alas, I never received the book and I am not sure if my subscription even went through.

    I am hoping you can get that book to me so I can enjoy a clean shave instead of a self sacrifice!

  9. Mario says

    I think there is some technical problem with the website, I am trying to subscribe and request the ebook but my request is not going through

  10. Travis Blanchard says

    Hi –

    I’m having the same issue as the people above. Would you mind emailing me a copy as well?

    Thanks for all the great info!

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