A Shave With Blue Collar vs. White Collar Gear

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Growing up near an affluent town, I became aware of the have and have not scenario in my youth. Half my classmates came from wealth, & lived in private homes just like Dick, and Jane. The other half lived in apartments, and played stickball. One of my kindergarten classmates owned a pony!  Regardless of status, baseball ruled supreme, and the television carried an ad for Gillette featuring Pee Wee Reese, Don Zimmer, and Roy Campanella. These guys were inspirational to us, because like us…they never had a pony. Through baseball, men from humble backgrounds became icons of baseball, and lived well off their skills.  When I returned to wet shaving, I was reminded by these lessons, and decided to stage a “shave off” between those cheaper, time proven products, with the higher end versions for wet shaving. Below are the materials and methods.

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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.

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Answer 6 Questions For Us?

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Big things are happening in the shaving world! New razors like Rockwell and Beluga, new shaving creams and soaps like Piccadilly and St. James, and a wider awareness of shaving in general (especially traditional shaving) all seem to be coming at once. And Sharpologist is going to be right in the middle of it. But to make sure we’re focused on what you need, we’ve come up with a very brief survey to point us in the right direction (the survey has already gone out to the Sharpologist Newsletter subscribers.  If you’ve answered that you don’t need to answer this one too).

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What Is The Best Shaving Cream?

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[UPDATED September, 2014!]

What is the best shaving cream?  There is a lot of it out there–the good, the bad, and the ugly.  And shaving cream can be pretty important: it can make using a blade a pleasant, fragrant diversion or a painful, bloody chore.

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