Can A Sub-$20 Shave Brush Do The Job?

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A while back I recommended some “good deal” shaving brushes.  The gang on Reddit’s Wet_Shavers board, an experienced but surly bunch, took me to task over some of my choices.  So I challenged them: “OK, what would you suggest?”  I promised to take their most popular suggestions, buy them myself and try them long enough to get a good impression of them, and report back.  Here is the list and my experiences with the brushes.

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Are Wet Shaving Subscription Boxes For You?

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Shaving subscription boxes seem to becoming a “thing” these days.  At first they were more of a replentishment program first introduced by companies like Raz*War, made popular by Dollar Shave Club, and refined by companies like Bevel.  Then an offshoot appeared, providing sample products more closely targeted to the traditional wet shaving market.  Let’s take a look at some of those offshoots.

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Safety Razor Design and Construction – Alloys


Necessity is the mother of invention. Straight razor shaving was not safe in a lurching train lavatory without risk of serious injury.  Early safety razors were invented  at the end of the 19th and turn of the 20th century.  The razors were 3 pieces (sometimes 2) and the design is still in production and use.  Later in the 20th century ,the one piece, or Twist To Open razor was invented, and both 3 piece, and TTO razors are still in use.

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