As I have previously written, my favorite brand of razor blade appears to be out of production and now that I am almost out I have been trying other brands. I had been told that the Crystal brand was the same blade as my beloved blue label “Israeli Personna” blades so they were the first I tried. I used three different razors with this brand so I could see a variety of performance.
Posted October 21, 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 April 20, 2012
My friends at Stag Barbershop, the place in Milwaukee I gave a presentation at last year, contacting me recently with a problem. It seems like some of their clients have difficulty replacing their safety razor blade and wanted to know what the right way was to do it. Well…I don’t know if it’s the “right” way but I can show you how I do it.
Posted March 14, 2012
You’ve probably seen the Dollar Shave Club video. It’s a great video, and by some accounts a genius marketing strategy. But does the “steak” meet the “sizzle?” By coincidence I received a sample of the two blade razor and cartridges late last year. To be honest, it had been sitting on my shelf since I received it…cartridge razors just aren’t my bag, ya dig? But since the video has generated so much buzz I decided to give it a test shave.