How To Shave When Traveling

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  Shaving while traveling is all about compromise. Maybe you can’t take your regular shaving kit because it’s size, or its weight, or it’s cost. But even if you can take your regular kit you still may not get the same results on the road because of environmental changes. Let’s take a look at some shaving products specifically made for travel, along with strategies for getting a good shave when you’re not at home.

Bevel

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Bevel is a new brand of shaving products, including their own DE razor, that is specifically targeted to men of color but is useful for any shaver.  They sent me a sample set to try.

Mantic59′s Razor Blade Search: Derby

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I am still searching for my new “go to” razor blade.  Having previously tried Crystal, Astra, and Dorco blades, this time I look at Derby.  Derby blades are made in Turkey but are widely available.

Mantic59’s Razor Blade Search Update: Crystal

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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.

What Is The Best DE Razor?

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[UPDATED September, 2014] “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…