Feather Razors And Blades – A Contrast

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Feather shaving products have a bit of a schizophrenic feel [EDIT: maybe 'multiple personalities' would be a more appropriate description].  They have products at both ends of the scale: very high-end, precisely-engineered products and products that are economical, but nothing in between.  Let me show you what I mean.

Classic Shaving’s New King Cobra Razor

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Classic Shaving has just announced the next generation of their “Cobra” razor line, the King Cobra, and I was lucky enough to get an early production example to play with.

Mantic59′s New Razor Blade Search Begins

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It’s a sad sight: an empty bulk box of razor blades.  Like most everyone who gets into double edge shaving, I tried a number of blade brands (and if you haven’t, you should!) and found a favorite.  In my case they were the Israeli-made Personna “blue label” blades.  I bought a box of 100 off of the ‘Bay a few years ago and I finally ran out of them recently.  Unfortunately I discovered they were not available anymore, at least in that form.  Supposedly the Crystal brand is the same thing but I have decided that maybe it is time…

What Is The Best DE Razor?

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“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…

Reflections On The “Great Shave 2012″

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I thought I would post my thoughts on Merz Apothecary’s second annual “Great Shave” in Chicago last week. Unfortunately I was too busy to take pictures or video while there, but plenty of other people did: Merz hired a photographer and videographer and I saw a bunch of other people taking snapshots so I imagine images and posts will be popping up in the shave-o-sphere over the next week or so.  Hopfully I can link a few here on Sharpologist.