Basics: 6 Ways Of Getting Rid Of Razor Bumps

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[Note from Mantic59: Sometimes it's good to revisit the fundamentals.  I asked freelance author Rifat Rahn to discuss razor bumps and how to avoid them.] Although shaving is one of the easiest and the most used methods to get rid of unwanted hair, many people find it to be a major challenge especially because they develop unpleasant razor bump after shaving. Razor bumps are common and can develop in different hair removal areas including chin, neck, bikini area, beard and other parts of the body. Getting rid of razor bumps is therefore very important if you are to enjoy a smooth…

A Shaving Stand Made With A 3D Printer

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Like many of those already on Sharpologist, I’ve made a regular routine of wet shaving to maintain my appearance. I first took the plunge into this wide, wonderful world last year when I bought a vintage 1930’s Schick injector razor. I’ve since upgraded to a Parker 22R DE razor, and, although my setup is quite humble compared with many others that I’ve seen (shoutout to /r/wicked_edge!), I find that my shaving experience is still profoundly greater than it ever was while using cartridge razors.  I decided to use a 3D printer to create a shaving stand for my shaving gear….

13 Questions For Stan Hickam Of Above The Tie

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  When Stan Hickam is not busy designing and building stainless steel razors and systems, he manages to find time for other pursuits.  For one thing, he completely renovated the ancestral log home of his wife’s family. The project was so well done that the home—built in 1783—now occupies a place in the National Register of Historic Places.  Stan has a full-time job in addition to running Above The Tie: he has worked as a Radiographer for a “Level One” trauma center for the past thirty years. On top of his regular duties, he designed radiographic rooms for the hospital…

More Desertions From The Razor Blade Wars?

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Not very long ago finding a new old-school single blade safety razor in a retail outlet in the United States was virtually impossible.  Mutli-blade cartridge razors of many different varieties were all that could be found.  But it looks like we’re seeing a modest resurgence of the old school kit.

A “Different” Shave Experience?

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A reader writes: “I have a Merkur 34C heavy duty that I really like. Having ordered a Feather AS-D2 and being left disappointed in its performance compared to the Merkur, I’m wondering if you can give me some advice on what to buy to complement the Merkur. I tried the Feather for about two weeks with different blades and was pretty careful about the distinct blade angle.  If it’s helpful, I typically use Feather platinum or the Israeli Personna blades in my Merkur. I tried those in the Feather, too, but did not get the same shave.”