Did you receive a nice shaving set for a holiday gift? Great! But do you know the little tricks that will help you use it properly? No? OK, here are 5 little “hacks” that will help you get the most out of your new toys.
I was browsing through my shave den the other day and thought to myself, “gee, I have a lot of Merkur razors.” I decided to research it a little more thoroughly and as it turns out there are a lot more Merkur razors in production out there–but I’ve never seen the full list in one place! Individual retailers all seem to carry only a portion of the line. And unlike the Edwin Jagger line that basically uses a single head with many handles, Merkur razors come in a variety of forms: two piece, three piece, adjustable, open comb, safety bar, long handle, chrome, gold tone, etc. So here is my (hopefully complete!) list of Merkur razors.
Michael (Leisureguy) recently emailed Mark (Mantic59) with a proposal for a Sharpologist article on the best DE razors for a novice who wants a good razor but also wants to minimize the initial expense until he knows for sure that DE shaving is going to work for him. Mark was already planning such an article himself, so we agreed to combine our efforts. Although some excellent razors—razors that are both highly efficient and very comfortable—are available in the $70-$80 price range, we presume that most novices would prefer to get started at a lower price, so in this article we shall list only razors that sell for less than $20.
As we enter the second half of November here are some updates to Sharpologist’s “MOvember” campaign, 30 Days To A More Enjoyable Shave” ebook, Shaving Resources List, and best DE razor, shaving cream, and shaving soap posts.