What Are The Best Selling Traditional Shaving Products?


What are the best selling, most popular ‘old school’ shaving products?  I’ve been wondering that for a while now.  I mean, a lot of people “in the know” recommend certain products over other products, but are they really getting purchased?  I decided to try to find out.

Mild? or Comfortable?; Aggressive? or Efficient?


Bernard66 on ShaveMyPlace.com some years back pointed out that using N-S for the first past, E-W (or W-E) for the second, and S-N for the final pass was misleading and inappropriate. While some few may have monodirectional beards, most men must contend with contrary patches and areas where the grain slants to some number of degrees—often, on the neck, a “slant” of 180º, so the grain is upward—or even grows in a whorl. (Your only hope for shaving whorls well is excellent prep, a brand of blade that’s very good for you, and—ideally—a slant-bar razor.)

$having For Life: A Financial Face Off Between Razors

Shaving Cost Per Year

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…

Shaving “Burlesque” – 38 Brushes and Razors To Tease You With


This is often called “shave porn” but someone mentioned to me that it’s more like “teasing” so it should be called “shave burlesque” instead.  I’ve had a few good conversations going on Reddit about some of the shaving products I own (here, here and here) and I realized it could also start a good discussion on Sharpologist.   So here I present a consolidated view of most of my shaving “hardware” inventory:

Cheap vs. Inexpensive: A Tale Of 3 Razors


I recently tried the “Silver Tone Double Edge Blade Razor Shaver w/Nonslip Metal Handle“ found on Amazon.  It’s a three-piece “Ri,mei” razor (yes, that’s what it says on the blister pack) made in China.  While it is no Merkur or Edwin Jagger in quality it is (surprisingly) acceptable for under $7.