It seems like the old-school shaving world has been buried in soaps lately. It used to be easy to tell which were the great ones and which ones left something to be desired. But now that they are everywhere how can you tell good from bad? Let’s take a look at what goes into a good shaving soap and see which ones come out ahead of the others.
Posted April 7, 2014
Posted February 24, 2014
Posted February 17, 2014
Michael writes: One of the videos that I still frequently study is your video “How to Build and Apply Traditional Shave Lather”. In that video, you show how to build lather in the palm of your hand from a soap, how to build lather in a bowl or mug from a dollop of cream and how to build lather directly to your face after swirling the tips of the bristles of your brush on a puck of soap.
Posted February 14, 2014
I admit that I tend to be US-centric in reviewing stuff for Sharpologist, because most of the readers are in the US. But I also realize I really need to “expand my horizons” to what is available world-wide more often, so when I got a chance to get some Occams Shave Cream from Australia I decided to give it a try.
Posted January 22, 2014
I usually have pretty good shaves. But every once in a while the stars seem to line up and I get an exceptional shave, even with products I’ve used before. My best shave this week used Mama Bear’s “Dragon’s Blood” shave soap, a Simpson’s Rover brush, my trusty Merkur Progress, Ursa Major’s Face Tonic, and Taconic’s after shave balm. Let me highlight the Mama Bear soap.