The New Synthetic Hair Shave Brushes (Part 2)

Artificial Badger?

[Note from mantic59:] This is the second in a series of six posts about a new generation of synthetic hair shaving brushes that have started to appear on the market.  The first post is HERE.  In this post GDCarrington shares his comments about four synthetic brushes:

1.  What synthetic brushes did you test for this project?

I tested four synthetic brushes over a sufficient period of time to constitute a solid testing regimen and they are as follows:

  • Franks Synthetic Brush
  • H.I.S. Shaving Brush
  • Muhle 33 K 257
  • Muhle 35 K 252 [Read more…]

Shave Like a Pro Without Emptying Your Wallet: Palmolive for Men – Classic (with palm extract)

Palmolive Classic

Times are tough, but shaving doesn’t have to be a wallet-breaker! This is the next review in my series on affordable shaving creams. From my first review:

Like many wet shavers, the temptation to buy product is always looming, tantalizing. Such a cruel yet satisfying mistress. In an attempt to quench that thirst, I started combing the online shaving stores and reviews for some of the better rated, inexpensive shave creams.

Previous Review: Proraso Green (new formula)

Next up…

Palmolive for Men – Classic (with palm extract)

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16 Inexpensive Product Entries Into Traditional Wet Shaving

Go Ahead, Break The Bank

Sometimes I see people get interested in traditional wet shaving but balk when they see some of the prices.  Never mind that those prices are very low over the long-run: the “fence-sitters” don’t want to spend too much money on something they think they may not enjoy.  If you know someone like that (or are yourself!), consider these inexpensive products to try–”gateway drugs” if you will.  While these products may not get passed down from generation to generation they are comparatively widely available, been around for a while, and offer an reasonable price/performance value with acceptable quality control.  After spending some time with these lower-end products upgrading the kit may not seem so unreasonable (and you can always re-purpose the inexpensive products for a travel kit). [Read more…]

Sharpologist's Shaving Brush Buyer's Guide Updated! Over 430 Shaving Brushes Listed

I have updated my “Shaving Brush Buyer’s Guide.”  Several new vendors have been added to the list of shaving brushes currently on the market (notably Thater and eShave) and some other corrections have been made.  I have created a separate page for the buyer’s guide with helpful video, text and links.  Still, understand that while periodic updated will continue to be made, this list is not exhaustive and probably never can be: I don’t think I’ll be able to keep up with every brush and manufacturer out there.  Here is the list in “CSV” format for importing into your favorite spreadsheet or database program:

Shaving Brush List

And HERE is the list in PDF form.



Shaving Brushes!