Mantic59's Favorite Shaving Products

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Ever since I started making shaving videos, people have asked me what my favorite shaving products are.  I’ve always resisted answering because I didn’t want to make it sound like I was making a blanket recommendation.  But after all this time, my “short rotation” has been pretty stable for my circumstances (i.e. when I’m not testing something!) so maybe it’s time for me to discuss my favorite shave products.

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10 Tips For A Better Shave On The Neck (+ Giveaway!)

Neck Trouble?

[This article was originally published at Art of Manliness on August 9, 2012.]

The neck can be a particularly troublesome area to shave.  Some just can’t seem to get a close enough shave.  Others are troubled by razor burn with redness and pain, nicks, cuts, and ingrown hairs.  Here are 10 strategies that can help tame the neck: [Read more…]

The New Razor

The New Razor

I am not an expert on the origins of shaving, but consider it highly likely that it was a woman’s idea. The suggestion would have found fertile ground in the small clan of hunter-gatherers as it spread contagiously around the campfire, and by the next morning the hairy men of the tribe would be lined up at the lake attempting to remove their excess facial hair with the sharpened jawbone of a recently killed gazelle. Over time coconut shells would be honed to an edge, in order to provide the additional features of a rough husk to separate the Neanderthals matted beard and a trailing strip of cool moist coconut to provide a soothing balm to the recently scraped skin. The coconuts have long since vanished but the fashion has continued to this day and most men view this daily ritual as a bothersome time consuming necessity. [Read more…]

(Video) The Stahly Live Blade

This is the Stahly Live Blade razor.  There were several safety razors with vibrating heads over the years but the Stahly was probably the best-known.  It was produced from the 1940’s into the 1970’s and had a reputation as a very well-designed and well-built razor.  Some called it the Cadillac of safety razors.   [Read more…]