Mantic59′s Shave Of The Week

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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.

Taylor Of Old Bond Street “Grapefruit” Shave Cream

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Taylor Of Old Bond Street has introduced a new shaving cream to their lineup, with a “Grapefruit” scent.  I’m not a fan of the taste of grapefruit (too tart/sour for me) but the scent of Taylor’s cream is pleasant to me: citrus-y, not too strong, and lingering.

Shower Shaver? Dave’s Shower Shave

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I recently contributed to a “crowdfunding” project on Indiegogo, “Dave’s Shower Shave.” It works kind of like a shave stick: its a puck of shaving soap in a holder (with a little mirror on it), specifically made to be used for shaving in the shower.   Unfortunately the project never got to be fully-funded but it continues to be sold on a small-scale through a website, http://davesshave.com/.

Pucker Up! The Strop Shoppe – Lemon Eucalyptus shaving soap

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The Strop Shoppe’s Lemon Eucalyptus delivered what I’ve come to expect from them; a top notch product at a good price. While they did have some problems with weakly scented soaps when they first came out, way back in the spring of 2012, they seem to have rectified those issues since.

Student Journalist Interview

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I recently received an email from a journalism student in Calgary, Canada.  He was writing an article on the resurgence of traditional shaving methods and wanted to ask me a few questions about it.  What do you think about my answers?