[Note from Mantic59: I recently updated my popular "Best DE Razor" article and also posted an alternative from Doug at Shave Like Grandad's. I also asked Michael "Leisureguy" from Later On, another respected shaver, to offer his opinions. UPDATED August, 2019.] Double-edge … [Read more...] about Leisureguy’s Favorite Safety Razor Round-Up
A good razor for a novice will be good for anyone, naturally enough, since for a novice a razor should be as comfortable as possible and not inclined to nick even if his technique is still imperfect, while also being quite efficient to minimize the number of passes and touch-up … [Read more...] about Good, Better, Best: 3 Recommendations For A Novice DE Razor
A few years ago I posted some thoughts on artisans who serve the shaving community: how they provide products that often are of exceptional quality at modest prices. Things have progressed over the years since, with the ranks of those using traditional tools—shaving brush and a … [Read more...] about Wet-shaving Artisans Today
[Updated 3 May 2016] A slant-bar razor ("slant" for short) is a double-edged (DE) safety razor whose blade is mounted to strike the stubble at a slant, since a slanted blade cuts more easily than a straight-on chop—thus the slanted blade of the guillotine and of many mandolines, … [Read more...] about What’s Up With Slant-Bar Razors?
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 … [Read more...] about Mild? or Comfortable?; Aggressive? or Efficient?