Nothing like pasting on a fake smile as you open the box containing yet another mass-marketed sad grasp at wet-shaving. That was the initial look on my face when I opened the gift from my lovely wife…a tube of Duke Cannon shave cream. … [Read more...] about Duke Canon Shave Cream – Deal Or Dud?
Fine Accoutrements makes wonderful things: the soaps are among the best, and the collection of ceramic bowls for holding soap and for lathering are excellent. A few short years ago, Fine began making safety razors, starting with the SuperLite Slant, and then the aluminum Slant. … [Read more...] about Review: The Marvel, a new affordable razor from Fine Accoutrements
The Starling is a machined aluminum razor from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements (PAA). What makes it unique is that it's one of a handful of modern GEM safety razors. Most modern single edge razors are either the OneBlade using the Feather blade, or razors that use the AC "Shavette" … [Read more...] about The Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Starling – Versions 1 and 2
Since I’ve immersed myself in the world of wet shaving, I’ve mostly been a shave cream kinda guy. But when a reader of Sharpologist asked if I had ever checked out Van Der Hagen shave soaps, I thought I’d give a puck of their Scented Luxury Shave Soap the Deal or Dud try! … [Read more...] about Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap – Deal Or Dud?
The availability of the adjustable safety razor, once relegated to a niche' within a niche', has recently expanded, with a number of new products coming in a fairly short time. How do they work, who is making them, and how well do they perform? I bought a bunch to find out which … [Read more...] about Is The Adjustable Safety Razor Finally Catching On?