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?
[Updated April, 2019] 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 … [Read more...] about Is The Adjustable Safety Razor Finally Catching On?
On the first day of shaving my true love gave to me... a cartridge and a pear soap. … [Read more...] about A Cartridge With A Pear Soap
[Updated April, 2019] Those who have just discovered "old school" wet shaving often want to get a set of products that will perform adequately, but without breaking the bank, to see if it's for them. Luckily, a number of wet shaving vendors offer just such "starter" kits. Over … [Read more...] about Wet Shaving Starter Kits