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Wet Shave Talk For May 1 + Big Shave West Recap!

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Wet Shave Talk For May 1 + Big Shave West Recap!

You’re listening to Wet Shaving Talk powered by where we’re dedicated to preserving the art and skill of classic shaving. I’m your host Joe Borrelli and today is May 1, 2017.


Today on the Show:

  • What’s happening in The Wet Shaving World!
  • Discussion of the Week:  “The Big Shave West Recap”
  • Training Tip of the Week: “How To Shave With a Straight Razor”
  • Vendor of the Week: OneBlade
  • What’s Coming Up!


What’s happening in The Wet Shaving World?

Some new products that were announced at the Big Shave West

  • Range Leather Travellr XL Dopp Kit
    • An amazing, high quality Dopp that is built to last
    • 100% made in the USA
    • Sources the leather and processes products from the same tannery in business for over 140 years.
    • I have one of the prototypes and I can tell you this is amazing!
    • The Kickstarter campaign started on April 25th and was funded in less than one day.
    • I made a short Video on the kit to make it easier to see.
  • Announcing the new GEM Style Single Edge Safety Razor from Above The Tie!
    • Stan and his team introduced their new Single edge razor
    • This razor will take Gem Style Single Edge safety Razor Blades.
    • Designed to last with a superior finish.
    • Look for it very soon!


  • Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements: New Single Edge Safety Razor
    • That’s right PAA also unveiled their new SE safety razor.
    • This razor also takes GEM style Blades.
    • Be on the lookout as this one will sell out fast.


  • Razor Emporium Announced their New Adjustable Safety Razor!
    • Fully Adjustable razor that is in a 2 piece design
    • Serial Numbered and uses the current Gillette date code.
    • 100% made in the USA
    • Introduces RE’s new REX Supply Company
    • Pre-Order now


  • Local Gent Shaving Company : New Line of Matching Aftershaves
    • Limited supply until their full launch in June
    • They smell great!!
    • Get them while you can!


Discussion of the Week: “The Big Shave West 3 Recap”

The Big Shave West 3 was a huge success!!

For those of you who are not familiar, the Big Shave West is the largest Wet Shaving Meet-up in the country. It has been held at The Old Town Shaving Company located in Pasadena California for the past three years on the third Saturday of April.

This past Saturday I was fortunate enough to make the trip to Pasadena from Florida and attend the event. It was truly amazing!  I was able to meet some great people in the wet shaving community some of which I speak to on a regular basis but have never met in person.

The Big Shave Best was Awesome!!

I’ll tell you about the whole event!


Training Tip of the Week: “How to Shave with a Straight Razor”

  • Before you purchase a straight razor it is very important to learn the skill of skin stretching.
  • You can get by without stretching with safety razors but it’s very important to learn the proper way before switching to a straight razor.
  • Here is a video of how I do it J


Vendor of the Week: One Blade

  • I was fortunate enough to meet Tod the CEO of OneBlade at BSW,
  • We spoke about the company and about OneBlade products.
  • Truly dedicated to providing the best shave possible and innovating our morning routine without the use of multi- blade cartridges.
  • There is a special offer for Sharpologist patrons


What’s In Store for the Podcast?

  • What’s happening in the Wet Shaving World!
  • How to Choose a Straight Razor!
  • May is Straight Razor Month!
  • Contact us [email protected]


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Special Thanks to:

Mark aka Mantic 59

Most of All……….YOU!!!!

Don’t forget to check out my blog site for the tips and interesting wet shaving stories!

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If you’re a vendor and would like to be featured on the show please contact me!!

Next Show: 5/15/17


Joe Borrelli

Joe Borrelli

Joe Borrelli is a long-time wet shaving enthusiast and collector. He hosts the Wet Shaving News/Talk Podcast, runs his own self-funded website and operates a YouTube channel to help inform the community of new information involving the wet shaving world. Joe holds a BBA from Florida Atlantic University, and currently works for the nation’s largest wine/spirits/beer retailer. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Linda & son Anthony, reading, writing, outdoor activities and collecting wet shaving apparel. Joe has also written several dozen articles for online publications such as Sharpologist and How to Grow a Mustache.View Author posts

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