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Wet Shaving Talk For February 13

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Wet Shaving Talk For February 13

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 February 13th, 2017.


Today on the Show:

  • What’s happening in The Wet Shaving World!
  • Discussion of the Week:  “Collecting Vintage Razors”
  • Training Tip of the Week: Choosing the right Double Edge Safety Razor!
  • Vendor of the Week: Panta Rei!
  • What’s Coming Up!


What’s happening in The Wet Shaving World?

  • A New Wet Shaving Morning Show
    • I’d Lather Be Shaving is a new morning show dedicated to traditional wet shaving
    • Hosted By Doug and Matt
    • Several episodes in and they are really interesting!
    • Tell them Joe Sent Ya!!
  • The Big Shave West 3
    • April 22, 2017
    • The largest wet shaving meet-up of the year
    • Hosted by Old Town Shaving Company
    • Check them out here
  • The Brush Soap and Blade Podcast
    • Hosted by Rick
    • Great podcast featuring traditional wet shaving and other manly skills.
    • Blog format.
    • Check it out here!


Discussion of the Week: Collecting Vintage Razors!

  • Are you ready to start a collection?
  • Make sure to do your homework!
  • Ask questions and don’t jump in unless you’re all in!!!
  • Rust can be catastrophic
  • Soap scum can be cleaned but can cover up damage
  • Know your budget and stay with it.


Training Tip of the Week: Choosing Your First Double Edge Safety Razor

  • When choosing a razor one can be very overwhelmed.
  • Let’s simplify it for you:

There are several safety razors I feel are great for the beginner. These razors provide a very mild shave and will ease the transition from cartridge to traditional safety razors.

  • Gillette Blue Tip Super speed (vintage)
    • This razor is one of the mildest razors I have ever tried.
    • The weight and balance provide excellent control
    • The razor is very forgiving and pleasant to use
    • You can score one easily on eBay or other second hand websites.
    • Price $20-$40 Average.
  • Feather Popular
    • A very mild razor that reminds me of using a cartridge
    • The only razor I use with head shaving
    • Very forgiving, and easy to use
    • Readily available from many wet shaving vendors
    • Price around $20.
  • Maggard’s MR 18 with V2 Head
    • Very mild and provides a great learning experience
    • Easily upgradable there are several heads available
    • Readily available
    • Price $26
  • Gillette Adjustable (any) Vintage
    • These razors were in production for around 30 years
    • The adjustable feature allows the user to adjust aggressiveness
    • There are many available
    • Price $10 and up

Please contact me if you have any questions!


Vendor of the Week: Panta Rei

  • Alessandro of Panta Rei has been doing monumental work in the wet shaving world
  • His shaving brushes are composed of ceramic and contain beautiful art work
  • He also makes shaving bowls, soap bowls, scuttles and 7 day straight razor boxes
  • Check them out Panta Rei!


What’s In Store for the Podcast?

  • What’s happening in the Wet Shaving World!
  • Choosing the right Double Edge blade!
  • Organizing a wet shaving meet up!
  • Contact us [email protected]


Our show is powered by, “What Your Father Didn’t Teach You about Shaving”

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!

Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

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

Join us on the “Wet Shavers Round Table” every Saturday from 6:00pm-7:00pm EST.

Next Show: 2/27/17


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

4 thoughts on “Wet Shaving Talk For February 13”

  1. You picked some real odd balls for first time razors…Parker…some Merkur’s….de89…are better choice…you know that…don’t get these newbee’s started on the wrong foot

    1. Hi William and thanks for the comment.

      Having owned several hundred razors these were my top picks based upon personal experience. I based the list on razors that are easy to use, and will provide mild shaves without breaking the bank.

      As for starting them “on the wrong foot” I would have to disagree with you on that. All of these razors will work well and are well regarded in the wet shaving community. I will agree however that Parker and Merkur make great razors that shave great 🙂

  2. I think you have the USD prices of the vintage adjustables and Super Speeds on eBay turned around. It’s about $10 and up for a Super Speed and $20-$40 for a Gillette Adjustable.

    1. Hi Rocco and thanks for the comment.

      The prices of the razors are based upon eBay trends and averages. Regular Gillette Super Speeds tend to run about $10 and up but I have noticed the “Blue Tip” model to be selling more around the $20 mark uncased and over $30 cased.

      As for Gillette Adjustable Razors I recently purchased several Black Beauties for well under $10 on eBay. Currently there are several listed there at the $10-$15 price point.

      In general adjustable razors do tend to cost more than the super speed models but for these particular models I have noticed the opposite 🙂

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