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Wet Shaving Talk For 10 April 2023

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Wet Shaving Talk For 10 April 2023

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 April 10th, 2023

Today on the Show

Happy Easter/Passover

End of an Era for a Brushmaker   

April is Dedication to Single Edge Razors Month 

Types of Single Edge Razors 

End of an Era 

Brush maker Brad Sears has announced his retirement.  He’s been making brushes for the past 11 years under his own and the Morris and Forndran lines. 

We’ve been seeing several long term artisans retiring, which brings in a few interesting points.  I’ll tell you my thoughts. 

Types of SE Razors  

-GEM Style: 

-Artist Club: These are modern razors that take the Feather Artist Club blade.  The blade is longer and very sharp/lasting.  Notable models : Mongoose, Cobra. 

-Injector Razors: Although many will identify this style with one particular make, injector razors have been an alternative to DE razors for over 60 years.  The Schik injector being the most popular and one of the razors to survive the Gillette Wars.  The blades are injected in the razor and out through a special mechanism in the blade bank. Today, Schick injectors are still plentiful and the Supply wet shaving company makes their own version which was featured on the show Shark Tank.  

-Vintage Star Shaving aka Shovel Head: These razors received their nickname by their design (looking like a shovel) and were the inspiration behind Gillette’s invention of the disposable blade.  Deemed a safety razor, these beautiful pieces of art came in a case with a strop and required maintenance much like that of a straight razor. 

-Rolls Razor: in a class almost by itself, the Rolls Razor is still popular amongst wet shavers alike.  It features an all in one sharpening/ honing case and comes with a non-disposable blade that’s designed to stay sharp for years.  

-AutoStrop: One of my favorites, the Autostrop razor has the ability to be stropped with a set of gears that allow the blade to flip on each side.  They are readily available and fun to collect! 

-One Blade: The Oneblade is in a class by itself.  It’s a modern razor that is unique to it’s own design.  We’ll talk more about the Oneblade in the next show. 

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Our next show will be 4-24-23

Until then….

Shave straight and Shave Safe!

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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