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Wet Shaving Talk For 21 January 2019

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Wet Shaving Talk For 21 January 2019

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 January 21st,2019.

Today on the Show:

Some Burma Shave Responses from Listeners!

Stuff To Look Out for in 2019 Part 2 (software & vintage apparel)

Burma Shave!

Stuff to Look For in 2019

Every year there are different trends that dictate the market for popularity, collect-ability and overall interest.  Here are my predictions for 2019:


Duck fat Soaps

Duckfat has been on the rise for the past several years and I’m certain that this year will be the same. The scents, performance and most of all rarity of these soaps keep wet shavers on the lookout for more :

Some artisans to look for:


Probably the hardest to find and most popular.  Most Bufflehead releases are sold out in seconds.

Grooming Department

Uses different tallows in soap making but has many with duck fat. Usually sells out quickly.Very popular and shipping is included.

Oleo Soapworks

Currently available from several vendors. Smoke on the Water seems to be the most popular.

Special Releases:

If it’s limited and made by a well known vendor then chances are it’s going to be popular. That’s why I made this such a broad category.

Wet shavers love limited releases and I can only think that this will be a big part of 2019..

PAA CK-6 Formula Soaps


This stuff really performs well and has been receiving rave reviews. It’s a non-tallow based formula that is vegan friendly. There are multiple scents and most are in stock.

Vintage Apparel 

Gillette Toggle


Still very popular among collectors, the Toggle still holds its own when it comes to value. I noticed the last few weeks fewer toggles were on ebay.

2019 may be a big year for toggles or it may be the same as last. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Eclipse Red Ring Safety Razor


Its unique design and great performance has collectors going wild for this. Made in England the Red Eclipse is not a product made by Gillette but a rare razor that has a unique head and guard concept.

This razors has only increased with popularity and I see no slowing for 2019.


Burma Shave:


An awesome image of a display courtesy of listener Bob.

Joe Acamo shared some of his Burma Raves from a Mama Bear’s Contest!



Slow down,

There is

no rush,

take the

time to


your brush,

Mama Bear’s


The shaving


With such

Rich scents,

The Landlord

Came and

Raised the rents!

Mama Bear’s



scents for

dapper gents

four ounce tubs

it just

makes sense

Mama Bear’s

  • Burma Shave was a popular Brushless Shave Cream which was best known for their advertising campaign. They used road signs with slogans that were very unique and popular until the emergence of the  interstate drive system.
  • Active from the 1920s until the early 60s there were literally thousands of signs in about 45 states.
  • My favorite: Shaving brushes / You’ll soon see ’em / On the shelf / In some / Museum / Burma-Shave
  • Believe it or not there are still a few out there. Check out this video:
  • I have a couple of vintage tubes and will be reviewing them in the next few weeks.

Do you have a Burma Shave Catchline?  Send it to me and I’ll share it on the show!


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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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