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Wet Shaving Talk For 29 August 2022

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Wet Shaving Talk For 29 August 2022

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 August 29th,2022

Today on the Show

Celebrate Straight Razor Month 

Part Three : Hones and Honing 

How to Care for Your Straight Razor 

What to Do if you Invest and It’s not For You 

Contest Winner 

Hones & Honing  

  • It’s time to Hone 
  • There are so many different tools to hone a razor.  I’ll go over the basics to get you started. 
  • I would recommend going full synthetic hones before going to a natural for consistency. 
  • Norton 1k, 4k/8k and 12,000 grit Chinese finisher is the most cost effective way to start. 
  • Use more water than you think you should.  
  • Never use a knife sharpener! 
  • Practice Practice 

How to Care For Your Straight Razor  

  • Always store dry with a light coat of mineral oil.
  • Use a silicone sleeve if possible.
  • Keep it out of the bathroom if possible 
  • Strop before storing. 
  • Check periodically. 

What If It’s Not For You?

There are many ways to offload your straight stuff if it’s not for you.  

I’ll tell you how. 


Time for another contest.

This time I will be giving away a pro-honed straight razor from my own collection.  

Listen for a chance to win!!  

Last chance to win!!  Winner will be announced on the next show. 

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!!!!

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Our next show will be 9/12/22 

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

1 thought on “Wet Shaving Talk For 29 August 2022”

  1. Hi Joe – Great job on the straight razor shaving series! I hadn’t used any of my straights for a few years and you’ve convinced me to get back into it. Fortunately I knew the part about oiling the blades for storage so all my razors were still ready to go.

    One question for you . . . at about 7:15 you say something about “muting the edge” before honing, which is a phrase I’m not familiar with. Could you elaborate?

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