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Wet Shaving Talk For May 29, 2017

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Wet Shaving Talk For May 29, 2017

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 29, 2017.

Today on the Show:

  • What’s happening in The Wet Shaving World!
  • Discussion of the Week:  “How To Hone A Straight Razor”
  • Training Tip of the Week: “Flipping Wet Shaving Gear…Is it right or wrong?”
  • Let’s Talk About 1700’s Shaving
  • Vendor of the Week: A surprise!!
  • What’s up with the cast!
  • What’s Coming Up!


Discussion of the Week: “Flipping Wet Shaving Gear…is it right or wrong?”

  • There has been a lot of “flips” or purchasing merchandise for the retail price then reselling for a profit via eBay, BST etc.
  • Is it right or wrong?
  • Does this lead to counterfeit/fake product being made?
  • How does the vendor/artisan feel?

Wet shaving flipping is nothing new. You will always see some sort of flipping whenever something is desirable and allocated or in short supply. Many industries have this problem (look at the Bourbon industry),

All flipping does is raise prices in the long run.

I’ll tell you all about it.


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

  • Honing is a skill that takes a lot of practice and patience.
  • There are many techniques and different types of gear.
  • I wrote two guides to help you.

The Guide to Honing Straight Razors Part 1


The Guide to Honing Straight Razors Part 2


Here is a basic video on how to touch up your straight razor with a barber’s hone.


Special! “The Guide to 1700’s Shaving!!!”

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  • The 18th century was monumental for the development of straight razors and wet shavers alike.
  • Soaps were changing, shaving brushes took to the scene and the invention of cast steel made straight razors sharper and last longer.
  • There are still several companies that were operating in the 1700’s that are still in business today.
  • Last year I composed a guide to compile all of this information.
  • Check it out!!!

The Guide to 18th Century Shaving

In addition I am a fan of 18th Century straight razors. Here is a short video of myself shaving with one.

Here is video of myself using one.

Vendor of the Week: The Vergulde Hand


What’s up with the Cast!

  • Sponsorship Program
  • Review Series
  • Interviews with Vendors

As our community grows I have realized it may be time to upgrade.  Unfortunately these upgrades (product, technology, time and graphics) cost money.

If you’re interested in advertising/sponsoring or just providing some stuff to be reviewed or given a way please contact me!


What’s In Store for the Podcast?

  • What’s happening in the Wet Shaving World!
  • Summer Time Shaves! Products and gear!
  • Traveling do’s and don’ts
  • 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]

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Are you interested in sponsoring an episode? Contact Me!!!

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

Next Show: 6/12/17

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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