For those of you who collect razors, you’re probably thinking about what some of your prized pieces are worth. Although some collectors look down upon those who sell for profit, or those who buy at a premium, it’s still important to understand the market. As a … [Read more...] about The 8 Most Valuable Double Edge Safety Razors of 2018
My shave today: Weishi Nostalgic adjustable razor (Parker blade), Stirling brush, Wm. Neumann shave cream, Burke Ave. aftershave. … [Read more...] about Mantic59's Shave Of The Day 11 September 2018
I started my use of an adjustable razor with the venerable Merkur Progress (short handle, Amazon affiliate link). I loved that thing. It shaved me comfortably and well. Was it perfect? No. No razor is. Then along came the Parker Variant and given the rave reviews I read by folks … [Read more...] about From Progress to Variant and Back Again
Do you have to shave by paying attention to the "grain" of the beard, the direction in which the hair grows? I say no...as long as you keep a few things in mind. … [Read more...] about Is Shaving With Reduction By The Grain Written In Stone?
[Note from Mark, “Mantic59”: Doug Hansford recently sent me some thoughts about what is the “ideal” DE razor. By coincidence I had been thinking about this myself, and a lot of his comments tracked my feelings, so we decided to collaborate on this article.] … [Read more...] about Is The Ideal DE Razor Adjustable?