Fine Accoutrements makes wonderful things: the soaps are among the best, and the collection of ceramic bowls for holding soap and for lathering are excellent. A few short years ago, Fine began making safety razors, starting with the SuperLite Slant, and then the aluminum Slant. … [Read more...] about Review: The Marvel, a new affordable razor from Fine Accoutrements
New to the idea of shaving with an old-school safety razor with a single blade? You may have discovered that there are actually a dizzying variety of "safety razor" types, without much explanation of the differences. Let's try to correct that. … [Read more...] about Shaving 101 – Confused By All The Varieties Of Double Edge Safety Razors? This Should Help
In the shaving world we’re all familiar with the phrase “your mileage may vary” (YMMV) which of course means that each person’s experience is their own due to the many variables involved in a shave (e.g., beard/hair thickness, razor, blade, shave soap/cream, personal … [Read more...] about Heretical YMMV – The Inconvenient Truth About Straight Razor Shaving?
Back in 2014 I wrote about a Kickstarter for an all-brass double edge razor, Hone. I was able to try one of the prototypes and it looked promising. Now the Hone razor has been in production for a while and I got one to try. The Hone "Type 15" razor is a CNC-machined, solid … [Read more...] about The Hone DE Razor
I fly several times a year, both domestically and internationally. I've flown through Los Angeles, Boston-Logan, JFK, LaGuardia, Reagan International, Raleigh-Durham, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Tel-Aviv and San Francisco, and that's just since November. How is it that I DE shave in … [Read more...] about Traveling with a DE – Carry-on Only