[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?
If you're using a Double Edge (DE) razor you may not realize where or when the actual concept came to shape. Traditional wet shaving has had its share of innovation, but none of it can compare to the introduction of the disposable blade razor. There’s one man you can personally … [Read more...] about The Gillette Double Ring: The Razor that Started it All
Gillette, after several years of taking a beating (and losing market share) from the likes of Harry's and Dollar Shave Club, is fighting back. Their new Gillette3 and Gillette5 cartridges are compatible with existing razor handles and are very aggressively priced.... … [Read more...] about Goliath Finally Gets Back Up, And He’s Pissed – Gillette’s New Low Cost Razor Cartridges
The RazoRock OLD Type is one of my go-to recommendations for the person new to safety razors. What makes it an OLD type is that it's visually similar to the earliest Gillette safety razors, clamping the blade so that it lies over the open comb and can't have blade chatter, … [Read more...] about RazoRock OLD type
Most traditional wet shavers -- that is, those who use old-technology razors including double edge (DE) razors and other designs -- know about RAD: Razor Acquisition Disorder. This is when shaving hobbyists, aficionados, keep acquiring different brands or models of razors. … [Read more...] about Progressive Razor Aggressiveness Strategy: A Cure for RAD?