[Updated April, 2019] The availability of the adjustable safety razor, once relegated to a niche' within a niche', has recently expanded, with a number of new products coming in a fairly short time. How do they work, who is making them, and how well do they perform? I bought a … [Read more...] about Is The Adjustable Safety Razor Finally Catching On?
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
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re at that stage in your life where you have to shop for a razor. Many college-bound guys, who are beginning their transition to manhood, make a mistake by failing to select one that gives a very close shave and delivers a pleasant shaving … [Read more...] about How to Choose the Best Razor for College
[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?
[Updated July, 2018] "What is the best double edge safety razor?" I get the question all the time. Unfortunately there's no easy answer. Unlike razors with multi-blade, pivoted cartridges that come from a few large multi-national companies and manufactured to a very … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Safety Razor? An Update