A short while back I wrote an article about Merkur's line of DE razors. Most of them have been around for ages, with lots of information and reviews available with a simple search engine query. A few are relatively new though. One of the new breed, the Merkur 40, is an … [Read more...] about Merkur 40 "Barrel Handle" Razor
I make no secret of the fact that the Merkur Progress is my favorite razor. I can "fine tune" my shave depending on variables like the brand of blade I'm using, the quality of the shave lather that day, or even the season. I also find it useful when I'm testing other products. … [Read more...] about Merkur Progress Modifications
I was browsing through my shave den the other day and thought to myself, "gee, I have a lot of Merkur razors." I decided to research it a little more thoroughly and as it turns out there are a lot more Merkur razors in production out there--but I've never seen the full list in … [Read more...] about Is This The Only Full List Of Merkur DE Razors?
[Updated 3 May 2016] A slant-bar razor ("slant" for short) is a double-edged (DE) safety razor whose blade is mounted to strike the stubble at a slant, since a slanted blade cuts more easily than a straight-on chop—thus the slanted blade of the guillotine and of many mandolines, … [Read more...] about What’s Up With Slant-Bar Razors?
Ever since I started making shaving videos, people have asked me what my favorite shaving products are. I've always resisted answering because I didn't want to make it sound like I was making a blanket recommendation. But after all this time, my "short rotation" has been pretty … [Read more...] about Mantic59's Favorite Shaving Products