The Starling is a machined aluminum razor from Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements (PAA). What makes it unique is that it's one of a handful of modern GEM safety razors. Most modern single edge razors are either the OneBlade using the Feather blade, or razors that use the AC "Shavette" … [Read more...] about The Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Starling – Versions 1 and 2
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 bunch to find out which … [Read more...] about Is The Adjustable Safety Razor Finally Catching On?
Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements (PAA) has launched the next formulation of their shaving soap, CK6, with their Doppelganger line. Could it be the "David" that slays the tallow shave soap "Goliath?" … [Read more...] about PAA CK6 Doppelganger Ox Blood
[Note: this article was jointly written by Mantic59 and Joe Borrelli.] When it comes to the most traditional scents, one can rarely have a conversation without bringing up the the term “Bay Rum.” For those of you who don’t know, Bay Rum has been a popular scent throughout shaving … [Read more...] about What Is Bay Rum And Why is it in My Shaving Stuff?
https://youtu.be/J2K3R-rIy0I I know it is late in coming, but here is an interview with Douglas Smythe of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements (PAA) I conducted at last year's Maggard Razor meetup. … [Read more...] about Video – Interview With PAA