It's no secret that I like adjustable razors. I used to say that you could pry my Merkur Progress out of my cold, dead fingers. I've moved on from the Progress but I still prefer adjustable razors. What is the most effective way to use an adjustable? Let's find out.... … [Read more...] about How To Use An Adjustable Razor Most Effectively
[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 have a confession. I only use a safety razor blade once and then recycle it. Yes once. I know the thought of this many of you seems wasteful and borderline crazy. I feel a bit sheepish confessing this because I know most people get an average of 3-5 shaves per DE blade. In some … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Grey Haired Wet Shaver
[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?
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