[Editor's note: Cait is a barber who recently wrote of her experience as a female barber in a "man's" profession. Sharpologist asked her to discuss how she learned to shave as a barber.] One of the key tenets of men’s grooming is the classic straight-razor shave. For many men, … [Read more...] about What A Barber Learned About the Straight Razor Shave, and How to Improve Your Own Shaving Game
If you’re a fan of traditional wet shaving chances are the history aspect of it intrigues you. Many of our past leaders, sport stars, relatives and heros performed their daily ritual with razors that are cherished today. At the time, these tools were commonly found in drug and … [Read more...] about Evatt Straight Razor – A Shave 225 Years in the Making
I've had an itch to shave with a straight razor since I was about 21 years old. In those days I wanted to do it for ecological reasons because there's nothing to throw away except rinsing the biodegradable soap down the drain. I wasn't a shaving hobbyist then. I allowed myself to … [Read more...] about The Learning Curve with a Barbers’ Straight
In the shaving world we’re all familiar with the phrase “your mileage may vary” (YMMV) which of course means that each person’s experience is their own due to the many variables involved in a shave (e.g., beard/hair thickness, razor, blade, shave soap/cream, personal … [Read more...] about Heretical YMMV – The Inconvenient Truth About Straight Razor Shaving?
I made the switch from shaving with an electric razor to wet shaving about a year and a half ago. I did so because I was bored with shaving and sick of all the racket. I also thought wet shaving might make the morning experience a little more enjoyable and interesting. I was … [Read more...] about One Man's Unusual Straight Razor Journey