In March of this year, Sharpologist published my experiences and observations as a newcomer to using barber straights (so-called "shavettes"), which are, of course, straight razors that use replaceable blades. About two months after that, when attending the Maggard Meet hosted by … [Read more...] about From Shavette to Straight
https://youtu.be/IHIzMlvcj5A Learning to shave with a straight razor can be a challenge. You are in absolute control of the blade and if you don't have all your (dubl) ducks in a row (humor!) you can be in for a difficult time. One particular challenge is how to hold the blade … [Read more...] about How To Shave With A Straight Razor Using "Training Wheels"
The time has come. You’ve chosen your razor, you’ve learned to lather with a shaving brush, and you’re mentally ready to start shaving with a straight razor. Your next step is to purchase a shaving strop. Of course this decision can’t be easy. There are so many different … [Read more...] about The Straight Razor Strop Guide
This past week we had the pleasure in speaking with Murray Carter from Carter Cutlery. Murray is a 17th century Yosimoto Bladesmith and a master when it comes to knives. In addition, he is a long time wetshaver and has posted videos of him shaving himself with a variety of … [Read more...] about New Shaving News Podcast Ft. Murray Carter!
You’ve read the articles, participated in the forums and have searched for countless hours on the internet. Chances are you have more questions regarding all of the “straight razor lingo” you’ve been hearing during your quest to find the perfect straight razor. Here is a brief … [Read more...] about A Guide to Conventional Straight Razors