[Update: Van Der Hagen was purchased by United Beauty and the assets moved to Chicago, IL in 2016] The small town of Liberty Hill, Texas is home to a big player in the wet shaving world: Van Der Hagen. I recently got a chance to tour the facility (caution: this article is … [Read more...] about A Tour Of Van Der Hagen
Happily for thrifty shavers in the US, "old school" double-edge safety razors are starting to show up in mass-market retail outlets like Walmart, Target, and similar. I'm seeing two razors in fairly wide distribution, the Micro Touch One and the Van Der Hagen Traditional Safety … [Read more...] about Send In The Clones?
Not very long ago finding a new old-school single blade safety razor in a retail outlet in the United States was virtually impossible. Mutli-blade cartridge razors of many different varieties were all that could be found. But it looks like we're seeing a modest resurgence of … [Read more...] about More Desertions From The Razor Blade Wars?
Country Uncle shave soap is the "house brand" of AmazingShaving.com, a wet shaving retailer in Texas. I got a puck if their Deluxe shave soap a while back and noticed that it kind of looked familiar. Looking at the container I saw the familiar Van Der Hagen (VDH) logo on the … [Read more...] about Country Uncle Deluxe Shaving Soap
I doubt there's an old school wet shaver in the U.S. that hasn't at least heard the name Van Der Hagen. VDH shaving soap can be found at almost any grocery or drug store. Now they want to take that idea and apply it to glycerin facial soap. VDH sent Sharpologist a "sneak peek" … [Read more...] about Sneak Peek: 4 Van Der Hagen Glycerin Face Soaps