The twist to open butterfly (AKA silo missile doors) double edge razor was the "state of the art" just prior to the introduction of cartridge razors. Since then that technology seems to have taken a back seat to less convenient, but easier to manufacture, technology. It's been … [Read more...] about What Is The Best New Twist To Open Butterfly Razor? [Analysis]
For those of you who collect razors, you’re probably thinking about what some of your prized pieces are worth. Although some collectors look down upon those who sell for profit, or those who buy at a premium, it’s still important to understand the market. As a … [Read more...] about The 8 Most Valuable Double Edge Safety Razors of 2018
Mantic59 recntly posed an interesting question in the Sharpologist email newsletter: "Can someone explain what is the attraction of collecting vintage razors?" Is it a hobby...or an obsession? Or something much more? … [Read more...] about Why Collect Vintage Razors?
[Note from the editor: caution, this post is image-heavy.] Whether you’re a new or veteran wet shaver, chances are you have purchased or at least looked at a few vintage razors. At times it may be a little overwhelming, as at any given point there may be hundreds if not … [Read more...] about How To Buy A Vintage Razor From Ebay
If you're using a Double Edge (DE) razor you may not realize where or when the actual concept came to shape. Traditional wet shaving has had its share of innovation, but none of it can compare to the introduction of the disposable blade razor. There’s one man you can personally … [Read more...] about The Gillette Double Ring: The Razor that Started it All