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Taking The Plunge

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The things I do for you people. Ever since I started making shaving videos I’ve had requests to make one (or more!) about shaving with a straight razor. I’ve resisted those requests because, frankly, I didn’t really want to mess with it. Straight razors are expensive, fussy to maintain (IMHO), and difficult to learn (comparatively speaking).

But the requests just keep coming. So I recently went over to Straight Razor Place for some advice. And to make a long story a little shorter, I found a relatively inexpensive “beginners kit” I can use to play with and–perhaps–learn enough to do a video. Don’t expect anything tomorrow though. I plan to take several months to learn and practice. A decent video is probably a year off.

Shave tutor and co-founder of sharpologist. I have been advocating old-school shaving for over 20 years and have been featured in major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Lifehacker. Also check out my content on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!View Author posts

9 thoughts on “Taking The Plunge”

  1. Are you still using the Gold Dollar, and has it been the only straight you have used so far?

    If so, I could loan you something really sweet while I am out of the country, just so that you have something to compare (and write about :).


  2. Thanks for the info… I just got mine in the mail and I plan on taking it nice and slow as well…

  3. James – Its been a slow process: I only work with the straight razor on weekends, and even then only when I have time. I think the RupRazor kit is a good way to "dip my toes" into straight razor shaving without spending too much, but I don't have much to compare it to.

  4. Mantic, before a video using a straight razor, some videos about special razors like Merkur Slant and Gem 1912 would be nice. Thanks ^_^

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