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A group to discuss anything and everything concerning straight, SE or DE razor shaving.

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DE razors sighted at Wally World- are we in danger of exposure?

Started by Nate Thallas. Last reply by Paul Martin Jul 2. 4 Replies

So, I went grocery shopping last night at my local Wal-mart. I used to be able to buy Wilkinson Sword DE blades for my shavette, but they stopped carrying them about 6 months ago. I can still get…Continue

Shave Equipment

Started by Jason M Gaines. Last reply by Nick Apr 1. 27 Replies

I wanted to get a discussion going for guys to post pics of their shave equipment.  I'll get us started.  Here is my Gillette Super Speed from 1948.…Continue

How to prevent razor burn on the neck?

Started by Richard. Last reply by Richard Mar 15. 6 Replies

Can anyone give me some advice on how best to prevent this?I am showering before I shave and washing my bread with natural soap (kirk's). Then I use pre-shave cream (Proraso). I have my shave with…Continue

Whetstones or Sharpening Stones for Straight Razor

Started by Andrew McDermott. Last reply by Nick Feb 26. 8 Replies

Hello All,I'm new to this site and I have only been using a straight razor for a few months. I have been using one that has replaceable blades and doesn't require sharpening or stropping. I am ready…Continue

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Comment by Brian W. on August 27, 2014 at 7:29pm

Wife got me a badger brush and bowl set for Christmas two years ago, and I haven't looked back.  Currently using a Dovo shavette, and keeping an eye out for deals on a 'real' straight razor in the $40-50 range.  Look forward to the discussions here!

Comment by Jason M Gaines on April 1, 2014 at 8:17am

I made this shave stand over the weekend in my shop; all done with hand tools.  Poplar wood with an antique walnut stain.  

Comment by Earl Foote on March 15, 2014 at 9:05pm

So, how many guys hear shave their heads?  My hand goes up!  I have a goatee, but I shave the rest of my face using generic five-blade razors and Barbasol shave cream.  I shave my scalp using Headblade and Headslick.

Comment by Jason M Gaines on January 27, 2014 at 9:46am

I've really enjoyed the ritual of wet shaving over the past several months.  My wife seems to enjoy the aftershave and smooth neck and cheek.  I'll never shave my beard but trimming with the DE razor is great.

Comment by Allen Thomas on December 14, 2013 at 7:25pm

Been using a shaving brush since I was in my teens

Comment by Jason M Gaines on November 14, 2013 at 9:01am

Just picked up a 1948 Gillette Super Speed on Ebay in superb condition.  Can't wait to lay my hands on it.  Pics to come upon arrival.

Comment by Clinton R. Ausmus on October 22, 2013 at 9:02am
Russell, when you want to upgrade check out WSP. My Prince in 2 band is the best brush I own, and I got it on sale from Lee at Wet Shaving Products for 49.99. Once you use one of these luxurious brushes you understand what difference the quality of the hair makes. Lee hand picks all of his hair and works hard at acquiring the best hair he can at the best price possible. Well worth every penny.
Comment by Clinton R. Ausmus on October 22, 2013 at 8:57am
Great suggestions guys. The problem I have with a cheap badger is the scritchiness of the hair. I have come to not like that at all, and all my cheap badgers have all been eliminated from my routine. If you want a good quality badger at an affordable price I'd suggest you might try a Frank Shaving in Best Badger. It's a decent quality chinese badger hair. And the price is stupendous. Just get one with as short a loft as you can find and you'll be happier with the backbone of the brush.
Comment by Russell Wilson on October 22, 2013 at 7:34am

Hey, Scott! I'm a recent convert to wet shaving myself and had to figure this all out too. To be fair, I haven't used boar, as Clinton suggested, but I'd agree with Dino. I suggest you start with an inexpensive "pure" badger brush and work your way up (see links below), if you like it. I picked one up for under $10.00, I'm very satisfied, and extremely curious how much nicer an upgrade would be.

Boar vs. Badger Shaving Brush

Understanding Hair Grades of Badger Brushes

Comment by Dino Silone on October 21, 2013 at 10:48pm

I used boar brushes for years, and recently got a cheap badger brush.  I don't think I'll ever go back to boar.  The brush I bought was: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CSYSF0I/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_...

I wouldn't call it the highest quality brush in the world - it loses a hair or two every couple of days - but the lather is amazing.  Can't beat $10.95.

 

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