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If you have an interest or passion in the art of shaving with a safety razor, then you are at the right place. 

The flagship area of interest for this website will be exploring Razor Blade Sharpness Testing, you can see how it works and the data here. There will be many interesting tests to see the sharpness values of different blades, durability of blades themselves, and other comparisons.  Be sure to check back often as new information will be updated frequently.

As exciting as Razor Blade Sharpness Testing is, it would be a less exciting if we used the same products along the way!  Make sure to check out the reviews section for feedback on different Shaving Creams & Soaps, Shaving Brushes, Aftershaves and more.

Razor Blade Sharpness Comparison Chart

Razor Blade Sharpness Summary with Comparison Chart

This post is to serve as a quick reference as a Razor Blade Sharpness Summary which includes a Razor Blade Sharpness Comparison Chart. To see more in depth how the testing works, check out Razor Blade Sharpness Testing, or you can check out the Razor Blade Sharpness Introduction. Testing has… Read more

What is a Safety Razor?

So What is a Safety Razor Anyways?

The first time my friend asked me if I’ve thought about using a safety razor, my first question was “what is a safety razor”? While he referred me to Google, I thought I would give a quick background. I find everyone I tell that I shave with a safety razor… Read more

Gillette Rubie Plus Razor Blade

Gillette Rubie Plus Razor Blade Review

Initially I had reservations about using Gillette DE razor blades when I started traditional wet shaving using a safety razor, my plan was to escape Gillette as I was mad at them for charging so much for cartridges. As it turns out Gillette makes quite a few DE razor blades,… Read more

Derby Premium Razor Blade

Derby Premium Razor Blade Review

This review is for the Derby Premium double edge razor blade. This post will also serve as somewhat of a comparison to the popular Derby Extra razor blade, both for the empirical sharpness data and my personal user experience. The Derby Extra razor blade is a very popular razor blade,… Read more

Lucky Tiger Moisturizing Ointment for Razor Burn

Lucky Tiger Moisturizing Ointment

Advertised as “Lucky Tiger Barber Shop Classics Ointment for Razor Bump Treatment” the label reads “It also helps reduce the redness from razor burn”. I have found several combinations of different shaving products that can give me what I would consider a fantastic shave, pretty well as perfect as I think that… Read more

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin (Jermyn Street Collection) Review

Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream for Sensitive Skin (Jermyn Street Collection) is the first shaving cream that I purchased when I started shaving with a safety razor. While I was purchasing the rest of my kit, I was concerned about using a new product as I have sensitive… Read more

Merkur 37C Safety Razor

Merkur 37C Safety Razor Review

The Merkur 37C is a slant head razor and is more aggressive than your typical closed comb safety razor. It looks exactly like a Merkur 34C except that someone stepped on the head. As it turns out, this is on purpose. I’ve heard that the Merkur 37C bends the blade,… Read more

Parker Deluxe Pure Badger Shaving Brush

Parker Deluxe Pure Badger Shaving Brush Review

The Parker Deluxe Pure Badger Shaving Brush was the first shaving brush that I purchased. While I have liked it from the start, I didn’t truly appreciate how good it really is until I circled back to it after trying a few other shaving brushes. Pure badger hair is regarded to… Read more

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