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November 14, 2015
Safety razors have been around since the early 1900’s and they haven't changed much from the original designs Gillette introduced. The fact of the matter is, they work great just the way they are. One blade, reusable, replaceable, and ultimately disposable. Vintage safety razors are abundant and modern models are everywhere, so why are you still using a cartridge based razor? Let’s talk about the reasons switching to a Double Edge(Safety Razor) is leaps and bounds better than what you’re using now.
Price: Plain and simple economics. Double edge safety razors(DE’s from here on out) can be found just about anywhere, from antique shops to ebay for vintage ones, and from sites like ours for new models. They can be had from anywhere from $10 for a good 3 piece starter razor, on up to hundreds for sought after collectors items. That’s pretty much the only investment that may be more than a cartridge type MachX razor handle, as they sometimes give the handle away for free when you buy cartridges. But that is where the savings end. A pack of four cartridges can run you as much as $20 and they don’t afford you any more good shaves than that 10 cent Double edge blade. You can literally buy a pack of 5 double edge blades for $.50. At that price you can afford to shave with a brand new blade every single day! The problem with those cartridges as that they are just so expensive that you always find yourself trying to get “just one more” shave out of them, and you’re practically scraping the hair off your face by the time you change it out. Admit it, you have switched out your dull cartridge for another used, dull one that you thought was used up weeks before. Welcome to the world of economic, excellent shaves.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up a starter kit and get on the road to a better shave right now!
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January 03, 2018
June 29, 2017
The head shave, the most challenging part of changing from a cartridge razor to a Safety Razor, is a daunting but achievable feat. In this article, we will touch on the techniques, tips, tricks and skills needed to come out unscathed. The head shave breaks down to 3 major
March 29, 2016
As we continue to experiment with different shaving soap formulas, we find that high tallow content makes excellent lather. With some free time in the lab, we took a day to render some tallow and get ready to make a new batch of hot process shaving soaps.