A shave at Truefit & Hill in London

I always try to make time for a visit to a barbershop when I’m traveling. These are some pictures from one of the old, traditional barbershops in London: Truefit & Hill in St. James’ Street. This is “The worlds oldest barbershop” (established in 1805), and they also produces their own shaving soaps, creams and the like. Read More →

Oops — poor razor research on NRK’s “Anno”

Yesterday I saw an episode of the series “Anno” on NRK. It is an exciting concept, not unlike TV2’s “Farmen”, but Anno is set to an urban environment (Bergen) and they try to live as in 1764. Participants receive different challenges, in the form of “craftsman tests» and when one have passed it, one gets a go at a “master test”. In the episode I saw they all had to forge their own cutlery in 1700s style, and the girl who had passed the “craftsman tests” also had to make a straight razor. Read More →

Cowboys and Angels: A spanish barber in Trondheim

Today I went to the salon “Cowboys and Angels” in the Solsiden area in Trondheim.

After I published the blog post about my visit at “H2 Barber and Sons” here in Trondheim, I got a tip that there is now at least a couple more new salons in Trondheim that offer straight razor shaves. It actually turned out that this salon, Cowboys and Angels, has existed since August 2013. Read More →

Finally a real barbershop in Trondheim

Today I had a nice visit at Trondheim’s new barbershop “H2 Barber & Sons”.
Finally, someone in my home town: Trondheim, has realized that there is a market for a real good old fashioned shave with hot and cold towels, and associated delights. Read More →

Straight razor shave in Trondheim

Recently I discovered that there is a hair salon in downtown Trondheim, offering straight razor (shavette) shave.
The salon is called “ARA Frisør “, and is located at Olav Trygvassons gt 21. Read More →

Shaving brush: Finally a boar brush I like

I have over the years tried many different shaving brushes with boar bristles. I’m not fond of them, except one: The Semogue 1305. Read More →

MAN Shaving Cream from Ramallah

My wife recently came back from a trip to Ramallah, Palestine. She brought back a gift containing a shavette, some shaving cream and after shave lotion. Read More →

Promoting my book about shaving: A visit to the radio studio at NRK

On tuesday 03. december I was the guest of NRK-radio’s “Good Morning Trøndelag”.
It was fun, and they also made a good text with nice pictures to their website. In this text, there is also a link to the previous one that NRK produced after we made ​​a series of three episodes about the history of shaving. This was on the program “Norgesglasset.”

Look at this: http://www.nrk.no/trondelag/sylskarpt-stal-mot-strupen-i-studio-1.11393754

Check out the web page from my visit in the NRK radio studio.

Check out the web page from my visit in the NRK radio studio.

Min bok om klassisk våtbarbering er nå ute!


Da har boka kommet ut, og er nå tilgjengelig i alle norske bokhandleres nettsteder. Du kan selvfølgelig også be din lokale bokhandler ta den inne for deg. Se forlagets presentasjon av boka her: http://www.exlibrismedia.no/?p=2961

Boka ble også presentert på TV2 God morgen Norge. Her er noen bilder fra sendinga. Som dere ser beholdt jeg barten, i anledning Movember-aksjonen 🙂

Bilder fra God morgen Norge

Fra God morgen Norge

NRK-P1 «Norgesglasset» laget nylig en serie om barberingens historie, sammen med meg.
Du kan finne innslagene fra sendingene ved å følge disse lenkene:
Episode 1.
Episode 2.
Episode 3.

De laget samtidig også en tekstsak på sine websider, som du kan lese her: http://www.nrk.no/trondelag/slik-tok-de-skjegget-i-steinalderen-1.11345696



The book can be ordered on the web sites of all the Norwegian bookstores, as well as on the websites of Dapper.no and barbershop.no:
(Please note: The book is only available in Norwegian)

The book is here! The printer sent 3 early copys of the book to my publisher. Last weekend I was on a trip to London, and the publisher was kind enough to send a copy of the book to me at my hotel. On saturday, I visited PallMall Barbers and gave Masterbarber Erin a copy as a Thank You for participating in the book.


CoverBackInsideAt Pall Mall Barbers


Classic products from Wilkinson Sword

Wilkinson Sword Shaving soap

Do you know the english brand “Wilkinson Sword”?
The company started in 1772 as a manufacturer of, as the name implies, swords. In the 1850s they started making straight razors, and in 1903 they patented their first razor. Read More →