Monthly Archives: April 2012

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An old trick

My grandfather used to sharpen his used razor blades on the inside of a regular milk glass. This I decided to try. I took out a Feather blade that I had used several times, and a milk glass. Read More →

Testing an old Gillette

A while ago my brother sent me some o,d razors that he bought at a flea market. He sent the razors to me a while ago, but it’s only now that I have had time to look at them. Read More →

Collecting razors and straight razors

When you’ve been doing this type of shaving for a while, it’s possible you’ll want to try different razors and straight razors. I started with an “new old Gillette razor” (1960/70s) that I found at a flea market. Gradually it has become a cozy weekend activity going to antiques stores and flea markets looking for old razors. Read More →

Properly preparing (and finishing) makes all the difference

Whatever kind of razor you choose; DE, SE, multi blade or straight razor, it is wise to take a few minutes to warm up and moisten the beard first. This allows the stubble to soften and stretch a bit. It is also important to clean the skin and beard before shaving. Read More →

Do you get razor burn and irritated skin? Try a straight razor!

I recommend most warmly to try straight razor shaving. It takes some time to get the technique (about a month), but once you get the hang of it, you get an incredibly comfortable shave. This type of shaving gives me much less irritation to the skin, and I can go over the same area several times without creating razor burn. Read More →


I discovered the art of shaving with “double edge razora few years ago. Thanks to the internet and the many shaving related sites out there it is now possible to learn this art.
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