Tag Archives: De-razor

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 →

Good feel for the book!

I have been working on gathering together my knowledge of shaving, and turning it into a book. The timing to release such a book now seems very good. In the magazine “D2” on 28 December, there was an 8-page article about straight razor shaving 🙂 Read More →

Try an oil shave

Have you ever tried to shave with just oil? I recommend trying it.
After reading a bit about this, I decided to try it. You can get many types of special “shave oils” for this, but the fact is that regular olive oil works just as fine. Read More →

Not only straight razors

Lately my focus have revolved mostly about straight razors, but I’m still enthusiastic about DE (and SE)-razors 🙂

Here is a video where I use an old “Aristocrat No58 ‘from Gillette. This is a “Coronation Issue” – a version that was introduced to Queen Elizabeth’s coronation in 1953, It is very gentle and gives a comfortable shave. Read More →

The ultimate razor?

A few days ago i got a “new” razor. It is a Gillette Slim adjustable from 1962 that I found on ebay.

This model has the same adjustment function for blade angle as the famous “fatboy”, by many considered the best Gillette razor. But this one has a little longer and slimmer shaft than the aforementioned “fatboy”, which gives a very good balance. Read More →

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 →

Beginning…

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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