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Traditional Wet Shaving

Rediscovering the pleasure of wet shaving with straight or DE blade razors. Also see my webpage on this topic at Traditional Wet Shaving webpage.

It is being run as a Collection which means only I am posting but anyone is free to comment and discuss the posts as long as it stays on the topic of the post.

Out of long experience this has shown me to be the most focussed way of obtaining relevant interesting news without lots of spam and off topic chatter. I have no intention of spending time moderating a social Community. I've previously had over 500,000 followers on G+ and they followed because posts stayed strictly on topic. I hope people will appreciate that here and if you'd rather do social chat there will be other Groups for that. I honestly can't find time to do news as well as moderate lots of other posts that I have not researched myself.



  • Danie van der Merwe
  • Danie van der Merwe
    How to Shave Like Kirby Allison - Morning Routine | Wet Shaving Pro Guide (Video)

    In this video, Kirby goes step by step on how to wet shave like a pro. All of the products you will need, the steps to create a perfect lather, and tips on how to use a safety razor on sensitive parts of the face.

    Must say it was a first for me to see a guy shaving in a shirt and tie! But its all good practical advice - I just prefer a boar brush when I use a hard soap.

    Watch at https://youtu.be/BQ5rKqqirw8

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    How to Shave Like Kirby Allison 👨‍💼 - Morning Routine | Wet Shaving Pro Guide... In this video, Kirby goes step by step on how to wet shave like a pro. All of the products you will need, the steps to create a perfect lather, and tips on how to use a safety razor on sensitive parts of the face. We love hearing back from our customers and audience and endeavor to respond to any and all...
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Wet shaving eye candy stock photos for desktop backgrounds and other uses

    There were just no great traditional shaving articles that caught my eye this week but this collection of photos at Shutterstock do provide some really great photos to use as desktop images or for other uses instead.

    See https://www.shutterstock.com/search/safety+razor
  • Danie van der Merwe
    The Best Shaving Cream (not Soap) of 2019 Review

    After a combined 48 weeks of careful comparison in blind tests, five intrepid gentlemen helped test 12 top products to select Cremo – Original Concentrated Shave Cream as the best shaving cream. Cremo hasn’t been around as long as most of their competitors, but they seem to have nailed the formula for a great shave. The runner-up is the classic British brand Taylor of Old Bond Street.

    But the best part of the review is the amount of background ...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Mind-boggling savings I've made with traditional wet shaving (R16pm) vs Gillette Fusion (R250pm) is 15x cheaper

    I just decided to swap out my boar hair shaving brush today and realised that it is a few days short of 4 years old and cost me R215. It got me thinking about the costs and I saw that the 300 blade pack of Astra blades I bought off Amazon (R584 inc shipping) have had 50 used so far since 22 Dec 2018 (about 6 months).

    Normally I used one Gillette Fusion blade per week (costing R499 fo...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    7 Best Safety Razor Blades That Provide a Perfect Shave

    Positioned between disposable razors and straight razors, a safety razor might seem like the typical middle child. That hardly tells the whole story, however. Make no mistake; safety razors are damn good. They’re a definite upgrade over the majority of disposable razors, and rank right up there with safety razor when it comes to delivering a close, professional-like shave.

    Same face, same razor, but different blade = a different shave. I...  more
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    Charcoal Goods manufactures unique artisan safety razors from solid stainless steel, copper, brass or aluminium

    Charcoal Goods is a one-man operation designing and manufacturing classic safety razors and wet shaving accessories.

    See https://charcoalgoods.com

    #charcoalgoods #safetyrazors #shaving
  • Danie van der Merwe
    Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor Unboxing-Review by Shave Nation

    This is a beautifully made safety razor that I've featured before but I can't stop looking at it. It carries a lifetime manufacturing warranty which is probably too short as this razor will last multiple lifetimes!

    Watch at https://youtu.be/S0Dvbuo49WU

    #safetyrazor #rexambassador #traditionalshaving
    Unboxing Review of the Rex Ambassador Adjustable Safety Razor. Please purchase from https://shavenation.com/ and use the links below to support my channel so that I can keep making these videos.
    Thank you! Geo.

    Shaving Gear Used in this Video:
    Rex Ambassador Razor: http://bit.ly/RexRazorSN
    Feather Blades: http://bit.ly/FeatherBladesSN

  • Danie van der Merwe
    An American Wet Shaver In London notes that many of the biggest and most recognizable names of traditional shaving products are in walking distance of each other

    London is the headquarters for many of the biggest and most recognizable names of traditional shaving products. such as Geo. F. Trumper (GFT), Taylor of Old Bond Street (TOBS), D.R. Harris, and Truefitt & Hill (T&H).

    All of these businesses are located within walking distance of one another. They are located on Jermyn St. and St Jam...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    How to Shave with a Safety Razor - For the closest possible shave

    A safety razor looks intimidating. On the one hand, it looks antiquated, like something your grandfather would use. We’ve got all this razor science selling us 3- and 5-blade options now. It’s crazy that they used to only use a single blade, isn’t it? Not to mention, those blades are sharp!

    So why the hell would you want to put down your cartridge razor and switch to a safety razor? Well, five reasons are given in the article bu...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    What Is A Straight Razor For & What Are The Benefits?

    Straight razor shaving is making a comeback. And as with many nearly lost arts, there is a growing desire to understand, perfect, and share this wet shaving ritual. So, if you’ve been thinking about going “cut-throat”, read on to discover the benefits of this age-old practice as well as the history, terminology, and maintenance of a straight razor.

    How can you get the closest experience to a barbershop shave without actually going to a barb...  more
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    A case is made for the Merkur 34C not being the best choice as a Beginner Safety Razor and the alternatives are also Merkurs

    I found this interesting as I've always hands down recommended the 34C as the best razor to start out with - it's a very easy mild shave with plenty of forgiveness which creates a good first impression and inspires confidence. But Sheldon makes a case here for tow other Merkur contenders that may be a better choice for a beginners razor.

    The Merkur 34C is Merkur's best ...  more
  • Danie van der Merwe
    The Ultimate Guide to Merkur Safety Razors 2019

    Merkur safety razors are Merkur company’s flagship products. A leading worldwide manufacturer of quality shaving equipment since 1906, the Merkur Solingen company is a subsidiary of DOVO Solingen Steelware. DOVO is an independent concern headquartered in Solingen, Germany producing a variety of men’s grooming accoutrements including scissors and manicure tools. They make some of the best value for money DE razors.

    Master Shave has been updating ...  more