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Well, it has been a great first year. I ordered a Ralf Aust for my birthday in December of 2019 and committed to
starting wet shaving in 2020. I live in Japan where resources are limited but I managed to grab some
Proraso green and a Parker badger brush (I realized later that I overpaid for the...
This is a sequel to the Fifteen minute straight razor challenge.
The original inspiration was Youtube videos posted by Chimensch, Karl Langner and WilliPeter99.
Slash McCoy suggested some rules for the last one and so here goes:
1) Since everyone has a different preparation routine (making...
Is face lathering a relatively recent phenomena in wet-shaving?
Did barbers bowl lather or face-lather 100 years ago? In this regard,
were brushes floppier in the past because bowl lathering was the preferred
method of applying/making lather? Are brushes with lots of backbone a
Well, it had to happen someday. I am quite careful with my handling of my straight razor. I usually aim for
a blade with some nice jimps and do my best to keep the scales dry after washing or wiping lather off
after a couple of passes. However, when switching hands today, I dropped my Tanifuji...
I enjoy a nice leisurely shave as much as the next guy. I also appreciate the beard
reduction philosophy/techniques shared by many if not most in the wet shaving community.
However, sometimes life throws you a curveball. What if you had only fifteen minutes for prep,
So, I have been wetshaving for almost six months now. I started with straight razors and have switched to DE's over the past few months. (I plan to go back to straights). My technique with DE's (as well as the quality of my lather) has improved tremendously. I now apply almost zero pressure...
I was able track down some of the last tubs of Valobra Patchouly and Fougere
at VSOD Shaving Shop Australia Shaving Shop - Australia - http://www.vshod.com/.
I was very impressed by their customer service (shout out to Samson).
I would not hesitate to recommend them and I will be doing...
For those looking for .1, .25 & .5 micron 10% diamond paste for Slash McCoy's "The Method" balsa stropping, the
pastes are on sale at Tech Diamond Tools. I got 5 grams of each for a total of $13.50 (before tax). They also ship
internationally at a reasonable rate (California to Japan for...
How would you compare the various Rooney Heritage brushes: Stubby, Emillion, Victorian, Beehive, and Alibaba (I will leave out the travel brush)? I can get the statistics but in terms of feel, control and ability to create lather. The Stubby is the obvious choice for the face latherer. Which...
I am a newbie to wet shaving and straight razors. I bought a Ralf Aust a couple weeks back,
got some Proraso green and a Parker badger brush and now I'm hooked. I live in Yokohama,
Japan but work in Tokyo. Recently, I bought a Kanayama strop at the workshop where they
are made in...