Japanese Towels 101

Japanese Towels 101

When shopping for a new towel, you’re most likely looking for something soft, absorbent, and long-lasting. With so many types of fabrics and styles to choose from, the process can be a bit overwhelming if you’re not well-versed in towel terminology. With the help of the Morihata Towel Buyer’s Guide we’re here to give you a quick lesson on Japanese towels so you can find the one that is right for you. Made in Imabari For over 200 years, Imabari,…

Choosing the Right Blades

Choosing the Right Blades

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If you are in search of that perfect shave, browsing our collection of Blades and Blade Samplers is a great way to find the best blade for your skin. As most double edge safety razors won’t include razor blades, samplers are a great, cost-effective way to personalize your shaving experience. Finding the right double edge safety blade is just as important as finding the right safety razor. Knowing the differences between blades is the first step in determining which blades would best…

Holiday Gift Ideas, 2017

Holiday Gift Ideas, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d give some tips to help those last-minute shoppers. Check out some unique gift ideas for the man in your life. Rockwell Alum Matchsticks, 1 book – $4.00 To sooth nicks and cuts, the Rockwell Alum Matchsticks are a convenient tool for every shaver. Perfect for travel and easy to store. Fendrihan Shaving Soap, Made in France – $9.95 Made in France, this completely natural shaving soap is suitable for all skin…

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

How it’s made: Natural Horn Combs

Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when the topic of horns come up is a pair of fighting stags. And although these marvellous animals are the original source of horn, this natural fiber has been used for centuries to create handcrafted products, including brushes, combs, and even drinking cups. There are only a few artisans left in the world who continue to manufacture such exquisite items by hand, including Abbeyhorn, the only company still hand-making horn combs in the…

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

Choosing the ‘Write’ Fountain Pen

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With computers, cell phones, tablets and a million other devices, the art of writing with a pen and paper seems to be fading. We think it’s time to renew the love of writing and for everyone to embrace the use of a fountain pen. Fountain Penefits First patented by American Lewis Waterman 1884, the modern fountain pen comes in all different styles, price points, and has many benefits (related: Are these Europe’s Best Fountain Pens?) They feel good when you’re writing. You…

Surprise Him: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Surprise Him: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Gifts for guys that ensure (or encourage) them to stay organized, well groomed and smell good. All Heart Klar’s Heart-Shaped Rose Blossom Soap is a chiselled, dense heart-shaped soap that’s seductive with its delicate rose petal fragrance. When he’s in the shower lathering away, he’ll be holding your heart in his hands… and smell great afterwards. Made from organic ingredients. Great for sensitive skin. That Bag’s the Bomb Perfect for overnighters within the city limits, resorting in the Muskokas or…

Our Favorite Things From 2016

Our Favorite Things From 2016

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It’s been an exciting year at Fendrihan HQ. And we’re not just talking about Kanye’s new, blond haircut. We’ve had the chance to add a ton of cool, new products. So, we asked our staff to tell us which new items this year most excited them personally – which products they found interesting, intriguing, or worth bringing home to their friends and family. Here’s what they told us:   Laura Product Specialist Modern Avocado Soap – A great small gift idea. I…

Choosing the Right Leather Strop for Your Straight Razor

Choosing the Right Leather Strop for Your Straight Razor

Chances are good that you’ve seen a barber using his strop, either in the movies or while you’ve sat in the chair; he deftly sharpens and polishes his straight razor to perfection, ready for use. But these leather accessories aren’t just for barbers and movie stars. If you have a straight razor, you should also be using a strop at home to keep your blades in tiptop shaving shape. With repeated use the blade of any razor gets dull; after honing…

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

Health Myths #412 The Best Shaving Brush is a Silvertip Brush

When it comes to shaving brushes, the silvertip badger rules. Soft, luxurious, and natural, it’s an ancient tradition. It’s the best choice of brush for any shaver, right? Well, not exactly. Myth: Silvertip Badger is Always the Best Choice of Brush – FALSE This one’s a tricky myth to tackle, because at first blush it, it’s actually true. Silvertip badger hair shaving brushes are made with the highest grade of badger hair, and they often have the highest level of craftsmanship and…

Comb-o Arigato: Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

Comb-o Arigato: Choosing the Right Comb for Your Hair

  Maybe you prefer to use a ‘comb-over’ a brush (get it?) – for everything from the top of your head to the tips of your beard and moustache. Combs are made from various materials these days so which one is best? It depends on preference and budget – and if you want to keep your hair looking healthy. Let’s go over the different materials with a fine tooth comb…   Acetate Combs These kinds are seamless and tend to…

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

Military Style Hair Brushes for Men

  To a lot of guys, when they think of hair brushes the first thing that comes to mind is something with bristles, a handle, and a lot of their wife’s hair. But for men’s shorter hair, sometimes a more traditional design can have better results, and that’s where the military hair brush comes in. So what is a military hair brush? And can you only get one if you enlist? Luckily, a rank in the army isn’t required for…