The Slant Razor

The Slant Razor

Sleek and effective, the slant safety razor is known for its precision. Less popular than open comb or closed comb safety razors, slant models are gaining popularity among new and experienced wet-shavers! What is a Slant Safety Razor? A slant razor safety razor has all the features of a traditional safety razor with the exception of its head design. Instead of a straight blade guard, slant safety razors have angled blade guards. With open comb razor, the blade guard has…

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

The backbone of all things living, carbon abounds in the human body: it makes up roughly twenty percent of the body’s total chemical composition and fulfills almost an endless number of roles. Its uniquely high bonding capacity results in multitudinous organic and inorganic carbon forms, one of which is charcoal. Made from coal, wood, peat, coconut shell, or petroleum, common charcoal is also abundant in the natural world, and lately, activated charcoal has been put in the spotlight. For centuries…

Comparing Merkur Models

Comparing Merkur Models

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Since being patented in the late 1800s, the first safety razor has greatly evolved with brands adding their own signature touches. One brand that has done this exceptionally well is Germany company Merkur. They have continuously built upon their original model, improved engineering, and created an exceptional line of innovative shaving designs in a variety of finishes, styles, and materials. In 2013 DOVO put the Merkur brand name through a revival that included an expanded shaving line, an offering of premium…

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…

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…

Fendrihan Staff Favourites

Fendrihan Staff Favourites

The world of wet-shaving can be overwhelming to newcomers: distinguishing between razors requires some technical expertise, and sifting through all the oils, creams, and soaps is a recipe for decision fatigue. Not only that, but there’s a horde of lifestyle items that, to the new shopper, may all look the same. To show you to some of the best products on the market, we’ve interviewed our staff here, at Fendrihan, to see what works for them: John, our veteran wet…

Does the Clubman Styptic Pencil Really Work?

Does the Clubman Styptic Pencil Really Work?

The Clubman Styptic Pencil is one gentlemen’s shaving product that performs exactly as described. This small white stick in the distinctive green package contains alum, which is an astringent. This ingredient safely and effectively stops the bleeding associated with the nicks and cuts sometimes caused by shaving. The pencil is stored dry. The user moistens the tip slightly before pressing it against the skin at the site of the cut. It only takes one small application to constrict blood vessels…