Straight Razor Series: Sharpening Pastes

Straight Razor Series: Sharpening Pastes

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One of the best ways to sharpen and smooth a straight razor is by using a sharpening paste. Simply put, a sharpening paste is a compound that varies in abrasiveness. The micron of sharpening paste measures the size of abrasive grain used. How to Use Sharpening Pastes To restore a straight razor sharpness, a progression of sharpening pastes is used. Starting with a coarse grit paste makes removing residue easy and is a quick way to prepare the blade for…

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Grinds

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Grinds

As our Straight Razor blog series continues this week, we’re explore blade grinds. We’ve broken it down to highlight the main aspects of the grind. What’s the Grind? Simply put, the grind is determined by a blade’s hollowness. Blades that have a thinner edge have a hollower grind and vice versa. Grinding Methods Grinding methods refer to two aspects of the razor. The first describes the curvature of the straight razor’s cross section. The second involves the blade’s final shape…

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Point Types

Straight Razor Series – Comparing Point Types

Straight razors can be complicated tools. You might have been confused by references to a straight razor’s spine, tip, tang, scale or edge. We’re here to explain everything you need to know about straight razors. We’ll have a few blog articles focusing on different aspects of the straight razor. This week’s we’re taking a look at Point Types. Point type refers to the shape of the blade’s tip. There are five standard point types that differ in sharpness and precision….

Sharpening Stones: Micron & Grit

Sharpening Stones: Micron & Grit

It can be overwhelming, and slightly confusing, picking out the correct sharpening stone. We want to simplify the selection process by making it easier to understand, and identify, the differences between microns and grits. The micron of sharpening stone measures the size of abrasive grain used. The higher the micron, the coarser the stone. In contrast, a stone’s grit represents the overall coarseness of the stone. The lower the grit, the coarser the grit. Choosing the Right Stone COARSE STONES Coarse…

FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

FAQ’s – Straight Razor Shaving

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I want to start using a straight razor, what should I do? We get a lot of questions from our customers who want to learn more about the basics of straight razor shaving, so we’ve put together some FAQ’s on straight razor shaving to help! Happy Shaving. Which straight razor should I use? If you’re new to wet-shaving, starting modestly with a 5/8” or a 6/8” blade, like the Boker King Cutter Straight Razor 5/8”, or something similar is ideal. You want…

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…

Shaving & Grooming Resolutions for 2019

Shaving & Grooming Resolutions for 2019

January is the month to set resolutions and begin anew. This year make a commitment to improve your grooming and shaving routine by learning about the products you are using and making a few modifications to improve your shave. Resolution 1 – Learn how to properly shave.  There’s more to shaving than just choosing a razor and shaving cream. Since we spend so much time in front of the mirror trying to get the perfect shave, our daily shave should…

Leather Cleaning Kit by Valentino Garemi

Leather Cleaning Kit by Valentino Garemi

Why the Organic and Natural Leather Cleaning Kit by Valentino Garemi is Better than Your Current Leather Cleaning Kit What made you purchase your most recent leather bag, wallet, briefcase or pair of shoes? Was it the overall quality? The texture of the material? Or the feeling of luxury that you got when you used the item? Regardless of the reason, you deserve to continue experiencing it for the lifetime of that fine product. And with the help of the new…

Badger Brush Basics – Cleaning Your Brush

Badger Brush Basics – Cleaning Your Brush

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Whether you’ve had your badger shaving brush for a few weeks or a few years, it’s essential that it be regularly, and properly, maintained. Keeping your badger brush clean and well-maintained ensures you’ll get the most out of your brush for years to come. It also keeps if free of residue and unwanted bacteria. Shampoo and Conditioner As a natural fiber, badger hair and human hair can be treated in a similar way. Regular hair shampoo and conditioner is suitable for use…