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…

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…

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…

The Making of the Moustache

The Making of the Moustache

The Making of the Moustache With Movember just around the corner, we’ve been receiving many questions on how to craft the perfect moustache and what products to invest in. We’ve broken down a few key moustache essentials that will help you on your moustache journey. Moustache Essentials Combs & Brushes Whether growing a moustache during Movember, or any other time of the year, you’ll need a moustache comb or moustache brush to leave your hair neat and sleek. Moustache combs…

All About Blooming

All About Blooming

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Blooming Soap – Yay or Nay? Blooming is one of the most hotly debated topics in wet shaving. After endless research from wet-shaving professionals and veteran shavers, the jury is still out on the value of blooming. As blooming soap is a personal choice, we thought we’d share all the information we know about this practice and let you decide if you’re for or against it. What is Blooming? In wet-shaving, blooming refers to softening soap. When a soap is…

How to Shave Under the Chin

How to Shave Under the Chin

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There’s no better feeling than getting a smooth, clean shave, but this can be easier said than done. Some areas, like the chin and neck, can pose a bit of a challenge for even the most experienced wet shavers. While these tricky areas will require patience, practice, and a bit of trial and error to master, there are steps you can take to improve the shave. Whether using a straight razor or a safety razor, it’s essential to prepare your…

Comparing Adjustable Razors

Comparing Adjustable Razors

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Adjustable safety razors take your shave from mild to aggressive with just one turn of the dial. Whether you’re new to wet shaving or an experienced veteran, an adjustable safety razor allows you to customize and tailor your shave each time. Adjustable razors do not have a fixed head and allow the user to alter the blade gap and blade exposure by deciding the aggressiveness of the shave. Another bonus of adjustable razors is that they work with most skin…