Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

Is Shaving Soap the Same As Bar Soap?

If you’ve ever tried to substitute a regular soap bar for shaving soap, you’ve probably quickly noticed some inconsistencies. To be clear, shaving soap and bar and body soap are NOT the same!  Shaving Soap Shaving soaps have a few key qualities that distinguish them from regular body soap. A lush lather, rich lubrication, and stability are a few things to look for in a shaving soap. Since they are designed to lubricate skin, shaving soaps help a razor glide…

PVD 101

PVD 101

We’re always looking to enhance our product offerings. One way we’ve doing this is with our exclusive Fendrihan PVD coated collection.  What is PVD?  Without getting too technical, PVD – physical vapor deposition – refers to a type of thin coating used in the manufacturing process. Sometimes called physical vapor transport (PVT), PVD is usually found on parts of delicate items such as those used in the fields of mechanics and electronics. Benefits of PVD PVD is ideal for protecting and preserving materials. Its…

Benefits of Wet-Shaving

Benefits of Wet-Shaving

Nothing beats the felling of fresh, close, and smooth shave. If you’re partial to dry shaving, we’re giving you a few reasons to change up your routine and embrace the practice of traditional wet shaving.  Closer Shave Wet shaving allows for a smoother shave as the razor blade cuts closer to the hair root. This ensures a closer shave that lasts longer.  Less Waste It may seem like an electric shave is the better deal but wet shaving, especially with…

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

Razors: Safety, Electric or Cartridge?

When looking for a close, smooth shave, what’s your go-to razor? Do you reach for an electric, cartridge, or safety razor?  While each type of razor has its own benefits, a safety razor is our top choice for achieving the closest, irritation-free, shave.  The Quick Fix – Electric Razors  Preferred for convenience and ease of use, electric razors can be used by just about anyone and require little to no pre-shave care. Suitable for dry skin, electric shaving gets the…

Croaps 101

Croaps 101

You may or may not have heard the term croap used in referencing shaving soaps or creams. If it’s a new term, don’t fret; we’re breaking it down so you’re well versed on wet-saving terminology.   What is CROAP?  CREAM + SOAP = CROAP  Seems pretty straightforward but the definition and distinction between creams, soaps, and croaps, might not be as simple as you think.   Croaps share qualities of shaving creams and soaps. They are harder than creams and softer than soaps but can still…

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

Tallow vs. Glycerin Shaving Soap

When it comes to shaving soap, it can be hard to choose between types, brands, and fragrances. We’re breaking down the basics of tallow and glycerin shaving soaps. Some users don’t notice too much of a difference while others find it difficult to find similarities between the two. While there are many sub-categories within the two (triple-milled, vegan, etc.), we’re looking only at the basics. Try one of each and let us know what you think!  Tallow-Based Tallow is one of…

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair

Shaving Tips for Coarse Hair  Shaving coarse facial hair doesn’t have to be a painful experience. If you have coarse hair, your shaving routine should be pretty standard with only minor adjustments needed. You’ll want to ensure you’re preparing your skin and using the right kind of products. We’ve listed our top tips below.  Prepare Skin  Before you shave, you should be softening your skin and hair. Especially if you have coarse hair, you’ll want to leave on a pre-shave…

The Best FENDRIHAN Shaving Brushes

The Best FENDRIHAN Shaving Brushes

Choosing a shaving brush is no easy feat. Bristle type, handle style, and knot size are all factors to consider when choosing a shaving brush. To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve listed the 10 best-selling Fendrihan shaving brushes.  10. Fendrihan Black and White Synthetic Shaving Brush, Two-Tone Acrylic Handle The first of many synthetic models on our best-selling list, this unique piece requires very little break-in time and has soft, bristles with frosted tips. Its two-tone handle is…

Award Winning Excellence

Award Winning Excellence

Fendrihan would like to congratulate renowned Japanese blacksmith, Mr. Ryoichi Mizouchi, on his recent MITSUI Golden Takumi Award.   Working under Mr. Iwasaki gaining years of experience and invaluable skills and knowledge, Mr. Mizouchi is one of the most sought-after blacksmiths. Ensuring precision and a high-quality standard of each item that is produced, his exceptional attention to detail and creative passion sets his work apart. He is currently a lead craftsman for the Sanjo Seisakusho Company in Japan handcrafting the Iwasaki Japanese Kamisori Straight Razor collection.   His unmatched…

Shaving Recommendations for Sensitive Skin

Shaving Recommendations for Sensitive Skin

If you have sensitive skin, you might be wary about using a safety razor. Rest assured, there is nothing to fear! There are many models suitable for sensitive skin that give a close, gentle shave and won’t leave you, or your skin, in pain. Butterfly Safety Razors  Known as beginner-friendly razors, butterfly safety razors are usually the go-to for beginners. They are affordable, easy to load, and relatively mild to provide a great introduction to a wet-shave. The Weishi Classic Double-Edge…

Brand Profile: Fatip Safety Razors

Brand Profile: Fatip Safety Razors

A signature Italian brand, Fatip has produced quality safety razors since 1950. Built on the foundations of tradition and quality, Fatip razors are renowned for their unique designs, construction, and workmanship.  Materials & Design  Innovatively designed, Fatip models reflect true Italian style. Crafted by skilled and highly trained artisans, Fatip razors are produced in the village of Premana, renowned for its manufacturing capabilities, particularly in utensils, scissors, and knives.   Using brass as a base, Fatip safety razors have a variety…

New Fendrihan Shaving Soap!

New Fendrihan Shaving Soap!

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest shaving soap, Robusto! Made in the Netherlands, this high-quality and high-performing soap makes an elegant addition to any wet-shavers collection.  Delivering a rich lather, the Robusto Shaving Soap is handcrafted and softens skin and hair to ensure a close, smooth shave. Tallow-based, the soap provides needed nourishment so skin won’t dry out. Its masculine scent features notes of tobacco and vanilla that are complimented by hints of bergamot and vanilla. Pair it…