August 16, 2006

How To Get That Perfect Shave

msnbc.gifI'll admit it - I wouldn't have thought MSNBC would be the place to find an excellent article on shaving, but here it is. Written by tech editor Corey Greenberg, this long and informative article is a step-by-step tutorial on old-school double-edge razor shaving. That's double-edge, or "DE". Not straight razor, not cartridge razor, not disposable razor. We're talking about those little flat rectangles of metal your parents thought might be in the apple you got trick-or-treating.

... it’s the same type of razor that your father, your grandfather, Cary Grant, Lee Marvin, JFK, and John Wayne used, and in the opinion of many shave-o-philes, the classic DE wipes the floor with any modern razor.

Greenberg then walks you through what type of shaving brush you'll need (and how not to spend $500 on it), what type of razor you'll need (Merkur’s HD “Hefty Classic” at $27 available at, and most importantly, how to shave with them.

There's more info on shaving creams, barbershop shaves, and online shaving communities. Read the whole article at MSNBC.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at August 16, 2006 9:16 AM
Recent Comments

It is good that there are lots of people out there who are now into wet shaving, but let us not forget that we all have different types of skin. Not all shaving creams and aftershaves can be used by all men. It is a good thing that there are companies like Taylor of Bond Street which has created different grooming products for men who have sensitive skin.

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