October 4, 2006

Hand-Crafted Straight Razors from Knife Maker Frank Warner

Knife Maker Frank Warner recently started making straight razors, and they are a thing of beauty. "... spring steel, anodized titanium and presentation grade gold lip mother of pearl handles." Check out this page of straight razors to see what I'm talking about. They aren't cheap. The Gold Lip Straight Razor, which is the only one currently available, is $400. But here's why:
Frank performs nearly all production phases of his knives himself, from design to profiling, drilling, shaping, heat-treating, polishing and final sharpening. Occasionally he will engage the services of a jeweler or another knifemaker for assistance with tasks for which he lacks the proper tools or confident expertise. All of his knives come with a certificate of authenticity guaranteeing that they are one-of-a-kind custom handcrafted knives and a full 90-day warrantee against defects in materials and workmanship.

(Read more about Frank Warner here.)

The other razors will be available soon and will be in the same price range. Email Frank if you are interested. His contact info is here.

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August 25, 2006

The Best Shaving Online Stores

The web is a great place to find what you want, but what if you're looking for something new? Sure, you could read articles, reviews, blog posts, but wouldn't you rather leave the analysis to someone else?

detailsForMen.gifHere are two of the best sites on the web for high-quality shaving supplies - BuzzSkin and Details For Men Whether or not you're looking for that one new aftershave or a whole kit, these sites have weeded out the wheat from the chaff. With brands like MenScience, Sharps, Anthony Logistics, and The Art of Shaving, you know you're getting quality.

Both sites offer free samples with your orders, so you can try something new. Both sites have email lists which keep you up to date on specials. Sign up, and let the deals roll in.

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June 8, 2006

The Expensive Side of Father's Day Shaving Gifts

Got a lot of money? Give me some.

Got some left over? How about buying dad one of these beautiful shaving sets from The Art of Shaving. Each set contains a badger shaving brush, a Mach-3 compatible razor handle which has been laser-engraved "to ensure a non-slip grip," and a stand. The sets come in modern (pictured, right), nickel, gold, (fake) ivory, and thuja, and range in price from $195 to $700.

Thuja? Here - let me save you the trouble. Wikipedia: Thuja. Oh. It's a type of wood.

Not a bad idea for the child who's got the dough and the dad who doesn't have the perfect shave.

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June 7, 2006

More Father's Day Shaving Ideas from ZIRH

Right now ZIRH is offering a Father's Day special package - create a custom shaving kit for dad and they'll ship it for free in a complementary ZIRH bag. You've got until Monday June 12th to take advantage of this offer. Prices range from $49 to $85. For example, the Starter Kit (pictured, right) includes shave gel, face wash, and two types of creams.

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June 1, 2006

Father's Day Specials

buzzskin_logo.gifFirst round of Father's Day specials:

BuzzSkin is offering "free FedEx ground shipping on all orders until 6/16". They've also got a ton of Father's Day gift ideas, neatly categorized in price ranges from under $25, $25-$40, and over $40. Pick out something nice for dad, and get a little somethin'-somethin' for yourself.

And if that's not enough for you, check out Heavy Duty, where for now you can "Buy 2 HandGear Creams (or any $30 purchase) and recieve 2 AutoStrip Travel Size Shaving Ceams FREE!" Oof! Someone over at Heavy Duty better run a spellchecker on those emails before they send them out.

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May 30, 2006

New Shave Kit from Anthony Logistics for Men

Hot of the press from Anthony Logistics for Men, it's a new shaving package featuring everything you need from pre- to post-shave:

[A] complete shave kit that includes Facial Scrub (56.5 g/2 oz), Shave Cream (56.5 g/2 oz), After Shave Balm (70 g/2.5 oz) and two BONUS Pre-Shave Oil samples.

For $30.00, this shave set is a great introduction to Anthony's shave. Father's Day is coming up...

And if you're interesting in other skin care products, check out Anthony's Face Kit, featuring "Glycolic Facial Cleanser (118 ml/4fl oz), Deep Pore Cleansing Clay (56.5 g/ 2 oz), All Purpose Facial Moisturizer (70 g/ 2.5 oz)", also $30.00. A clean face is the precursor to a clean shave.

Other kits in include the Body Kit and Sun Kit, $30 and $35 respectively. Lots of ways to learn if Anthony Logistics for Men is right for you.

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March 14, 2006

The Caldo Razor at Target

caldo_razor.jpgTarget. You know it. You love it. It's the friendly Walmart. It's not as big, and you don't feel as threatened when it moves into your neighborhood. And, they're big on design. With celebs like Isaac Mizrahi developing exclusive home decor and fashion, or Rachel Ashwell doing her shabby chic thing, Target has emerged as the leader in attainable, affordable design. And now the have a razor.

Introducing the Caldo Razor, available now at Target for $29.99. The Caldo takes Gillette Mach3 blades, and makes a great upgrade to your gummy original Mach3 handle which is probably a bit of an embarrassment at this point. The Caldo is unpowered, so don't make the switch unless you're into the power-free shave.

Now, I'd like to link directly to the Caldo so you can find out more for yourself, but it appears that the one thing Target can't design well is their website. Here's the best link I can give you. Once there, mouse over "Featured Products" in the center section, and then use the right arrow to scroll over to the razor. But wait, once you click on the razor you can easily miss it. That's because depending on where your mouse is placed you'll either see a picture of a well-dressed man or the Caldo. Ridiculous. Come on guys. Drop the Flash and let us link directly to your pages. Oh yeah, and make the razor available online. I'm lazy and into ecommerce.

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December 16, 2005

Jr. Shave 'N Play Kit

shaving_kit-sm.jpgHey kids - is that peach fuzz getting a little thick? Do you want the bathroom all to yourself for 10 minutes? Then ask your parents for a shave kit. daddystoyshop.com has the Jr. Shave 'N Play Kit for only $9.99.

Everything your little man needs for special bonding time with Dad, and to start practicing future grooming skills! This wonderful little set comes packed in its own zippered "travel bag" and includes 15 pieces

You've got to be three years or older for this kit. Otherwise you might eat it.

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December 13, 2005

More Hot Lathery Goodness from Conair

OK, I'll admit it. When I wrote about the Conair Chrome Hot Lather Machine last month I couldn't imagine who might buy one of these things. Turns out a lot of ShavingStuff readers have. I was wrong. This just might be the sleeper shaving gift of the year. So, without further ado, let me present the full line of Conair hot lather, lotion, and gel machines:

First, there's the Conair HLD20 Heated Lotion Dispenser - $23.54 at Amazon, for heating up lotion to a comfortable temperature before it hits your face:

2 Minute Heat Up Time. Variable Heat Control. Works with Any Lotion. 16 Oz. Dishwasher Safe Reservoir.

In the lather department, there's the Conair HLM10R Hot Lather Machine - $23.45 at Amazon

Designed for easy one-handed use. Heats up in approximately 1 minute. Works with standard size or large size shaving cream cans. Ready indicator light

Next, there's the Conair HLM11L Chrome Hot Lather Machine - $16.99 at Amazon, which has all the features of the HLM10R plus it's chrome and it's cheaper.

The previous two models are for shaving cream only. No gel allowed. If you're a shaving gel man, you'll want the Conair HGM15 Hot Gel Machine - $20.65 at Amazon.

Finally, if you're a switch-hitter, you're going to want the Conair HGL1 Gel and Lather Heating System (pictured) - which retails for $29.99 and seems to be sold out on Amazon and on Conair's website, so I'd suggest Froogle.

So there you have it. Conair's full range of hot lather, lotion, and gel products. Get 'em while they're hot!

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Zia in the Hizzouse!

A couple weeks ago we wrote about Zia's new men's shaving sets - the Skin Hydrating Gift Set and the Skin Clearing Gift Set (both $19.95). Well, the good folks at Zia sent over one of each for review and they arrived last night. Thanks Zia! We'll be putting them through our normal ShavingStuff test-drive over the next couple weeks and will have a review just as soon as it's ready. In the meantime, consider these gift sets at the holidays approach, especially if you've got a man who insisted on all natural ingredients.

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