Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Gillette - Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor

Company: Gillette
Product: Heritage Collectable DE Safety Razor
Amazon - https://tinyurl.com/saefz5k

Gillette is watching. Yes, Gillette is watching the wet shaving community and that’s a good thing. Last year Gillette released a Heritage Collectible DE Safety Razor in the classic clamshell case and man did that cause excitement in the community. For me, it was something I had to have and apparently so did many others because it didn’t take long before the SOLD OUT sign was posted on the only outlet selling them which was Amazon. For this to happen so quickly could only signal that there is a need for this kind of thing and I can assure you if Gillette decides to do this with another vintage product this frenzy will happen again.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Long Rifle Soap Co. New Formula!

Company: Long Rifle Soap Company
Product: Base Reformulation
Founder: Amanda
Location: Sturgeon Bay, WI
Website: https://longriflesoap.com/

There comes a point when the soap maker has to improve on his or her base formula. The soap maker always strives to make it the best it could be. When it comes down to it, the scent is only 40% of what makes a great shaving soap. The wet shaving space is growing and with that growth comes new ideas new ways of doing things and for this reason, you must keep improving on your base. If you fail to do so you could wind up closing the doors like we’ve seen so many others do in the past.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Nor Easter & Barbasol Shave

Company’s: Barbasol / Captains Choice
Products: Razor / Nor Easter Aftershave

This week we have one more razor to test and that’s the Barbasol from Joe Watt. He told me to be careful with this razor it was very aggressive. After he told me I had second thoughts about using it. A few years ago I had a bad experience with using an aggressive razor that nearly ruined my face it took over two weeks and lots of care to get it back to point of doing reviews again. Not a lot of fun I can tell you but I was determined not to miss this opportunity so I used pre-shaving oil and a blade that I had already used for a few weeks which in my mind would allow an aggressive razor to be a little tamer and it worked!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Hiram - Occam’s Razor

Gold Cobra Pictured

Company: Occam’s Razor
Product: Hiram

Most people know by now that I find my Occam’s Razor Nano to be one of my go-to razors in my collection. My recent review of the Occam’s Enoch Razor was so disappointing. My disappointment must have shown through the video as well with subscribers reaching out trying to help. Some have suggested a new blade the Schick P-30 Proline Artist Club Style Blades which I ordered and just came in today.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Taconic Shave Excalibur Shaving Soap

Company: Taconic Shave
Product: Excalibur Shaving Soap

I see many SOTD or shave of the days and recently I’ve seen some around this one particular shaving soap called Excalibur. A Product by Taconic Shave a New York company in the Hudson Vally creating all-natural products and sold by Super Safety Razors. Excalibur comes in a tin and it’s been some time since I've seen tins of shaving soap on the market so that made me even more interested so I ordering one.

The package arrived in a timely fashion. The tin was one of the ones I’ve purchased when I first started in wet shaving. it was a push to close not a screw-on lid. The surprise was inside when it relieved a glycerin puck. Disappointed at first I held the puck close to my nose and man the disappointment faded away.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Enoch Single Edge Razor - Occam's Razor

Company: Occam’s Razor Product: Enoch Single Edge Razor Kickstarter backers are patient people I once waited two years for a razor to arrive and when it did it needed to be replaced. That being said anyone who knows my YouTube channel knows how much I love the Occam’s Razor Nano and when they announced the new Enoch Single Edge Razor I just jumped to attention and put my order in and have been waiting ever since. Well, finally, it has arrived. In the box came loads of extra goodies an alum block, Shaving soap (unscented) pre-shave oil and a bottle fragrance oil for the soap. Not sure why the just did give you the scented soap because they only supplied one scent for it. After thinking about this I guess they just wanted to promote sales of the available scents they offer.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

OneBlade - Core Razor

Company: OneBlade
Product: OneBlade Core

When the One Blade Razor first hit the market I was very excited to see something new in the wet shaving space. On further inspection uncovered a beautifully designed razor but with a price tag of $400.00 After pulling myself up off the floor from laughing I wanted to know just what made this razor worth $400.00 was it the pivoting head, R&D, materials? I’m still not sure what it is but when I recently saw the One Blade Core a cheaper version of the Genesis selling for $20.00 originally $50.00. I said to myself this seems more in line with the majority of wet shavers are willing to spend on a razor. The recent lowering of the core price would suggest this as well and doing a review on the core would benefit most wet shavers.

When the Razor arrived you can see that a lot of time and money was spent on packaging most likely that cost more the razor to produce. The presentation was done so well that it made you feel like you had purchased the $400.00 version and I’m sure this is intentional. This was the first razor I ever purchased that came with its own stand and it looks really good when it’s in use too.