Saturday, June 23, 2018

Parthenon Adjustable Razor Followup

Parthenon Adjustable Razor Followup - As requested by the subscribers I did a followup review and gave the Parthenon Razor another chance. This time I used a Personna Blue blade the one that in all of my razors. Let's see how this new razor performs now.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

My Creality Reality

My Creality Reality
 By Donald Youngner

Wouldn’t it be great if you could think of something and just print it out like you do on inkjet printers but actually have the item in your hand? Well, you can it’s called 3D printing.  The way I got into this was the need to create something for my side business called Wet the Face. I make shaving soaps and aftershaves for the wet shaving community. I wanted to create molds for making Bars of soap. I do this now by going to Home Depot getting the wood cutting it to length and bolting them together. I wanted to see if 3D printing would let me make one whenever I wanted and explore other things like custom stamps and shapes for bar soaps. So I began to research.

The 3D printing community is growing every day with more printers and accessories coming to market all the time.  YouTube has a vast number of Makers as they are called toting everything from Printers to filament reviews. I happen to like a few of them namely Joel Teller of 3D Printing Nerd and Angus Deveson of Makers Muse. With the help of both of these guys, I was able to get through some of the trials and tribulation of being a Newbie as it were.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Parthenon Adjustable Razor - QShave & WEISHI


Company: QShave & WEISHI
Product: Parthenon Adjustable Razor
Kickstarter

When I saw this Kickstarter from QShave in early March of 2018 I was actually very excited about it. QSHAVE is a leading brand of men’s grooming and provides shaving supplies and service to over 100,000 customers worldwide every year. Partnering with them on this venture is WEISHI a manufactured of razors since 1988, and has produced millions of razors for big brands in US and European markets as an OEM vendor. They both have worked together on the creation of Parthenon which you think would yield a great result but sadly this is not the case.

My Kickstarter offering was at $49.00 this included a Razor and 1 Tin full of 5 blade pack for a total of 50 Feather blades. I was the 520th backer of this project on March 29th, 2018. I felt like I had entered into something that was really different a razor that would make some changes. The project was totally funded on April 2, 2018, with a total of 532 backers. As I waited for the day when I would have this in my hands it wasn’t long before the first email came telling us how things are going. April 11th it read “We just got the first sample out of the tooling. Better than we expected, just a few minor things need to be fixed. I think one design change we have made needs to be mentioned here. We found the adjustable dial is a little bit slippery, so we add a pattern on it. Now you can easily turn it even when your fingers are wet or with shaving soap lather.”

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Razorock - Son of Zeus

Company: Razorock
Product: Son of Zeus
Founder: Razorock Joe

If you’re a wet shaver, then you already know about RazorRock products and how amazing they can be. The price of performance will get you scratching your head as to how they make such a great product but only charge $5.00 to $10.00 for it. We are all glad they can because some of the best-known shaving soap around have come from this company. I’ve reviewed a few of them in the past and the one for today will be Son of Zeus.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Summer Break - Picture Day

Company: Summer Break
Product: Picture Day
Founder: Kyle & April

Every so often someone sends me a box full of shaving products to try and I’m always thankful. It allows me to bring to light products that I’ve missed or not available in the U.S.A. I recently received one from our WTF members and today I’m going to be talking about Summer Break and the tallow based shaving soap called Picture Day.

This is a sample size so I can’t talk much about it packaging but the sample itself had a good amount inside and allowed me to really try the product out.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Wet The Face - Vintage BarberShop

Company: Wet The Face
Product: Vintage Barbershop
Founder: Don Youngner
Location: Huntington N.Y.

When it comes to releasing a new product one must be careful to select the proper time.
Holidays are very tricky to do I always struggle with which one? I didn’t want to be another pumpkin spice on Octobers shaving soap line up. I wanted something a wet shaver could use at any time but yet remember back on how he or she received it. So I never really set my sights for releasing anything until a few months ago when I came across an article explaining how barbers operated shops back in the 30,40, and 50. It went on to explain how they operated and what were the interesting variety of fragrances back then.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Georgetown Pottery - G20 Scuttle

Review 
Product: Shaving Scuttle 
Inventor: Dr. Chris Moss
First Ever: Sara Bonnyman Pottery

When I first saw one it was a “Shave of the Day” (SOTD) picture. I was really trying to figure out what it was. The guy was so excited; it had arrived in the mail that day. After a few minutes, I said to myself what’s the big deal. Well as it turns out it’s a very big deal. This amazing piece of pottery can change the way you wet shave. It’s a clever design, which allows you to heat your shaving soap or cream as you lather. If you’ve ever sat down for a hot shave from your local barber then you know how great this feels.