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What to buy to get started DE shaving

If you are new to DE shaving you may be asking the question ‘What do I need to get started?’. There is a huge amount of information available and it can be a little overwhelming if you just want some good, inexpensive kit to begin. I have gathered the information here from our forums and the feedback on all items listed is very …

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What razor can I carry on a plane?

This topic comes up in our forums quite often and the answer is yes (and no…). Let me clarify, you can take a DE razor in hand luggage provided it does not contain a DE blade. Razor blades are prohibited under the Sharp Items list. It is ok to take a disposable cartridge system razor and blades in carry on. The guidelines from the …

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Wilkinson Sword Classic Razor Review

The Wilkinson Sword Classic is a twist to open double edge razor. The handle is brass and the head Zamak, both plated in chrome. My first, and probably many people’s, foray into DE shaving was with the plastic three piece Wilkinson classic so I was interested to test this one out. Packaged in a black and grey box, once opened …

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How to use a shaving brush, soap and bowl

Consistently building a slick, stable lather is a key component when wet shaving. A good lather will provide lubrication for the shave and protection for your skin. It can be a little tricky at first but if you follow the steps in our guide you will be well on the way to consistency and better shaves. Step 1: Soak the …

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How to choose a Straight Razor – Beginners Guide

A beginners guide on how to choose a straight razor, originally written for The Shaving Room by the late Neil Miller, regarded as one of the foremost experts on Straight Razors. Neil discusses: One of the first queries is whether to buy a stainless steel or carbon steel razor. There are other types of steel (damascus or pattern-welded, for example) but as the cost is usually prohibitive we’ll …

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