Education, Advice, and How-To

Five Ways to Better Your Shave

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Five Ways to Better Your Shave
Recently a friend of mine was over and made a comment about how old fashioned I was for using a shave brush that he had just spied drying on the bathroom counter. I tried to explain what made shaving enjoyable for me, but I did a poor job since I was put on the spot. After thinking it over for a few weeks, I came to realize I’ve adopted a few things lately that have bettered my experience. I’d implore any shaver to consider these tips and see if it takes your shave to the next level too.

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Traditional Wet Shaving Terminology and Acronyms

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Traditional Wet Shaving Terminology and Acronyms

If you are new to wet shaving, you may not be familiar with all of the various terms and acronyms that are used in various articles, forum posts, and even YouTube videos. In this post I try to compile a comprehensive list of the most common wet shaving/traditional shaving terminology and acronyms.   AC – Artist Club blade. These blades are narrower and longer than a regular DE blade. There are to main manufacturer of these types of blades: Feather and Kai. Both manufacturers also make razors that accept these types of blades, both are available in a western style...

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How Traditional Shaving Lessens Your Impact On The Environment

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How Traditional Shaving Lessens Your Impact On The Environment

One of the great benefits of traditional shaving is the diminished impact on the environment. You may be asking how exactly traditional shaving can lessen your impact on the environment. That is the purpose of the post today.

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What is Alum and How is it Used?

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What is Alum and How is it Used?

If you have been around wet shaving, or have watched some videos on YouTube, you have no doubt heard mention of alum, or an alum block. In this post we are going to discuss what an alum block is and how to use one.

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Tutorial: How To Load a Blade In The Irving Barber Co Shavette Razor | 2 Minute Quick Tip

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Tutorial: How To Load a Blade In The Irving Barber Co Shavette Razor | 2 Minute Quick Tip
Loading a blade into the IBC | 2 Minute Quick Tip The Irving Barber Company (IBC) razor is extremely versatile in that it accepts numerous types of blades. In this video I discuss what blades the IBC takes, and show you how to load the blade. My personal favorite blades to use in the IBC are AC style blades, but a half DE blade bumps up the aggression, or efficiency of this well-crafted, beautifully designed razor.

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