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In this video I discuss some of the shaving brushes I’ve used since coming back to wet shaving.

The brushes discussed in this video are:

Perfecto Badger Shaving Brush

Van Der Hagen Boar Shaving Brush as part of the Men’s Luxury Shave Set. It comes with Brush, Mug, Soap and stand.

The Art of Shaving Pure Badger Brush

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush – Dark Stallion

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush – White Knight Synthetic

RazoRock Plissoft IVORY 22 Synthetic Shaving Brush

The art of Shaving Badger Travel Brush as part of the The Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit
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Face lathering helps to save you time and money.  By lathering in your hand and transferring to your face, of simply lathering directly on the face, you’re cutting out an extra step (lathering in a bowl) and are more likely to not waste shaving cream or soap.

I demonstrate three different brushes and use my hand so you can get a good look at how the lather is easily created. Plus, I’m not having to wash my face after each lathering session.:)

The shaving brushes used in this video are (just click the  link to be taken to the product page):

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush – Dark Stallion.

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Synthetic Badger Brush – White Knight.

Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set – This set comes with shaving mug, boar brush (used in the video), Stand, and soap puck.

I used Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shaving Cream.

And I also used The Art of Shaving TAOS Soap with Bowl, Sandalwood, 3.3 oz.

If you’d just like to buy the The Art of Shaving TAOS Shaving Soap Refill (without the bowl), Sandalwood, 3.3 Ounce.





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Here’s a quick look at some vintage shaving brushes I picked up Ebay.

You can find similar brushes at this Ebay listing page: https://goo.gl/FUE3MA

Many are priced in the ten to fifteen dollar range. (This may change over time).

The cleaning recipe I used (gathered from various youtube videos and online articles):

Clean the brush with anti-bacterial soap. Agitae and work the soap into the bristles for three to four minutes.
Rinse well
Soak the brush for five minutes in a mixture of five parts water and one part Apple Cider Vinegar.
Rinse well
Follow this with a good shampoo-conditioner.
Rinse well
Hang upside down to dry.

I recommend an initial washing of pre-used AND new shaving brushes.

If you’d prefer to buy a brand new shaving brush, I recommend the following (click on any of the links and you’ll be taken to the product):

Perfecto Badger Shaving Brush

Van Der Hagen Boar Shaving Brush as part of the Men’s Luxury Shave Set (comes with Brush, Mug, Soap and stand)

The Art of Shaving Pure Badger Brush

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush – Dark Stallion

RazoRock Plissoft IVORY 22 Synthetic Shaving Brush

VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush – White Knight Synthetic

The art of Shaving Badger Travel Brush as part of the The Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit

Please visit The Shave Stop for all your shaving needs!

 


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Since coming back to wet shaving, I’ve used a small variety of razor blades. Here are my thoughts in video form.:)

The razor blades discussed in this video are:

Baili: http://amzn.to/2l4RuQ4

Feather: http://amzn.to/2jHeQOQ

Wilkinson Sword: http://amzn.to/2kxGDAx

Astra: http://amzn.to/2jHdkw3

Derby: http://amzn.to/2k4N9eC

Persona Blue: http://amzn.to/2l4OIKt

Vikings Blade Godfather Razor: http://amzn.to/2l63IqQ

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/knJmSw

My youtube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/MarkSzorady


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“You get what you pay for.”  We’ve all heard this expression before.  And it carries quite a bit of truth.  In many cases, if you want a quality, well made item, you’re going to have to pay a little bit more for it.

This is why I recommend that anyone new to wet shaving follow this rule:  Pay a little more for a premium well made razor, and you’ll be rewarded with many years of nick-free shaving.  Plus, a more expensive, high quality razor means less nicks and cuts, which in turns means, less frustration in learning this wonderful method of shaving.:)

But, due to the plentiful supply of inexpensive razors, we’re tempted to give that  cheaper model a try thinking it just might be that “silk purse from a sow’s ear.”  We think we’ll get the best of both worlds.  A great shave and more dollars in our pocket.

At under 20 dollars, Van Der Hagen’s Heavy Duty Traditional Butterfly Safety Razor is just such one entry.  I’d rate this bargain razor at about three-and-half out of five stars.  The Van Der Hagen Heavy Duty Traditional Razor gives a nice and consistently smooth shave.  When used with proper technique, you’ll keep nicks and cuts to a minimum.  It’s not as efficient as other top shelf razors, but well worth dropping in your travel bag for the weekend getaway.  If accidentally lost of left behind, it’s no great loss.

It’s been noted in some reviews that this is the same razor as the Weishi.  I do not own a Weishi razor, so I cannot say with any definitive authority.

However, I’ll provide links and you can decide for yourself.

Van Der Hagen Razor: http://amzn.to/2khaUDz

WEISHI 9306 New Double Edge Safety Razor: http://amzn.to/2khab5d

The Shave Stop: https://goo.gl/h6QdHD


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