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  • Dovo Straight Razors - Your Complete Guide-West Coast Shaving
    December 10, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Dovo Straight Razors - Your Complete Guide

    Heralding from the land of cutlery, Solingen, Germany, DOVO Solingen has over a hundred years of blade-making experience. Sharp, handcrafted straight razor blades are their life-blood and the delight of many wet shavers around the world. Read more about how they are made, why they work, and which ones West Coast Shaving sells.
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  • Shaving Soaps Make Great Gifts-West Coast Shaving
    November 26, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Shaving Soaps Make Great Gifts

    Shaving soap is a fantastic gift for friends and family. Give one to your uncle who loves to wet shave or introduce your best friend to the ways of classic shaving. Share a new artisan or long time favorite. Check out our list and make a harried Christmas into a merry one.

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  • Best Straight Razor Kit for Beginners (& Pros)-West Coast Shaving
    November 5, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Best Straight Razor Kit for Beginners (& Pros)

    Getting started on the straight razor journey can be intimidating. Even more than double edge safety razor shaving, straight razor stakes are high. The tools are impressive, but expensive. The learning curve is steep, and SHARP! So, how do you even begin to dip your toe in this traditional shaving pool? Read on to find out more.
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  • How To Strop Your Straight Razor-West Coast Shaving
    October 29, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    How To Strop Your Straight Razor

    Stropping is something that is done every time before you go to you use a straight razor. It doesn’t have to be intimidating and it isn’t hard to do. It can be accomplished with just one try/lesson. Read on to learn more.
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  • Your Complete Guide to Merkur Safety Razors-West Coast Shaving
    October 15, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Your Complete Guide to Merkur Safety Razors

    If you spend any time at all on our website, you will discover that many of our bestselling safety razors bear the Merkur name. That's because Merkur is synonymous with great tools. Check out all the Merkur razors we carry at West Coast Shaving. 
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  • Safety Razor vs Cartridge Razor-West Coast Shaving
    September 24, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Safety Razor vs Cartridge Razor

    Men's Grooming, wet shaving, traditional shaving. Whatever you call it, the practices of shaving, personal hygiene, and self care have been around awhile. The resurgence of interest in older practices in recent decades has created some rabid fans and followers. But what about contemporary shaving practices? Is there a place for the cartridge razor?
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