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Wet Shaving and Grooming Blog

  • Shaving 101: How to Shave with a Straight Razor-West Coast Shaving
    July 15, 2019 West Coast Shaving

    Shaving 101: How to Shave with a Straight Razor

    In this Shaving 101 video, Jared gets his first lesson in how to go “cut-throat” from straight razor expert, Matt. (Don’t worry, there is no blood.) Let Jared's experience give you confidence to have a go at it yourself.

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  • Hands Behind the Art: Sam Sylver-West Coast Shaving
    March 28, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Hands Behind the Art: Sam Sylver

    Beyond the exceptional shave, many wet shave enthusiasts are sold on the economic and environmental benefits of this straight razor gig. It all comes together when you get a restored edge – won’t break the bank and you can reduce waste! There is also the mystic of passing down an ages old practice and continuing the journey of each of these pieces. In this blog, we thought we would introduce you to Sam Sylver, straight razor aficionado. Sam is the eyes and hands behind our vintage razors. 

     

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  • January 3, 2018 West Coast Shaving

    Straight Razor Startup Guide

    So you’re ready to go cutthroat, huh? Maybe you’ve covertly observed the manly art of running a steel blade over your stubble and thought “why not?”. Maybe you’ve experienced a professional hot-towel shave experience and thought “how can I not?” For the true straight razor aficionado once you start, you will never go back. The benefits (arguably the closest shave possible, less irritation, less infection, less environmental impact) can far outweigh the concerns. But this isn’t for the faint-of-heart, and it may help to know a little about what makes one straight razor different from another, and why you may benefit from one blade versus another.
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