TopOfTheChain Chrome Safety Razor Review

I generally am a bit weary when it comes to safety razors that are not generally from when of the reputable ‘big boys’. So when the guys over at TopOfTheChain.net reached out to me to ask me to give their new razor a try I wasn’t overly excited, and didn’t expect too much. But I am always looking for something new to review so I agreed to give it a try, and I’m glad I did. It is a sharp looking razor that provided me some great shaves over the last few days.

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Ever-Ready 1912 Vintage Single Edge Safety Razor Review

I received this Ever-Ready 1912 Vintage Single Edge Safety Razor from my cousin this past Christmas. She my name in our family gift exchange and apparently she knows me quite well because it really did make for great gift. Beyond the fact that it is another razor to add to my collection, it was a single edge razor, something that sadly has been lacking from my cabinet

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Best Safety Razors – 2017

It is time for an updated list of best safety razors for 2017. Like most of the best of lists here at TheCloseShave (you can check out our most recent – best shaving soap list) the best doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive. In fact if while I’m shaving I am thinking about how much the tool cost me rather than experiencing the shave I’m not sure what that is worth.

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How to Hold a Safety Razor

The answer to how to hold a safety razor really is as simple however you feel comfortable while at the same time limiting any nicks or cuts. But since you find yourself here you are probably really new to traditional wet shaving or are contemplating your first razor. So here are some pointers for when you pick up that razor (for the first time or otherwise).

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Best Shaving Soaps for 2017

One of the best things about a new year is the chance to improve on the previous year and make the decision to make the new year better than the year before. One great way to improve your year is to start every day with a great shave, and one way to have a great shave is with great soap. The perfect shave in the morning can really get you going both with how you look and how it makes you feel. So here you go, we compiled our best five shaving soap list for 2017.

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Shaving Cream vs Shaving Soap

One question I often get asked when people find out that I am a classic wet shaving enthusiast is what is the difference between shaving cream and shaving soap? Of course before that question there is general confusion as to why I am using these “outdated” tools, that for the most part require an online purchase because I can’t pick them up at the grocery store, to perform my morning ritual of shaving.

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How to Make the Perfect Shaving Soap Lather

Building the perfect lather shouldn’t be a daunting task. So we put together a simple chart to help you through

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