Affordable Straight Razors 101:

I'm having a blast and getting epic shaves with a straight razor. But I do get asked by a lot of people on how they can get started without spending an epic amount of money. There's 2 ways you can get started for around $50 to $100 U.S. Dollars. The first is to go vintage and see what you can find in the various antique shops around your particular area. But buyer beware. There are people out there that sell bad products and you could end up spending more than you want to if you are not carefull. The other option is to talk to someone and buy a Gold Dollar straight razor off them. There are people who belong to various facebook groups that do sell both the Gold Dollar straight razors and starter strops for almost nothing and they do offer honing services for a low flat rate. A friend of mine offers starter strops for $15 U.S. Dollars and has several Gold Dollar straight razors for sale. His honing skills are exceptional. Now you can go to various online suppliers and buy a straight razor but they can often get expensive. Another problem if you're not carefull is the term "shave ready". Some people's "shave ready" is really not so you have to be selective. I recomend that you watch several youtube videos and seek someone out who's willing to teach and show you how to hone and maintain a razor.

Retiring The Track 2:

This will be breaking a lot of people's hearts, but I'm retiring my 1970 Gillette Track 2  to my collection and will no longer be u...