Getting into Honing:

Now that I've been getting some killer straight razor shaves on a frequent basis, I've been looking at getting into honing or maintaining my straight razors and it's been awesome over in the face book groups. I've been getting some valuable information on where to start and how to go about this from a couple of friends and they also have quite a few YouTube videos up that have been a great help. The secret to getting a great straight razor shave is to have a straight razor that is truly shave ready. And in order to get that, you absolutely MUST have the bevel set correctly. If it's not set correctly, your razor will never truly be shave ready. In fact it won't hold edge for very long either. Not long ago I sent off my vintage to someone who I thought could hone and was very disappointed in the results to say the least. I had to stay on him to get it back and when I did get back, it was only good for a single shave. So I sent it off again to a couple of my friends that I recently have been talking to who truly know how to hone and that razor is still good to this day. The Italian stallion of wet shaving and his mentor, done a phenomenal job at re honing and correcting the mistakes that the previous person made when he attempted to hone it. I don't mention names in my blog because these are just my own personal experiences and opinions. But I'm having a blast with straight razors now.

C.a.D. & The Tech:

Today's shave was great. Today I went with Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements  and their modern day classic, C.a.D.  scent. The scent is a m...