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Category: DIY

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How to hunt up vintage shaving gear “in the Wild”

One of the popular aspects of wet shaving is finding vintage shaving gear.  The thrill of finding a gem in the wild makes all of the long days of finding nothing… almost worth it :).  In that vein, here are a few hints and tips for when you go hunting up vintage diamonds in the rough.

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DIY Episode #1: Basic Safety Razor Cleaning

We are trying something a little different and kicking off a DIY series for wet shaving gear.  This week’s episode is all about how to clean up a vintage safety razor with household items.

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DIY Episode #2: Simple Straight Razor Cleanup

DIY Episode #2: Simple Straight Razor Cleanup

We are trying something a little different and kicking off a DIY series for wet shaving gear.  This week’s episode is all about how to clean up a vintage straight razor with household items.

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Down & Dirty Razor Restoration

In today’s world of wet-shaving, there’s a tremendous value and quality in choosing to use a vintage made razor for your daily use. Companies like Gillette, Gem, Schick and many others produced extremely well made double edge and single edge razors for decades before today’s resurgence and popularity in traditional shaving methods.

However, safely using and restoring a 50+ year old razor can mean hours of research online and conflicting opinions and techniques. And more often than not, you’ll be left confused and unwilling to even take the plunge and try a classic shaver.

Worry not, restoring and using a vintage razor can be carried out with household products you may already have. In today’s article, we’ll break down the do’s and don’ts of razor restoration that will leave your prized shaver sparkling and ready for daily usage.

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