Straight Razors and Shaving

There are a wide variety of razor shapes and dimensions they all perform slightly differently. Its a good idea to try some different styles out to see what you prefer, we stock a selection of vintage razors for just this purpose. The size and design of the tang and the width/length of the blade makes a Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

The vast majority of new and vintage straight razors are made from carbon steel. This product will rust if left wet or in a damp environment. Razors that are used regularly need nothing more than to be kept dry and sharp. It is not uncommon to find razors over 120 years old that are still in Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Shaving with a straight razor is a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. It will produce the closest and smoothest shave you have ever had with very little growth visible after 12 hours; the 5 o’clock shadow will become a thing of the past. This type of shaving will give a more comfortable shave for those with Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Care must be taken when testing the edge of a straight razor. A blunt razor is much sharper than most knives. There are a number of ways for testing the edge of a straight razor. You can feel the edge with your thumb, this takes a well trained thumb pad to really tell if the razor is sharp Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Making shaving lather with a shaving brush is an important skill needed with straight razor shaving. A straight razor requires a thick lather that would clog up and block a disposable cartridge razor. A good thick lather will provide excellent lubrication and help to hold the stubble upright. Cartridge razor users can also benefit from Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Anyone who suffers from ingrown hairs or shaving rash will see dramatic improvements by shaving with a straight razor. Over the next few blogs I will show you the things you need to know to get through a straight razor shave, starting with how to beard map your face. Facial hair grows in a variety of Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Once you have your beard map worked out, you are ready to start straight razor shaving. The next thing to learn is how to stretch your skin. Some people can shave without having to do this but for the vast majority it is an essential skill to learn. The skin must be held taught to Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Everyone has their own routine for straight razor shaving. Your direction of hair growth and skin sensitivity requires you to learn your own techniques to tackle the different areas of you face. In general the first pass is with the grain (WTG) following the direction of beard growth. The second pass is across the grain (XTG) or 90deg Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving

Straight Razor Maintenance With A Coticule Whetstone. Regular straight razor shavers will know the feeling of the edge beginning to deteriorate. You have to work harder to get a good clean irritation free shave. The edge starts to catch and tug at the hair. Those with sensitive skin will develop some irritation on the more tender Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving, Triumph & Disaster

Triumph and Disaster Old Fashioned Shaving Cream is a unique product on the market as it can be used with both straight and cartridge razors. And it actually works exceptionally well for both types of shaving; we have tried and tested it in both cases with great results. All other shaving creams and soaps I Read More

Straight Razors and Shaving, Triumph & Disaster

Triumph and Disaster is a New Zealand skin care range which is jam packed with great natural ingredients for your skin and signature aromas to awaken the senses. We are really excited to now be offering Triumph and Disaster at Cutler Road and it has arrived at the perfect time with Valentine’s Day just around the Read More

Gift Ideas, Straight Razors and Shaving, Triumph & Disaster

Looking for Valentines Day ideas for him? We have a wide range of products that will make the perfect Valentines gifts for him. If your man fancies himself as the next Gordon Ramsey, we have a selection of kitchen knives that will spark his appetite. The Theirs-Issard Santoku 17cm knife is a firm favourite with professional chefs Read More