No matter what brand or kind of razor you use, it uses the same metal blades as every other one on the market. Except for the Skarp Laser Razor, that is. This revolutionary grooming product uses a laser that targets a specific chromophore in hair that allows it to cut it cleanly, emitting light only when contact is detected. As a result, it never needs a blade replacement, and doesn't even require any water — although you can still use it in the shower if you want. Powered by a single AAA battery, it's available in aluminum with a silver or black finish.
Nothing is so good that it can't be made better. That's why subscription service Birchbox Man is aiming to upgrade your routine with October's "Peak Performance" box, featuring gear and grooming essentials that were handpicked to be a cut above the ordinary. As usual, each box is stocked with products that are tailored to your personal needs, from CW BEGGS AND SONS Shower, Shampoo, and Shave (a 3-in-1 morning multitasker) to Hanz de Fuko Claymation (a versatile blend of clay and wax that can sculpt most any hairstyle). Each box also includes a unique lifestyle item, like Coalatree's Nomad Backpack, an ultralight bag that folds into its own pocket for maximum portability. The ability to wake up on time, however, is sadly not included.
Our first collaboration with the grooming gurus at Harry's sold out fast. Very fast. So we're back with another one, this time with a special addition. The new, all-black Harry's x Uncrate Shave Set includes a stealth Truman razor with German-made black blade cartridges, a black travel cover, Harry's excellent shave cream, and, new-to-the-set, a black anodized aluminum razor stand. Available in limited quantities, so act fast if your face fur is getting out of hand.
No, it's not made with the popular brand of Scotch whisky. Instead, Johnnie Walker Moustache Wax is made to complement it. As anyone with serious facial hair can attest, sometimes the flavors of other foods and drinks can get left behind in your growth, altering the flavor of whatever you're enjoying later. This wax uses this to its advantage, allowing you to groom your upper lip rug while adding the essence of pepper, citrus, or ginger to your next drink.
Using a straight razor is a great way to get a close shave — but only if you keep it sharp. Help keep yours in great shape with this Bison Made Horsehide Razor Strop. Made by hand in the USA using Russet horsehide from Horween in Chicago, it also uses screws sourced from the windy city to allow for quick and easy disassembly when it's time to replace the hide or the cotton-linen canvas lining that works to remove moisture post-shave.
There are plenty of bearded dudes walking around these days, but not very many are taking proper care of their crop. And who knows beards better than the Amish? Honest Amish Beard Balm is made with all natural products, including a blend of hair strengthening botanicals infused in a base of virgin argan, avocado, grapeseed, virgin pumpkin seed, and apricot kernel oils. It keeps your beard looking and feeling top notch, and the balm will even keep new growth from itching as you grow your beard to Amish levels of amazing.
It's not going to change your life. It probably won't even give you a closer shave than what you're already using. But it's extremely unlikely your current razor looks as good as the Ursa Major Black Walnut Razor. It's compatible with Gillette Mach 3 cartridges — it ships with one so it's ready to use — and features a handle of reclaimed black walnut, sourced from New York and the southeast coast. Made in Vermont.
You don't need a gaudy body of plastic ribs, logos, and metallic plastic to give you a good shave — your blades already provide that. Combine them with a more mature instrument with the Ockham Razor. It's cast in England from solid zinc alloy to give the one-piece handle a heft and gravity that off-the-shelf options lack, and is compatible with standard Gillette Mach 3 blades, so you wont have trouble finding replacements when it's time to throw the old ones out.
In this modern age where cameras are everywhere, nearly every adventurer takes photos of their exploits. But that doesn't make them photographers. Jimmy Chin is one of the rare people who can lay claim to both labels, and it's this mixture of talents that's celebrated with the Harry's x Jimmy Chin Razor. Based on the company's trusted Truman model, the razor comes in four different colors, each taken from the high-visibility gear Jimmy and his friends use to stay safe when conquering the world's peaks in search of the perfect shot — which makes them a rather inspirational addition to your daily routine.
If you're going to carry something around in your wallet at all times, at least make sure it's good for more than one thing. The Corter Bomber Card fits this description, as it serves as both a comb and a bottle opener. It's crafted from kitchen-grade 305 stainless steel, CNC cut, and then tumbled for a smooth finish, and features round tines that won't dig into your scalp if you're doing a quick touch-up in the men's room. Made in Indiana.
Crafted from lightweight stainless steel, the Dovo Shavette Straight Razor gives you all the precision of a straight razor with all the convenience of a disposable. Thanks to a red plastic insert that holds one half of a platinum coated doubled edged blade, the Shavette never needs to be stropped or honed like a traditional straight razor, making it ideal for beginners or for those who don't want to take their daily razor on the road.
Ditch your disposable and step up to the feel and precision of a safety razor with the Baron Shave Kit. This all-in-one package includes a handsome safety razor and synthetic polymer fiber brush, both made from black chromium-plated stainless steel, as well as a travel case that doubles as a stand and is crafted from rigid matte black polymer. In addition, you'll also get some shave soap, and a one-year supply of blades, which is far more than you can say for that razor you just picked up at the local drugstore.
Give your shaving routine a serious upgrade with the Studebaker Brass Safety Razor & Badger Brush. The razor is a classic 3-piece double-edged safety model, each piece of which is cut, finished, and assembled by hand in Pittsburgh. Made from 260-alloy brass and sterling silver, it arrives with 5 Personna comfort-coated stainless steel blades. The matching brush is made using grade-A badger hair that's fitted to a hand-formed American brass handle, with a planished finish that serves as a great compliment to the razor.
Harry's traditional shaving cream is great, but if you prefer the bubbly texture of a foam, you've had to buy it from someone else. Until now. Harry's Foaming Shave Gel combines the experience of a foamy shave with all the hydration and protection you expect from the classy razor makers. Included on the ingredients list are milk thistle to detoxify and clam your skin, cucumber extract and aloe vera for post-shave soothing, licorice root extract to combat irritation, and bergamot oil to condition. Of course, it smells great, too, making it a great partner for that black Truman razor you just bought.
Leave behind your trusty but oh-so-not-stylish plastic comb and keep your hair in order with the Go-Comb. Designed in Brooklyn, this space-saving tool fits anywhere you can stow away a credit card, works with all hair types — there's also a fine-toothed version for beards and moustaches — and is made from sturdy stainless steel to hold up to even the gnarliest of tangles.
Be prepared for rogue hangnails, unplanned clippings, and quick cleanups no matter how short on space you are with the Victorinox Swiss Army Nail Clippers. Their compact design folds up flat, letting you easily slip them into a small pocket, a space in your bag, or even your billfold, so you never have to worry about being without again. Made from durable stainless steel, these clippers aren't likely to tarnish or dull anytime soon — that way you never have to worry about them letting you down in a pinch.
When it comes to getting those pesky prickly hairs off your face, nothing beats a straight razor shave — but since we're talking about a huge, potentially lethal blade running over your jugular, it's best to buy a good one. One like this Baxter Base Camp X Cut-Throat Razor. Inspired by the Base Camp X Axe, the handle is handmade in Base Camp's Toronto studio from Appalachian Hickory wood, then joined with a custom 6/8" wide Blue Steel blade custom made for Baxter by Hart Steel. A water-resistant olive canvas pouch completes the set.
Thankfully, the latest innovation in shaving doesn't involve adding a number of extra blades to an existing razor body. Instead, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide FlexBall Razor adds an actual ball between the blades and the handle, allowing the head to move, adjust, and pivot to follow the contours of your face, shaving more hairs with each stoke and keeping missed hairs to a minimum. Of course, it's still a Fusion, so it also boasts a five-blade shaving surface and a Lubrastrip for a more comfortable shave.
If you decided to pony up the cash to pick up one of these excellent Bison x Max Sprecher Straight Razor, you might have noticed that its edge has faded a bit with use. But with the Bison Made Paddle Strop Razor Case you can hone that blade to perfection, while safely storing it between shaves. Tailor-made to fit your Bison straight razor (though capable of fitting most other straight razors), this case is machined and hand-crafted from cocobolo hardwood, brass hardware, and calfskin leather for a look that's worthy of your razor.