Shaving with a Hammam bowl

I’ve written in the past about my old-timey (possibly hipster) shaving setup. I use shaving soap, a brush to apply it, and some combination of safety razor (which takes those cheap unsafe double-edged razor blades) and cartridge razor (which uses those overpriced disposable plastic multi-blade cartridges). I like to finish up my shave with a … Continue reading Shaving with a Hammam bowl

A close shave

I started shaving, way back in the day, with an electric razor, then switched to disposables in my mid twenties. Four years ago, I switched to a safety razor. (See: My personal devolution in shaving) It was the popular hipster thing to do at the time. The razor was, maybe $40, but the blades were pennies. … Continue reading A close shave

My personal devolution in shaving

Back in ye olden days, when people still used the word “ye” in a non-ironic fashion, folks shaved with knives.  That is, when they shaved at all.  Archeologists have found shaving blades dating back to at least 3000 BC.  In the late 1700s a Frenchman was looking at a carpenters’ plane — that thing used … Continue reading My personal devolution in shaving