The avid reader might recall that since 2011 or so I have been shaving with DE razor blades – that is right, the ones that your granddad might have used – and last year I wrote the reasons why shaving oil and DE blades are the superior method of shaving as well as a small tutorial.
After I started shaving with DE blades, I noticed that there are so many different ones to chose from1 and they all fit into the same (or any) razor handle. The geek that I am, it is needless to say, I soon started testing them out using a (semi-)scientific method ☺
In the meantime DE blades are slowly becoming a trend, so it was high time for me to update my reviews.
Today the list of the DE razor blades that I tested has increased with the following models, rounding the number to a nice dozen:
- Bic Chrome Platinum (made in Greece)
- Bolzano Superinox Indossabile (made in Germany)
- Polsilver Super Iridium (made in Russia)
- Tiger Superior Stainless (made in the Czech Republic)
The list has shuffled around a bit, with new favourites some old ones were pushed down into the acceptable category.
In the meantime I have used many different shaving oils, therefore I decided to start a separate page for shaving oil reviews as well.
So far I have tested the following oils:
- L’Occitane Cade Shaving Oil
- REN Skincare Tamanu High Glide Shaving Oil
- Somersets Maximum Glide Original
- Refinery Shave oil
- Taylor of Old Bond Street Chamomile Shaving Oil
If you are interested in such things, I have stumbled across the following e-Book on the Internet Archive: Shaving made easy; what the man who shaves ought to know…. It is mostly about the straight razor and shaving soap, but still a fun read for a 100 year old book.
hook out → merry Christmas everyone!