How to get the perfect shave.
Classic double-edged razors: a standard in the industry among wet-shavers.
Safety razors with a closed comb are perfect for the gentle daily shave. With an open comb, you also shave long or particularly dense body and beard hair thoroughly. The slant bar razor is ideal for unruly hair. With our safety razors with adjustable blade gap, you can adjust the thoroughness and gentleness individually.
The safety razor offers you a wide range of applications – from the classic facial shave to the body hair shave to intimate shaving. Even longer or thicker hair can be mastered by our safety razors with ease, without sacrificing the protection and comfort of a traditional razor.
It’s your choice!
ABOUT SAFETY RAZORS
Razor Blades from: Astra, Feather, Derby, Wilkinson Sword, shark, Bolzano, Pol-Silver, Dorco, Ladas, Merkur, and Rapira
As Modern As Ever
The razor blades you use in your Safety Razor makes a huge difference in the effectiveness of the shave you will get. Of course, all blades will handle the task of cutting hairs no problem but each brand is manufactured in a different way using different materials that make it ideal for certain skin types and hair thickness. It is the job of every wet shaver to discover the type of skin they have, the thickness of their beard and, through trial and error, the blades that best suit them. Astra blades are renown for sharpness, durability and comfort. The platinum coating provides for increased comfort and blade life. Astra Blades have long been used by barbers in Europe and are one of our best selling blades.
Made in Germany.
A razor for all purposes.
Shave Brushes from: Captain Fawcett, Omega, and Vie-long 1940
Badger hair, Horse hair, Synthetic, Boar hair
Captain Fawcett’s traditional ‘Super’ badger shaving brush will produce a luxuriant, rich & voluminous lather enabling the closest of wet shaves. The Captain’s favored ‘Super’ badger hair shaving brush which accompanied him on many adventurous missions has now been faithfully reproduced and is available for the first time in over a century.
Check out Overview of Shave Brush Types, below:
Want to create a rich & voluminous lather for your shave? Try a Capt Fawcett Super Badger brush or his alternative… incredibly soft tip, vegan shaving brush.
Shave oils from: Barberism and Scapicchio
At Scapicchio Barbershop, we are committed to making the best at no compromise. Compare our ingredients! Our products were developed ingeniously to give great results while offering health benefits and being completely free from toxic and harmful chemicals per the EWG. We want you to look your best, feel your best and be your best every day. These products are designed for everyone and can help prevent and soothe common problems due to razor burns, ingrown hairs, nicks and cuts. The botanicals, minerals and amino acids in these products help minimize signs of aging by providing smoother skin. All products are physician developed, hypo-allergenic and physician recommended.
For the smoothest shave you’ve ever had!
ABOUT SHAVING CREAMS
Shave Creams from:Captain Fawcett, Scapicchio, Dapper Dan, Cella, Omega, and Lea 1823
Enjoy your shave.
ABOUT SHAVING SOAPS
The best quality shaving soap contains a high level of fat (vegetable or tallow) and glycerin. Glycerin, ideally derived from vegetable oil, is important because it serves as a humectant, which locks in water and hydrates the skin. It is also an efficient emollient because it softens the beard and leaves the skin smooth and moisturized while creating an effective barrier between the blade and your skin.
Good quality soaps are often milled multiple times, such as a “triple-milled” soap, which increases the profuseness of the lather and produces a very creamy foam.
Shave Soaps from: Captain Fawcett, Scapicchio, Dapper Dan, Cella, Omega, and Lea 1823
Captain Fawcett’s Alum Bar
ABOUT THE ALUM BAR
From: Captain Fawcett
Ever get razor burn? OR an occasional shaving nick?
How to use:
Used by traditional barbers since time immemorial, Alum is a veritable shaving essential for the well groomed Gentleman.
Shave Bowls and Stands
SHAVING BOWLS AND STANDS
Stands From: Purebadger
Elegantly designed for maximum counter-top appeal.
Shave Soap Bowls from: PureBadger Collection apothecary style porcelain (black, cream) badger balm, pure badger shave bowl (porcelain black silver rim & cream with silver).
Shaving Tips & Knowledge
GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL WET SHAVING
Shave Soap/ Shave Cream
Post Shave Balm
Your face is best prepped for shaving using hot water. Shave after a hot shower or bath and use a hot towel to get your face ready.
Not too wet, not too dry – you will find the balance. Get the brush wet enough that it picks up soap from the puck, but not too wet or else you will lose a good lather. Remember, it is always easier to add water than to take away.
Once soap is on the brush, swirl soaped brush around the bowl to create a lather. Go fast here, think of a mixing bowl. Add water as necessary but be careful not to add too much, you want this to stay thick. The goal is to create a creamy lather that billows over the bowl, think of whipped cream. You want to be able to hold the brush upside down and have the lather stick to the brush, but just barely.
Leaving the lather on the brush, then using the brush, use a circle motion and paint the lather around your face. This not only applies the soap but helps soften & stand up the hairs your about to shave, plus opens up your pores. Exfoliation is an added bonus when using a shave brush.
Finding the angle is key, this should be somewhere around 30 degrees. Use slow, short, light strokes – let the weight of the razor do the work. Go with the grain of your hair when possible and when necessary, tilt your head back to flatten the contours of your jaw/neck for a smoother shave. Be sure to wash off the razor often between passes, to remove hair and soap from the blade.
After shaving, wash your face clean of the shaving cream using cold water to help close your pores. Wet the alum block and glide it over your face in the areas you shaved. Keep the residue on for around 15 seconds, then wash it back off with cold water. You are done, it’s that easy. Alum works its magic quick as it helps stop irritation and closes minor nicks/cuts.
Feeling a burn? Then you are shaving too close. Applying a good all natural After Shave Balm, Tonic or Cream will alleviate any burn or dryness from the shave. A good shave should leave the skin better then when you started.
Articles We’d Like To Share.