Thursday, April 20, 2006

In praise of the wet shave

'The Merkur razor, forged of implacable stainless steel, will last several lifetimes. There is simply nothing in it to wear out. The shaving brush will last a decade or more. Replacement double-edge blades range from inexpensive (Merkur's fearsomely thin and sharp blades are 45 cents each) to dirt cheap (at Wal-Mart, which sells perfectly serviceable blades). A year's supply of Proraso is roughly three tubes — $27. So in the first year of wet shaving, a frugal wet shaver might spend $120 or so...' More


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