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A Wet Shaving list (for Safety Razors)

A Listmania! list by Nicolas "The Cinephile" (Manhattan, NYC)
The list author says: "Most people now a days only know about shaving using cartridge razors(Like the Mach 3 or Fusion) with multiple blades.

For most, Shaving is a chore and these new razors are very forgivable to clumsy/inexperienced shavers. The head pivots so you don't need to compensate for the razor head's angle. The rubber bottom helps stretch the skin for a closer shave. And there's a strip to lube the skin for you. Not terrible but not fun either.

A return to old traditions and shaving rituals is actually a very nice experience. Shaving with a straight razor or a double edge safety razor is a different experience. And using a shaving brush to make your lather is a 100 times better then the canned goop that smells like deodorant. Spoil yourself with some nice smelling products.

Do some research first if you are interested in returning to old shaving methods. Badgerandblade.com is an excellent place to start and a great way to converse with other shavers. You can do a google search and find others too(Like the Shaving Den).

Also, on youtube there's a guy named Mantic59 who has some great, fun videos worth checking out(Informative too). Up front it'll cost more, but in the long run, you'll save LOTS of money. The razor blades are way cheaper then cartridges. The brushes and razors themselves can last a lifetime."
Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor
1.  Merkur Long Handled Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Merkur makes great razors.  This is the 23c.  My first razor.  Its long handle is good for beginners.  A nice weight and looks great."
$33.98   Used & New from: $30.05
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,091 customer reviews)

Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (Soap, Bowl, Brush)
2.  Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (Soap, Bowl, Brush) by Van der Hagen
The list author says:
  "I bought this when i started because it was cheap.  The brush is boars hair and OK.  Boars hair is stiff(I don't prefer it).  The soap is excellent.  The bowl is too small, not recommended for mixing lather.  I'd recommend microwaving the soap into the bowl and finding a mug to mix the lather in."
$8.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (837 customer reviews)

Proraso Shaving Cream, Eucalyptus & Menthol, 150 ml, New Formulation
3.  Proraso Shaving Cream, Eucalyptus & Menthol, 150 ml, New Formulation by PRORASO
The list author says:
  "I love this cream.  A nice eucalyptus scent, and cooling menthol feeling.  Good price and lathers excellently.  Italian Barbers have been using it a long time now"
$7.79   Used & New from: $7.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (940 customer reviews)

Merkur-Razor Double Edge Razor Blades
4.  Merkur-Razor Double Edge Razor Blades by Merkur-Razor
The list author says:
  "I bought these for my Merkur razor.  Good middle of the road blades.  Expensive.  I wish i started with a sample pack first.  You'll need to to find your perfect blade.  These aren't mine, but I'd use them again probably."
$5.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews)

4 Pack - 24 ounce Cobalt Blue Seattle Jumbo Mug
5.  4 Pack - 24 ounce Cobalt Blue Seattle Jumbo Mug 
The list author says:
  "A soup mug is excellent for making your lather.  You probably have a spare one in your own house.  Its wide enough to allow you good whipping room.  Later you may want to upgrade to a Scuttle.  Tutorial for Lathering: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=21136"
Out of stock
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

Clubman Styptic Pencil, Travel Size - 0.33 oz
6.  Clubman Styptic Pencil, Travel Size - 0.33 oz by Clubman
The list author says:
  "These are great for the little nicks when you cut yourself.  It'll sting but clean the cut and stop the bleeding."
$3.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

Nivea for Men Post Shave Replenishing Balm, 3.3-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4)
7.  Nivea for Men Post Shave Replenishing Balm, 3.3-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4) by Nivea Men
The list author says:
  "I love this aftershave, and you can find it in your local supermarket. 

Avoid aftershave with alcohol(bad for your skin).  Alcohol is good for cleaning, for cuts, and in the pores.  But it'll dry and age your skin something horrible."
$27.80   Used & New from: $17.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

Dickinson?s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner 16 oz
8.  Dickinson?s Original Witch Hazel Pore Perfecting Toner 16 oz by T.N. Dickinson's
The list author says:
  "A nice substitute for alcohol and can be used alone for an aftershave."
$8.04   Used & New from: $2.04
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)

Clubman Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 Ounce
9.  Clubman Pinaud Virgin Island Bay Rum, 12 Ounce by Clubman Pinaud
The list author says:
  "An aftershave with alcohol.  I like the scent and despite the alcohol, will use it once and a while.  Also try Original Clubman aftershave.  Many find it nostalgic, reminding them of barbershops of yore."
$13.61   Used & New from: $8.75
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)

20 FEATHER BLUEBIRD 7 O'clock & BIC Double Edge Blade Sampler FBGB
10.  20 FEATHER BLUEBIRD 7 O'clock & BIC Double Edge Blade Sampler FBGB by Blade Sampler
The list author says:
  "My first sample pack.  Wanted to try Feather blades(The sharpest but not for everyone).  Derby, Bluebird, and Gillette 7 O'clock are all considered good.  Try different blades to find your perfect one."
$11.25
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

Colonel Conk Evernice Model 775 Chrome Safety Razor Stand
11.  Colonel Conk Evernice Model 775 Chrome Safety Razor Stand by Colonel Conk
The list author says:
  "Bought this off westcoastshaving.com(it was $15 cheaper).  Very nice looking, matches my Merkur 23c, BUT I have yet to find a brush whose handle fits it.  I usually have to fit it with the bristles to hold the brush.  Not as nice looking with the brush handle sitting above the arm."
$20.20   Used & New from: $18.22
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (553 customer reviews)

Merkur Progress Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor with Pack of 10 Blades-#570- Made in Germany
12.  Merkur Progress Adjustable Double Edge Safety Razor with Pack of 10 Blades-#570- Made in Germany by Merkur
The list author says:
  "My second razor and my GO TO razor.  I like being able to adjust for my shave.  Great weight to it.  I even like the ugly knob.  Some don't like the non-textured handle also.  I don't have a problem with its fluted grip."
$62.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

Merkur Long Handle Progress Razor
13.  Merkur Long Handle Progress Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Some prefer the longer handle, gives it more weight.  If the knob bothers you, Try looking online for a Mergress.  Its a modified Merkur with a beautiful metal knob.  Never heard a complaint about it."
$74.98   Used & New from: $74.00
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Edwin Jagger 1ej946sds Traditional English Best Badger Hair Shaving Brush Faux Ebony Medium With Drip Stand, Black, Medium
14.  Edwin Jagger 1ej946sds Traditional English Best Badger Hair Shaving Brush Faux Ebony Medium With Drip Stand, Black, Medium by Edwin Jagger
The list author says:
  "my second brush.  LOVE IT.  Inexpensive. Best badger hair is better then pure, but lower then silvertip.  A great shaving brush.  I use it everyday.  Amazon.com doesn't have a great selection of brushes to be honest."
$48.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

Merkur "Futur" Safety Razor, Satin Finish
15.  Merkur "Futur" Safety Razor, Satin Finish by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Another adjustable Merkur.  Nice look, many fans of the shave.  The head is bulky(hard for under nose).  And its a lot cheaper then the Merkur Vision razor (which needs a lot of maintenance to last)."
$70.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews)

Merkur Model 38 Hd Classic "Barber Pole" Long Safety Razor
16.  Merkur Model 38 Hd Classic "Barber Pole" Long Safety Razor by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Lots of people love this one.  Nice weight and cool retro look."
$61.00   Used & New from: $59.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

Merkur HD 34C, Chrome Plated
17.  Merkur HD 34C, Chrome Plated by Merkur
The list author says:
  "The standard for safety razors. 

Perfect for beginners and most use it for life they love it so much.  A must try"
$45.00   Used & New from: $42.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Parker 89R Super Heavy Weight Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Pack of 7AM PLatinum Blades!
18.  Parker 89R Super Heavy Weight Double Edge Safety Razor & 5 Pack of 7AM PLatinum Blades! by Parker Safety Razor
The list author says:
  "Most people say stay away from Parker razors(bad quality, bad weight, finish flaws, don't last, etc).  This one i heard good things about and its cheap.  Be wary of Parker items."
$28.88
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Tabac Original By Maurer & Wirtz For Men. Shaving Soap Bowl 4.4 Ounces
19.  Tabac Original By Maurer & Wirtz For Men. Shaving Soap Bowl 4.4 Ounces by Maurer & Wirtz
The list author says:
  "A great shaving soap.  Lathers beautifully (if you know what you're doing) and last a long time.  Many fans.  a classic."
$25.97   Used & New from: $19.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Col. Conk Worlds Famous Shaving Soap, Bay Rum (Net Weight 2.25 Oz)
20.  Col. Conk Worlds Famous Shaving Soap, Bay Rum (Net Weight 2.25 Oz) by Colonel Conk
The list author says:
  "A nice scent.  I like this.  It has its detractors but at this price, give it a shot for yourself."
$5.98   Used & New from: $2.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (244 customer reviews)

The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, Lemon for All Skin Types 5 oz (150 g)150ml.
21.  The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream, Lemon for All Skin Types 5 oz (150 g)150ml. by The Art of Shaving
The list author says:
  "My favorite of all the creams.  Expensive but last(making its price worth it and its 5.3oz!).  Art of shaving makes some great products.  Try them."
$20.80   Used & New from: $17.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, for All Skin Types, 2 fl oz (60 ml)
22.  The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, for All Skin Types, 2 fl oz (60 ml) by Art of Shaving
The list author says:
  "I don't use pre-shave oils but many love them.  Adds an extra layer of lubrication to your skin.  Sandalwood is a favorite scent for many shavers."
$21.18   Used & New from: $16.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

Proraso Pre Shave Cream - 3.6 oz
23.  Proraso Pre Shave Cream - 3.6 oz by PRORASO
The list author says:
  "Another pre-shave oil.  Also, like it says good for the post shave too."
$11.59   Used & New from: $10.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (195 customer reviews)

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl, 5.3-Ounce
24.  Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl, 5.3-Ounce by Taylor of Old Bond Street
The list author says:
  "On the shaving forums, you'll hear about the 3 Ts. 

First T

Taylor of old Bond Street."
$14.93   Used & New from: $13.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (860 customer reviews)

Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shave Cream Jar
25.  Truefitt & Hill 1805 Shave Cream Jar by Truefitt & Hill
The list author says:
  "Second T

Truefitt & Hill"
$30.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood Soft Shaving Cream 200 g cream
26.  Geo F. Trumper Sandalwood Soft Shaving Cream 200 g cream by Geo F. Trumper
The list author says:
  "Third T

Geo. F. Trumper"
$27.95   Used & New from: $25.50
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Merkur Eyebrow/ Moustache Razor- Silver-Plated - #907- Made in Germany
27.  Merkur Eyebrow/ Moustache Razor- Silver-Plated - #907- Made in Germany by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Sometimes its hard for people to shave the nose area or by eyebrows.  Whether its not being able to get a proper angle or your razor's head is too bulky, this is the answer to your problems."
$36.97
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Merkur HD Slant Safety Razor 37C
28.  Merkur HD Slant Safety Razor 37C by Merkur
The list author says:
  "The slant head.  Many swear by it.  The slant head slices as it cuts."
$49.95
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Merkur "1904" Classic Safety Razor - Open-#41- Made in Germany
29.  Merkur "1904" Classic Safety Razor - Open-#41- Made in Germany by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Good price, retro look.  Its 3 piece head can be shared with the 23c.  This has an open comb head which allows some cream to reach the blade."
$30.00   Used & New from: $28.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)

Parker Safety Razor SYNTHETIC Bristle Shaving Brush with Blue Wood Handle & Free Stand
30.  Parker Safety Razor SYNTHETIC Bristle Shaving Brush with Blue Wood Handle & Free Stand by Parker Safety Razor
The list author says:
  "Besides boars hair and Badger, they now make synthetic bristles.  Never tried one.  Can't say much."
$25.88   Used & New from: $21.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Palmolive for Men Shaving Cream Refreshing Lemon 70g (Pack of 2)
31.  Palmolive for Men Shaving Cream Refreshing Lemon 70g (Pack of 2) by palmolive
$12.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Men's Shaving Stick 1.75 oz by Speick
32.  Men's Shaving Stick 1.75 oz by Speick by Speick
$7.45   Used & New from: $3.73
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

10 Feather Razor Blades NEW Hi-stainless Double Edge
33.  10 Feather Razor Blades NEW Hi-stainless Double Edge by Feather
The list author says:
  "Feathers are known by everyone as the SHARPEST blades.  Not for everyone, especially if you're just starting out. 

Many Swear by these, but they can be blood thirsty."
$4.29   Used & New from: $0.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (714 customer reviews)

L'Occitane CADE After-Shave Balm for Men, 2.5 fl. oz.
34.  L'Occitane CADE After-Shave Balm for Men, 2.5 fl. oz. by L'Occitane
The list author says:
  "L'Occitane makes a good product"
$34.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Clubman Club Mend, 4 Fluid Ounce
35.  Clubman Club Mend, 4 Fluid Ounce by Clubman
The list author says:
  "If you have ingrown hair problems and nothing else helps, worth a try. Can't vouch for it personally"
$7.93   Used & New from: $2.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Merkur Replacement Blades for Moustache Eyebrow Razor- Pack of 10 Blades- Made in Germany
36.  Merkur Replacement Blades for Moustache Eyebrow Razor- Pack of 10 Blades- Made in Germany by Merkur
The list author says:
  "Special blades made just for the Merkur eyebrow/moustache Razor."
Out of stock
2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades - 25 Ct
37.  Derby Extra Double Edge Razor Blades - 25 Ct by Derby
The list author says:
  "Many love them.  Some find them similar to Bluebirds."
$6.00   Used & New from: $4.95
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

DE Razor Blade Sample Pack #2 - 40 Blades
38.  DE Razor Blade Sample Pack #2 - 40 Blades by Merkur
The list author says:
  "sample pack"
$19.75
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Chef's Choice 677 Cordless Electric 1-3/4-Quart Teakettle
39.  Chef's Choice 677 Cordless Electric 1-3/4-Quart Teakettle by Chef's Choice
The list author says:
  "Some use electric tea kettles because they love HOT HOT water with their shaves.  Great to use with a scuttle and to get warm lather( And i mean WARM)."
$50.45   Used & New from: $25.00
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews)

8 Pack Extra Soft Muslin Facial Cloths for Massage Professionals
40.  8 Pack Extra Soft Muslin Facial Cloths for Massage Professionals by Body Linen
The list author says:
  "I like to use a warm face cloth(like the barbers) before shaving.  Its a nice experience whether you're using warm water from the tap(or kettle) or microwaving you cloth.  Will open up your pores for a more comfortable shave."
$10.50
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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