HomeWet ShavingMantic59 and Sharpologist.com – The Holy Grail Of Wet Shaving Etiquette Wet Shaving Long ago, fathers would instruct their young male progeny in the art of shaving. This education included one-on-one lessons on everything from preparing the beard, lathering, shaving, and post-shave. Most of us have never experienced anything like this. Is it really any wonder? Most of us were raised in households with either cartridge or electric razors being the method of choice. Most modern fathers have viewed this type of shaving as so simple as to need no real instruction. Though it is true that cartridge and electric shaving require very little skill or technique, a comfortable shave depends on certain variables and can be vastly improved by applying a few basic principles. # Preview Product Rating Price 1 Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush-Black Handle- Engineered for the Best Shave of Your Life.... 1997 Reviews $29.95 $16.95 Buy on Amazon 2 Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush 7452 Reviews $19.95 $8.95 Buy on Amazon 3 VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Shaving Cream, Traditional Swedish Heritage, Sandalwood & Western Red Cedar,... 455 Reviews $19.97 Buy on Amazon 4 VIKINGS BLADE Luxury Badger Brush, Heavy Swedish Alloy Base + Obsidian Acrylic, Dark Stallion 562 Reviews $32.97 Buy on Amazon 5 Shaving Set, 3in1 Pure Badger Hair Shaving Brush Natural Solid Wood Handle and Stainless Steel... 45 Reviews $49.99 from $19.89 Buy on Amazon 6 Perfecto 100% Original Pure Badger Shaving Brush. 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This piecemeal approach can yield you rich rewards and help you improve your shave. There is a better, faster way, though. A gentleman named Mark, known widely as Mantic59, or the Sharpologist, has compiled some useful resources to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get the perfect shave. Mantic59 has been around for a while and his youtube channel<https://www.youtube.com/user/mantic59> is a goldmine of educational videos. I recommend the first thing a person serious about wet shaving do is look through the 9 video series Introduction to Traditional Wet Shaving. It covers all the basics and will provide you with a solid foundation for your first shave. # Preview Product Rating Price 1 Henry Cavendish Himalaya Shaving Soap with Shea Butter & Coconut Oil. Long Lasting 3.8 oz Puck... 2413 Reviews $16.95 $13.47 Buy on Amazon 2 Col. 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Also, unlike some youtubers, he has a pleasant voice and a friendly personality (no obnoxious cockiness here) that doesn’t grate on your nerves. # Preview Product Rating Price 1 WEISHI Nostalgic Long Handle Butterfly Open Double Edge Safety Razor 807 Reviews $26.98 $15.98 Buy on Amazon 2 Double Edge Safety Razor, Oak Leaf Butterfly Open Men’s Shaving Razor with 3 Premium Blades 201 Reviews $37.99 $10.49 Buy on Amazon 3 VIKINGS BLADE The Chieftain Safety Razor + 5 Swedish Platinum Super Blades + Carry Case 3742 Reviews $42.97 $36.97 Buy on Amazon 4 Edwin Jagger Double Edge Safety Razor 3981 Reviews $18.20 Buy on Amazon 5 Astra Platinum Double Edge Safety Razor Blades ,100 Blades (20 x 5) 4708 Reviews $12.41 $10.38 Buy on Amazon 6 Elkaline Safety Razor Double Edge Butterfly Open Shaving Kit + 5 Razor Blades + Razor Stand + Travel... 203 Reviews $34.99 $22.99 Buy on Amazon 7 Personna Double Edge Razor Blades, 100 Count 4011 Reviews $12.54 Buy on Amazon 8 BAILI Classic Barber Double Edge Blade Shaving Safety Razor Shaver Knife Personal Beard Care Silver... 46 Reviews $13.95 Buy on Amazon 9 Perfecto Professional Double Edge (DE) Safety Razor for Men |Long Handle for Comfortable Wet... 895 Reviews $15.95 Buy on Amazon 10 Dorco Prime Starter Set: Double Edge Safety Butterfly Shaver Handle, 30 Double Edge Razor Blades and... 406 Reviews $20.99 Buy on Amazon Mantic59 also has an excellent blog: Sharpologist.com. Upon arriving you can (and should) click the ebook link and get your own copy of this handy manual. This book compliments and augments the video series mentioned above very well. Combined these are equivalent to a professional training course. The blog itself is full of product reviews and other shaving related topics. For the beginner considering purchasing a kit of good quality, well-respected products I recommend the articles What Is the Best DE Razor What Is the Best Shaving Soap? , What Is the Best Shaving Cream For You?, and What Is the Best Shaving Brush? 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I was not fortunate enough to have found Mantic59 when I began wet shaving, but I sure learned a lot quickly once I did. Sharpologist, more than any other source, has contributed to my shaving enjoyment and technique improvement. Anyone interested to elevating their shave should spend some time learning the art from my man, Mark. Last update on 2018-02-25 at 06:29 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising APIThis product was presentation was made with AAWP plugin. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Sign me up for the newsletter!