A shavette razor looks like a straight razor in that it could be a folding blade ( like a Western style straight razor) or a fixed blade (like the oriental Kamisori straight razor). The only difference? It uses a disposable blade.
This means that the blade is not resharpened. When a shavette blade becomes dull, it should always be replaced with another blade. Read More
Perhaps Travel and Leisure said it best when it noted that Thanksgiving travel “lends an exciting cast of rebellion and hedonism to the weekend, transforming it from a duty to an escape, and turning accompanying family members into devilish co-conspirators." That being said, travelling through airports this season can be a hellish experience. Read More
Yup, veterans love their beards. It’s no wonder why a lot of beard festivals happen during community celebrations of Veteran’s Day. It’s a communal thing; what better way to mark your solidarity with formers soldiers than by prepping your awesome veteran beard for display to an appreciative crowd. Read More
Now that you’ve taken the plunge and bought yourself a safety razor, you’re on your way to getting a clean and smoother shave that a disposable can’t give you.
Of course, there will be the usual learning curve on how to use the safety razor, but other than that, you also need to learn how to take care of your safety razor so that it will last a long time. Hopefully, long enough to turn it into a heirloom piece that you can hand down to your future sons. Read More
No other holiday in the American tradition gives us that much license for fun: from trick or treating, to walking around in one’s own best cosplay, to attending parties all around.
Depending on where you stand, you could be the guy who plans out his Halloween costume months in advance or you could be the other guy who waits until a day before Halloween before frantically making up a costume. Read More
We don’t really realize it, but plastic razors are probably the most wasteful accessory on our bathroom sink. Read More
If you are new to wet shaving, deciding whether to use shaving cream or soap would probably be one of those dilemmas that you will be having, right after deciding if you’re going to use a safety or a straight razor. Read More
Was shaving a thing among the Native Americans before Columbus came?
As America gears up to commemorate the man who “discovered” the New World, we at Naked Armor were spurred into thinking about how Columbus might have also been responsible for spreading the gospel of shaving here on these shores. Read More
With Oktoberfest just around the corner, are you getting ready for having a beard time of your life?
Silly puns asides, nothing makes a red-hot male’s blood run faster than the thought of beards, booze, and well, broads. Read More
Next to a blade, the handle should also come into consideration when buying your very own straight razor.
That’s because the quality of the handle can affect the overall result of your shave. Read More
For most male shavers, switching to a straight razor is similar to joining the big leagues.
It’s the next level in their journey through male vanity. Read More
You, oh American reader, secure and smug in the straight and narrow ways of Western traditional wet shaving, would probably be surprised to know that there is a whole other world out there beyond safety and straight razors. Read More