Look who is leading an assault on the high cost of multi-blade cartridges. Yes that is him on the far left in the group of curmudgeons below.
Yes none other than Pawn Stars own Rick Harrison.
Looks like our big shaving secret is out of the bag
What we have known here at Badger and Blade for sometime now has led to a tv spot using a television star to promote what we practice. So for those of you looking at something like this for the first time, and wondering just what the big deal is well lets walk you through it all a little bit.
Although I can not speak to the quality of Ricks particular razor, there are many new, as well as vintage razors that very much live up to the claims made by Rick Harrison in this spot. A single edge blade when used properly can give you one of the most comfortable and smoothest shaves you may have ever experienced in your life. For over a 100 years it was the only way a man turned himself into a proper gentlemen. Not until disposable carts, and their profit margins came into play, did anyone ever think there was another way to do it. Razors used to be made to last, and there isn't as much money to be made, in a long lasting item. A disposable razor you can make cheaply, sell at a premium, and advertise a one up on the other guy. This doesn't mean its best for you and your shave though. Double edge razors like the one in this ad will run anywhere from 10-50 dollars for a good quality razor that may just outlive you, blades for the razor can be bought for less then 10 bucks per 100 blades making it one of the cheapest per shave options on the market today, DE shaving can in fact save you money.
But wait folks there's more !
So much more, shaving with a single edge blade isn't the end of the story, not at all. Have you ever seen old movies or advertisements with the shaving brushes and soaps ? they are still very much available and come in all kinds of great shapes sizes, and with soaps and creams the options in scents, and ingredients are almost endless. Shaving with a brush can exfoliate your skin and help lift hairs for a much cleaner and more comfortable cut of the whisker, and the pleasure of using a great puck of soap, or shot of cream in a scent that can take you out of your shave den and into a wonderful moment is beyond zen like !
Of course you probably won't get the best shave ever right out of the gate, there is a bit of skill involved and you will have to learn how to build a proper lather, although that won't take much time, and its so fun you will want to practice between shaves anyway... we would love to show you how. Single edge razors can bite you when you're starting out "angle and pressure (zero pressure for the record)" is what we preach, after a few times out, or maybe a few more you'll have the hang of it and wonder why you ever even looked at those expensive carts to begin with. The look and feel of the single edge razors, like the one Rick is using just can't be beat either, just wait till people start seeing your razor laying around the bathroom and commenting on it to you. There certainly is a cool factor that can't be topped with a Double Edge razor, well except for maybe a straight razor... we use those around here too you know. Better for your skin, carrying on a very hip tradition, and much, much more options available to you at much less money than the modern systems, what's not to love ?.
Badger and Blade is a place where gentlemen and ladies share their shaving experience and pleasure with other like minded individuals, and help new guys find their way into a wonderful shave. No need to worry about asking the wrong question as you will not find a nicer place, and group of members on the internet like you will find around here. We have games we have prizes, we help each other out, it's all about carrying on a tradition that's been around since men began to shave in the first place. While I can't tell you how good or bad Ricks razor is in the commercial, its really neat to see the traditional wet shave get a spot of attention like that.... the more the merrier is how we feel
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