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That perfect moment caught between lather and blade; the little breathing space where it's you, your razor and perfection. Wetshaver, approximate wood worker, career military, blogger, avid reader

Ultrasonic razor

Vibrating razors isn’t a new idea. The idea is almost older than radio. That don’t make it a good idea, even if some have been moderately successful. That didn’t stop Arthur Kuris, Lewis Balamuth, and Anthony P Farina from filing a patent for a new take on the idea in 1971. Behold; the Ultrasonic razor!

Or, to use the full title of the patent that was granted in ’74; Ultrasonic replaceable shaving head and razor.

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Shave of the Noon 18th November

Razor: Asylum Shave Works Evolution

Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux

Brush: Artesania Romera Manchurian Badger, imitation horn

Pre-Shave: O Way Softening Shaving Cream

Lather: Cold River Soap Works Olfactory Hue

Aftershave: Epsilon for Men Scottish Spirit

Additional Care: Alum Block

SOTD 2022 11 18

A very fine Friday shave, with my most fancy brush and razor.

Method and apparatus for storing cutting implements

Once you have a razor, it must be stored between shaves. And while I’ve looked at a number of cabinets and other solutions before, I think this is the first one made to keep your razor dry and corrosion free. Filed in ’71 by Jack Cobb, the apparatus for storing cutting implements looks sensible – and pointless.

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Shave of the day 16th November 2022

Razor: Asylum Shave Works Evolution

Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux

Brush: Vie-Long #12705B

Pre-Shave: O Way Softening Shaving Cream

Lather: Prairie creations Walter

Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara

Additional Care: Alum Block

SOTD 2022 11 16

Prairie Creations was one of the first artisans I bought from, about ten years ago. While she is no longer in business, the soap is as good today as it was then.

Self-lathering razor

There is always someone who can’t manage to handle both a razor and a brush. This has lead to a large number of self-lathering razors. So Saul Hackmyer was in good company when he filed a patent for a self-lathering razor in 1971.

Where he differed from most of the patents I’ve discussed before is that he designed his invention around canned goo. Or as the abstract puts it:

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Shave of the day 14th November 2022

Razor: Asylum Shave Works Evolution

Blade: Rapira Platinum Lux

Brush: Vie-Long #14033

Pre-Shave: O Way Softening Shaving Cream

Lather: Pereira Shavery Orange Blossom w/ activated charcoal

Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara

Additional Care: Alum Block

SoTD 2022 11 14

Another week, another shave. The Evolution razor is a recreation of the classic Darwin, and is a great shaver.