Shave Library is a new wiki dedicated to shaving with a straight, tied to the Sharp Razor Palace forum. There is a lot of good information available on the wiki already, but like all good wikis it has room to grow.
A wiki is – as I’m sure most people know – a hypertext publication collaboratively edited and managed by its users. In other words, it’s a fountain of shave gear knowledge everyone can add to.
The site focuses almost exclusively the classic straight, and while shavettes are mentioned there is little to nothing on Gillette style razors to be found. For those of us who prefers shaving with a safety razor, there is still good reads on the site. In particular I’ve enjoyed the DIY-section, since I like to tinker.
I learned about the Shave Library through ShaveFan, who I’ve written a post about before. And now that you learned about it through me, perhaps you should go have a look at Shave Library?
Glancing into my sharps container, I was pondering what I could reuse the blades for. After all the mantra reduce-reuse-recycle makes a lot of sense. I have already reduced the amount of waste from my shaving by shifting to traditional wetshaving. I will recycle a lot of steel when my sharps container is full and I dump the metal. And while I could – in theory – reuse the blades by sharpening them, that is not terrible tempting.
But there is one other use for razor blades, common among soldiers in the past. I am, of course, talking about the so called fox-hole radio.
First of; it’s 2021 (and has been for a few days), and the annus horribilis that was 2020 is behind us. It is my sincere hope that this will be a better year than the last, and with that in mind let me wish you all “Til árs ok friðar!” – to a good year and peace! I hope your midwinter celebration – no matter what you call them – went well, and that each and everyone one of you is in good health.
I’ve been keeping my blog on blogger since 2012, an amazing eight years and roughly 130K unique visitors.
Since blogger isn’t quite doing what I want it to do, and I wish for more control over both content and back end, I’m switching to WordPress hosted on my own domain. In a few day the move should be finished and redirects set up to take you seamlessly from the old address to the new.
It don’t feel like it’s a year since last New Years Eve, but I don’t think my calendar is lying to me… One year. Twelve months. Three hundred and sixty five days. Two hundred and seventy one blog posts, including this one. Spring has sprung, summer has come and gone, and winter is upon us again – at least for those of us on the northern hemisphere. For my friends and readers down below, reverse the order of seasons. Shaving is still enjoyable, my favourite shaving forum still is full of good friends, and I’ve meet a lot of nice people on Twitter too.
As the traditional – ancient even – greeting goes in my corner of the world: