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

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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

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

Disposable safety rotary razor

For some reason people keep inventing disposable razors. Simple and complex apparatuses for hair removal. Hard to recycle, resource intensive consumer goods that is meant to be thrown away after a few uses. At least the disposable safety rotary razor patented by Rudolph A Gagnon had six blades that could be used before it was thrown away. And it was supposed to be colourful.

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Rotary spare blade safety razor

Rotary, or revolving, razors isn’t a new idea. I’ve featured several of them before. That did not stop Hirotsugu Matsuura from patenting one in 1969, with an interesting variation. He described it as being a rotary spare blade razor. The idea seems to have a plurality of sharp edges available as needed, without having to open or take the razor apart.

The blade carrying element of the razor was also replaceable, making this an early form of cartridge razor.

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Shave of the day 4th November 2022

Razor: Tatara Masamune

Blade: Astra Green

Brush: Semogue TSN LE 2012

Pre-Shave: O Way Softening Shaving Cream

Lather: CRSW Glide Morning Ghost

Aftershave: Barber No3 Marmara

Additional Care: Alum Block

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Another fine Friday shave. Those who don’t take the time for a moment of Zen each morning sinply don’t know what they are missing out on.