It involves slicing your whiskers off with an incredibly sharp, enormous unprotected blade. Every move perfection.

Shaving with a straight razor is the ultimate form of Traditional Shaving. It is jedi level and the rite of passage every Traditional Shaver aspires to. It requires total zen-concentration and a very precise hand. It rewards or punishes your efforts accordingly. It is not practical. It is not the quick and easy way. It is not the safe way. But it is the Ultimate way.

One day when Iโ€™m big, I will be able to master this challenge. Until then I just dream of it. To learn more about this Art Form, I have to refer you to the other gurus.

See the following resources for more information on Straight Shaving โ€“ The Ultimate Shave:

Japanese Natural Stones

Recommended vendor for strops and sharpening stones

Dapper Shaves

Jacques is a Guru with a Straight Razor.

He is a Traditional wetshaving educator, mentor, and restorer of vintage razors, follow him on this journey with shave videos, honing demos, whetstones tutorials.

Old School Shaving

Toots is also a Straight Razor guru. He has many shaving videos worth watching

The Shaving Cyclist

Part 1 of how to use a straight razor.

Wade and Butcher

How to Straight Razor Shave