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You have just purchased your first cut throat razor and have taken it out of the packaging. It is incredibly sharp and you are going to be running it across your face. Naturally many beginners can be intimidated and overwhelmed by there first wet shave. We have put together our 10 very best and simplest tips for any newcomer to straight razor shaving. Have a read through these and keep them in mind as you prepare for your first shave. It takes time to master any skill - and wet shaving is definitely an art form. Do not expect to...

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One of the key selling points of cut throat razors is that it is the last razor you will ever buy, and that the economics will stack up in your favour ending up with you saving money. But how much money? This is a simple exercise to demonstrate how much money you really will save and at what point you will end up ahead. As with any mathematical model we need to start with some assumptions: You shave everyday - this means that you will need a new disposable razor daily. It also means that you will need the full...

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A Shavette is a great way for beginners to get into the world of wet shaving. A shavette is simply a straight razor with disposable blades. This gives several advantages over a traditional straight razor including: Do not need to strop the blade before each use Do not need to hone the blade... ever Do not need to purchase a strop or hone For a beginner a shavette is a great beginner's razor with the close shave of a straight razor and the ease of disposable razors.   Shavette's still take some time to learn how to shave, as they...

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A common question we get asked is 'why should I use a straight razor instead of the disposable razor I've always used?' There are many answers to this, but we have filtered it through to the top 5. 1. Get a cleaner, closer shave There is no doubt that straight razors give the closest possible shave. Until you have tried wet shaving it is hard to believe the difference. After your first shave with a straight razor you will be shocked with how close the shave gets and will never want to go back. 2. Shave like a gentleman  Think of...

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At Cut Throat Club we pride ourselves on only offering premium, high quality products. Unfortunately there are huge numbers of cheap, low quality razors in the market that can cause more problems than they solve. This list explains some of the differences between a high quality and a low quality razor: 1)      Cheap razors are made from stainless steel compared to carbon steel premium razors are made from. Stainless steel is much softer which means that it loses its edge much more quickly and requires much more frequent sharpening with a honing stone. 2)      The stainless steel on low quality...

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