My reviews

Updated 2018-02-13
Just a set of quick links to the various reviews, pre-shave impressions and unboxings I've made so far of razors, brushes, soaps/creams and other things - or possible a list of stuff I need to get reviewed properly in the near future.

For convenience sake I've broken this page into sections; "Razors", "Brushes", "Soaps, Croaps and Creams", "Aftershaves and Beard Stuff", "Colognes, Scents, EdT and Perfumes", and "Blades, odds and ends".

Please keep in mind the principle of YMMV - just because I like or dislike something don't mean your opinion will be the same.


Cadet TP-01 OC
Cadet TTO-11 OC
Cadet TTO-13
Ever-Ready 1914 SE (first review)
Feather Popular
GEM 1912 SE
GEM Micromatic Clug Pruf SE
Gillette "Khaki" Old Type (pre-shave impressions)
Gillette 1958 TV Special
Gillette Slim
Mergres Bling Adjustable
Merkur 25C OC
Merkur 39C Slant
Merkur 45C
Merkur 985CL OC
Merkur (most likely) Bakelite Slant
Parker 22R TTO
Phillips Philite razor
Racer razor
Schick "Lady Eversharp" Injector (first impressions)
TGR razor (unboxing)
Wilkinson Classic
Yuma safety razor


Artisania Romera Manchurian Badger
Body Shop Syntetich
Omega #10048
Omega #50014
Semogue TSN 2012 LE
TGR brush (unboxing)
Turkish horsehair No6
Turkish horsehair No6 - new model
Turkish horsehair No7
Vie Long 13051M
Vie-Long 14033
Wilkinson Sword Badger

Soaps, Croaps and Creames

Arko Cool Mint Cream
Arko Shaving Stick
Asylum Shave Work's tallow soaps
Bea Shaving Stick
Brutalt Bra Barbersåpe TSN SE "Norwegian Wood"
Aubrey Organics North Wood brushless cream
Col Conk's Bay Rum Soap (old quick review)
Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood Soap
Dalen d'Men Energetic Cream
Derby Lavender Cream
Derby Shaving Stick
Dr Selby Lavender Luxury Shaving Cream
Krampert's Finest Bay Rum Acadian Spice Shaving Soap (initial impressions)
GzD Shaving Stick
Lea Shaving Stick
Mama Bear Awakening soap
Mama Bear Brazilian Coffee soap
Martin de Candre
Mike's Natural Soap
Mike's Natural Soap's Shampoo Bar (for hair, not shaving)
Mitchel's Wool Fat soap
Nivea Mild cream
Orange Essential Oil Shave Croap (used up before I could write a review)
Prairie Creations KISS cream
Prairie Creations Walter Shaving Soap
Proraso Eucalyptus and Menthol Cream
Proraso Eucalyptus and Menthol Soap
RazoRock XXX Croap
Rise Brushless Shave Gel
TFS Bergamotto Neroli
Wet Shaving Products (pre-production sample)

Aftershaves and Beard Stuff

Asylum Shave Work Frankincense & Myrrh aftershave
Aubrey Men's Stock North Wood Aftershave
BodyShop Maca Root Energetic Face Protection
Krampert's Finest 80 Below
Krampert's Finest Bay Rum
Krampert's Finest Experimental Prototype Menthol
LEA after-shave balsam
Myrsol After Shave Formula K
Myrsol Agua Balsamico
Myrsol Agua De Limón
Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave
Proraso Wood and Spice
Big Red Beard Balm
Big Red Beard Oil
Big Red Moustache Wax
Big Red No7 Beard Comb
Scotch Porter Beard Balm
Thayers Original Witch Hazel w/Aloe Vera Astringent (used up before I could write a review)
Wet Shaving Products Matterhorn Beard Oil

Colognes, Scents, EdT and Perfumes

Blades, odds and ends


  1. I would like to know the procedure for a review. My company, Foster and Lake would like to send you samples.
    Please advise,
    John Najarian
    Foster and Lake, Inc.

    1. My review process is simple:
      - I buy, receive, or otherwise obtain a shaving related item or product.
      - I use said item or product for a while.
      - I write up what I think about said item or product.
      No black magic, no hidden agenda, full disclosure where I got something from. If I don't like something, I say I don't like it - and why. If I like something I say so - and why.