There was a time when men did not rely on disposable razors and blades. When a man bought a razor, once it became dull, it was the job of someone to resharpen it. Most often than not the razor was taken to a barber, but sometimes the owners themselves would do the sharpening with a hone. There are primarily two varieties of hones that can be purchased today: natural and synthetic hones. This article provides a brief introduction to the types and their advantages.
After the first challenge of selecting the appropriate razor for your wet shaving setup, then the question of which blade comes in to play. With the increased popularity of traditional wet shaving over the past few years, many different brands of double edge razor blades from different parts of the world have become readily available. While most are perfectly capable of performing the basic duty of cutting through hair, there are differences in each blade that have be taken into consideration.