I suffer from very bad proprioception due to injuries sustained during my time in the Marines. Thus a straight razor is a Godsend for me. The weight of it allows the razor to do most of the work, meaning my hand does very little work so there is very little chance of me cutting myself if I am careful. This is a vast improvement over the shavette I had for years with its much lighter weight. Also, because it's the blade is a single blade instead of being inserted, it is easier to keep clean during the shave than a shavette. Last month in April I flew to my son's house to celebrate my 63d birthday. Since I was only there a few days, I only packed a carry-on. That meant a cartridge razor (and I borrowed a quality one) instead of a straight razor since a straight razor isn't allowed in the carryon. What a mistake! I "shaved" an hour before the party, but the women there were asking me why I didn't shave. Even though they hadn't seen me since Christmas, they were still used to a straight razor shave. In the pictures I took, the one in the shirt is 20 hours after the one with me shaving, my face is still smoother in the picture with my shirt on than my face was right after the cartridge shave. I will never make the mistake again to disrespect any woman I care about by shaving with a cartridge razor before I see her, just to save a few minutes at the airport. I enjoy shaving, I am very masculine, and it is a very masculine ritual, and a very masculine skill to be able to get one's face as smooth as a baby's butt. And I've never had a woman object to that. Even when I have a beard, a nice clean cut at the beard line and the rest smooth skin is appreciated. This razor definitely fits the bill. It strops easily, fits well onto a standard 3" strop. I'm 6'3", my hands aren't particularly large for my size, but they are long for my size. The Solomon razor still fits well in my hand, is comfortable to hold, and turns easily as I reposition my hands moving the razor over various spots on my face and neck. I love it.
Recently got my new King Arthur. Very beautiful, artistic and classy! The looks do make you feel kinda special. As with most new razors it needed some touch up on the edge. After that, the feel and weight of this razor was very balanced and smooth on the face. The feeling after a good wet shave is relaxing and looks good. Plus the wife really loves the feel and look. I would definitely recommend taking a look or even purchasing the King Arthur or any of the other razors Naked Armor has.
Got my first razor from NA and it was packaged great! I got the Solomon and was very pleased with the way it looked. It appeared to be well constructed. Had a beautiful finish. Went to use it and it pulled a lot. Went to the strop and it improved a lot. Still not shave ready out of the box. After closer inspection I found some quality issues, but got with Laura at customer service and they are awesome! Handled my issue very promptly and resolved everything. I would definitely recommend them for your razor needs. Looking to get one or two more from them
Wow. The first thing that hit me about this razor is the weight. It is substantially heavier than my other razors. And with good reason. The handle is beautiful blue and green, the blade itself has an amazing Damascus pattern. Super great shave and it feels amazing in the hand, due to the shape and the weight. This is my new favorite razor, for sure!
Awesome product! Walked away from straight razor shaving a little over a year ago. Was disenchanted. Took a chance on this razor and I am back! I count the hours between shaves I enjoy it so much. Great product!
Got the Thor Razor and the Beard Balm and learning the tricks of a new trade, with a lot of assistance from the crew at Naked Armor!!
So i went all in and purchased the magnificent looking Drian damascus kit and a silver fox scuttle!. This is my first straight razor and Naked Armor did not dissappoint me on any count. The damascus steel perfectly shaved and sculpted my neck and cheeks to fit the form i desired for my beard. Lathering my puck in the silver fox scuttle was fantastic proviting me with an easily whisked lather that stayed pleasantly warm for further application to the areas i was shaving. The damascus sliced through my stubble with ease giving me the smoothest shave i have literally ever had !!! Shaving is no longer a chore but a pampered time out to enjoy . Guys this is a treat you all deserve in todays busy lifestyle , ladies your mans smooth freshly shaved face will feel sexy under your touch ... add in his favorite cologne and its a treat for you both. Thanks Naked Armor youve given me some well earned Me Time !!
I usually don't post reviews, but this straight razor is one of the best buys I have made. It is such good quality and such a beautiful razor. It has a nice heavy feel to it and is really sharp out of the box. All the things it comes with are great too, the lather on the shaving soap is good and the strop has a nice, sturdy feel to it. I recommend this product 100% and will for sure be buying more products from Naked Armor.
Good fit and finish, nice heft and a good size. Feels good in the hand and even has screws in the scales if it ever loosens up. Really like the patriotic paint job! Took a star because it wasn't sharp at all, so I will reassess after a good honing. Also, the folks at Naked Armor have been a pleasure to work with and I'm looking forward to doing more business with them.
This soap has been very pleasing to me after a few uses now. The scent is mildly and pleasantly aromatic.
Functionally, it lathers great in a bowl and does what it’s supposed to do during a shave.
This thing is fantastic. Keeps your lather nice and warm. The construction of it is solid. This isn't cheap or poorly made. It's well worth the price they are asking, if you want to add more luxury to your shave. Honestly, just buy it you won't regret it.
I've wanted to try a straight razor for years, and took my barber's advice to go with the Samson shavette. Between the Nate's puck and Samson straight razor, shaving has become ENJOYABLE instead of a chore. I couldn't be happier with the products and my experience. Check out the Naked Armor tutorials too, and don't be scared to give this a try. I honestly have fewer nicks and irritation with my straight razor. My only regret is that I didn't embrace the classic wet shave sooner!
There is simply no greater scuttle mug than one made of stainless steel. Is there another one on the market? No. Simply stated, this is far superior to any other mug out there. You can put boiling water straight into it, unlike those made of ceramics, and if you drop it, so what? It's metal. You [might] dent it but that won't hurt its functionality.
You want hot lather? This is the only mug you should even consider.
(30+ years wet-shaver)
Super cool high quality nostalgic razors! I ordered four, one for every man in my family. Thor, Lancelot, Solomon, and King Arthur. Beautiful packaging superb quality!
The Savanna Scuttle Mug is a must have tool for the straight razor shaving experience.