Razor Emporium Classic Shaving Giveaway

by Brett on December 2, 2011 · 10,068 comments

in Giveaway

We’ve extolled the virtues of classic shaving countless times on the site. Not only does it provide a better shave, classic shaving makes a mundane chore into an almost meditative ritual. There’s just something about lathering up with a badger brush and using careful strokes with a well-stropped straight razor that settles the mind. If you’re looking to get started with shaving like your grandfather did, check out Razor Emporium. Started by two classic shaving enthusiasts, Razor Emporium sells everything you need to get started with classic shaving–from razors to brushes to shaving creams and strops.

They also provide razor restoration services for any of those old razors you inherited from your grandpa or that you picked up at an antique store. Several months ago my grandpa sent me my great-grandfather’s straight razor. It was in okay condition, but it needed work. So I sent it to Sebastian at Razor Emporium. They fixed a crack on the scales (the plastic part that the razor folds into), polished it up, and had it honed by a master sharpener. I was able to shave with it right out of the shipping box, and boy did it shave nice. It was a pretty cool moment to shave with a straight razor used by my grandpa and great-grandpa. As an added bonus, Sebastian included a nice little write-up on my razor’s history, informing me of where it was made and the approximate date it was manufactured. Needless to say, getting a hold of an old family razor and having it restored to its former glory would make a very, very cool Christmas gift for a man.

Well enough introduction. Today, our slate of holiday giveaways rolls on with two awesome prizes provided by the gents at Razor Emporium. They’re giving away two sets of classic shaving gear to two lucky AoM readers. Want to get your hands on this gear? Read on.

The Prizes

Set 1: Double-Edge Premium Shaving Set-up – $325 value

Set 2: Straight Razor Premium Shaving Set-up – $450 value

How to Enter

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling us whether you’d like to win the safety razor set or the straight razor set. That’s it.

Entries for the giveaway are now closed. Winners will be announced shortly.

At the conclusion of the contest, everyone who entered will be emailed a discount code good for 10% off anything in the Razor Emporium store.

Good luck!

10001 Austin December 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm

I’d love to win the straight razor. It’s something I’ve always wanted to try.

10002 Jack H December 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The straight razor set, please. It’s gorgeous, and far more manly than the safety razor set.

10003 Chris Koepp December 9, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I would Love the straight razor set, also looking to take the next step from the safety razor

10004 ThunderGod December 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I’d like the safety razor, please.

10005 Assid December 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Safety razor all the way

10006 Tarcas December 9, 2011 at 10:33 pm

As much as I’d love to switch to straight-razor shaving, I’ll have to choose Safety.

10007 Tyler W Bardwell December 9, 2011 at 10:42 pm

The safety Razor set would make an amazing christmas… can’t afford it this year. Cheers to all, and to all a good night.

10008 Kyle D. December 9, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Safety razor por favor.

10009 Michael Larson December 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

That safety razor looks great! It’s all I want for Christmas!

10010 M. H. Wise December 9, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I’d like to win the straight razor set.

10011 Tiburcio Garcia December 9, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Thank you.

Straight Razor.

10012 BENJAMIN December 9, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I would love the safety razor set. I started using it while in the military based on reading this website. However, from extensive use in the Army my old one did not last. It would be amazing to have a nice one.

10013 Matt December 9, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Set #1please

10014 Steven December 9, 2011 at 11:07 pm

This website is awesome, so it doesn’t matter what they give away.

10015 uli2000 December 9, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I’ve been DE shaving for a while and love it, would love to try the straight razor.

10016 Brendan December 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

double edge premium kit please!

10017 Nard December 9, 2011 at 11:54 pm

if I win I’d like set 2

10018 Rob Flax December 9, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Safety razor set for me… I’ll have to work up to the straight razor.

10019 Kevin Donohue December 10, 2011 at 12:15 am

without experience, yet having interest in the personal progression of maintaining the traditional art of men’s barbering and shaving through my own shaving at home, I’m going to have to choose the safety razor set.

Thanks in Advance

10020 John Myers December 10, 2011 at 12:22 am

I’d love to win the straight razor set

10021 Ike December 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

The Straight razor set looks awesome! I’ve been trying to shave with an old razor I got and I LOVE it! An upgrade would be most apreciated!

10022 Joe December 10, 2011 at 12:25 am

The straight razor set would be a great way for me to get started. =D

10023 Emily December 10, 2011 at 12:27 am

My brother is always talking about using a straight razor this would be a great gift!

10024 Wally McDoogle December 10, 2011 at 12:56 am

Wooah! I really hope I’m not too late! Anyway, I would be absolutely thrilled to receive the safety razor set. My current job doesn’t exactly allow me the luxury of taking my time with a straight razor, but someday…

10025 DaveR December 10, 2011 at 1:07 am

This website is awesome, would love a new safety razor.

10026 Jordan December 10, 2011 at 1:55 am

I’d love to win the straight razor!!!

10027 Matt December 10, 2011 at 2:10 am

Safety Razor!!

10028 ZekeM December 10, 2011 at 2:40 am

The Straight Razor Set-Up would add some swag to my shaving routine!

10029 Matt D December 10, 2011 at 4:56 am

Straight razor please!

10030 Jason December 10, 2011 at 5:53 am

I would have to pick the straight razor. There is no better shave than a straight razor. I visit the barber about twice a month and love the shave but would love it much better with a real razor not the replaceable kind.

10031 Jotham Garrott December 10, 2011 at 7:34 am

straight razor set

10032 Hawk Jensen December 10, 2011 at 10:20 am

I’ve been looking at getting a safety razor. What better way than to get a free one. Go ahead and hook that up because I can’t get the wife to let me spend that dough.

10033 Tom Mac December 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

I like to win the staight razor since I already have a safety razor

10034 MK_Adams December 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

The Double-Edge premium set looks like an incredible package … no doubt an upgrade for my current morning routine.

10035 Jeremy Hutson December 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

Sweet! I want it!

10036 Andy December 10, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I think I’d like the double-sided safety razor

10037 Jake Quanstrom December 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm

Double-Edge Premium Shaving Set-up 1

10038 Clint December 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Who won?

10039 Devin December 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Should I win, the straight razor kit.

10040 Jake S December 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Straight Razor please. I’ve wanted one for too long now but don’t want to give out for a cheap piece. Thanks!

10041 Jake S December 10, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Straight Razor please. I’ve wanted one for too long now but don’t want to give out for a cheap one. Thanks!

10042 emmanuel white December 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I am about to start a barber course in February, the straight razor pack would be perfect timing. :)

10043 Charles December 10, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Although the straight razor set is amazing, I’d have to go with the safety set…us combat guys love our sharp things, but a straight edge in the bathroom is one I could do without!

10044 Carter December 10, 2011 at 3:28 pm

I know its too late for the contest, but a classic shave kit is at the top of my Christmas list this year and these look great!

10045 Mike December 10, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I’ll just win the double edge safety razor if you don’t mind. Thanks!

10046 Maslow December 10, 2011 at 3:58 pm


10047 Rishi December 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Thank you.

Straight Razor (#2)

10048 Adam December 10, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Straight razor

10049 jeremy December 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I would like a straight razor set.

10050 tony December 10, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Safety razor. In time for my Father to see me using it.

10051 Jason Wainscott December 10, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Straight Razor Premium Shaving Set-up I would love to have this just so when people go in the bathroom, they can tell again that they are in the presence of manliness

10052 Nick G December 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I would like to win the double edge gift set. Grandpa always used a safety razor, even until he was 98. Thats manly…..

10053 Lee December 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Safety Razor for me

10054 James December 10, 2011 at 6:48 pm

I appreciate anything old school. I would love to throw those plastic contraptions out the window and shave like a Man should. If I weren’t raising my grandkids I could probably afford to buy one but, priorities say Grandkids come first. I really enjoy the Manliness site and have read a lot of the 100 must read books. Good work guys. Thanks.

10055 Harry December 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Wow both sets are nice. Safety razor for me. Thanks!

10056 Harry December 10, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Wow, what a great giveaway! Both sets are great. I would like set one. Thanks.

10057 Joe December 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Having used a safety razor exclusively for the last few years, I think I’m ready for a straight razor. So I say, bring in the straight razor set!

10058 kevin horner December 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

I started using a safety razor after reading this site. I would definately like to win the safety razor set.

10059 Joe December 10, 2011 at 7:36 pm

I’d like to win the straight razor set… thanks!

10060 Seth G December 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I would really love the straight razor set to begin shaving with one!!

10061 Jeff S. December 10, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I’ve always wanted to try a straight razor; especially after the recommendation of a squad member during my Basic training in St. Jean, QC this past summer.

10062 Shawn December 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Safety razor

10063 Marcos Cristal December 10, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I’d like the safety razor please!

10064 Gary Harris December 10, 2011 at 10:45 pm

I certainly would enjoy the Sraight Razor and strop. I’ve had a razor strop used on me often enough, it would be nice to be on the other side.

10065 Allen Summerall December 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm

To shave with a straight razor – Now that would be something I would love to do and I could hand it down to my son and start a new tradition!

10066 John-Michael Hatch December 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I would absolutely love to own that Straight Razor set. Nothing says man more than shaving with a straight razor.

10067 Adam K Bice December 10, 2011 at 11:45 pm

I’d love the safety razor set. I’ve got a straight razor, but being in the military, I travel a lot, and not always in conditions that are straight-razor friendly. Having a safety razor that I could bring with me would be a hell of a lot more classy – and good for my face – than a Bic.

10068 Joe December 11, 2011 at 12:03 am

I’d prefer the straight razor

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