Razor Emporium Classic Shaving Giveaway

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

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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!

9901 Jason December 9, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Set 2: Straight Razor Premium Shaving Set-up

9902 Lawrence December 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Straight razor set up, it would be a nice upgrade from the safety razor I already use.

9903 ShamRockNRoll December 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I would love to win Set 2: Straight Razor Premium Shaving Set-up.

After reading some of the articles on here about old-fashioned shaving, I started shopping around to start building my kit. I found some great all natural wet shave soap and a badger brush… I was saving up for a nice straight razor and strop when my whole department was unexpectedly laid off in October. Needless to say, that money was put towards more pressing needs. I would be thrilled to win this beautiful set and finally get started with a straight razor!

9904 Dylan December 9, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Safety Razor

9905 Justin December 9, 2011 at 3:25 pm

straight razor all the way

9906 Christopher Hall December 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Straight razor set

9907 Chris December 9, 2011 at 3:35 pm

I’d like the straight razor set.

9908 Matt December 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I’m growing my beard until I win this….

9909 Luis December 9, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I would like the straiht razor set. the set number two.
Thanks .
(i dont now if my previous pos was uploaded so i put it again sorry if it repeats!!)

9910 Ryan December 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Holy Hell, I want the safety razor set! Thank you! Good luck!

9911 Tim December 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

I would love to win the DE safety razor set!

9912 Andrew O. December 9, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Would love the safety razor set!!

9913 Paul Magee December 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I’d love the safety razor set.

9914 Brian December 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

They both look great. I currently shave with a safety razor so I think I would rather get the straight blade. Also, new old stock is awesome.

9915 Meghan December 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Set #2 would be great. My husband would love it, great for Christmas!

9916 Tim December 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

I just got into wet shaving last week. The straight razor set looks quite nice, but I think I need some time and practice to hone my sharpening and stropping skills, and so I’d prefer the safety razor set.

9917 Paul December 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Call me crazy, but that straight razor setup looks like the bee’s knees!

9918 Dave o December 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Straight razor set all the way

9919 Sean C December 9, 2011 at 4:07 pm

straight razor set!

9920 james December 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

I have always wanted to learn how to use a straight razor, and believe that if I am going to practice such an art that it should be with a fine quality razor.

9921 icecycle66 December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Since I’ve been shaving with a DE set for a while know, I think this would be a great chance to get into straight razor shaving.

I’m going tor set #2, straight razor set.

9922 Sam Campbell December 9, 2011 at 4:20 pm

I would like to win the safety razor. I’ve been wanting a good quality safety razor since I found your website.

9923 Ezra December 9, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Set #1. Please.

9924 Jonathan Wurster December 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I would love to win the straight razor kit.

9925 Michael Braxton December 9, 2011 at 4:31 pm

I have always wanted a safety razor but could/cant never/ever afford one.

9926 melody December 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

my boyfriend needs this! asap!!!

9927 Justyn December 9, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Assuming the kits can be shipped to Canada — I’d love to go in for the straight razor kit.

9928 Jim December 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Straight razor… so cool!

9929 Barry December 9, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I’ve been shaving with a safety razor for a long time and love it, but I’d love to give a good straight razor a try.

9930 Jonathan Mortillo December 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm

I would absolutely love to have the safety razor kit. Thanks for the kind offer.

9931 Adam K December 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

I’ve been wanting to upgrade my shaving kit for years now. Glad I caught this in time!

Good luck to all :)

9932 Jim F December 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I’ve been wetshaving for about 4 years now with an old safety razor I got for free from a neighbor and a $5 boars hair brush. I’d love to upgrade, so put me in to win the safety razor!

9933 Daniel S. December 9, 2011 at 5:10 pm

straight razor set!

9934 Luke A. December 9, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Straight razor all the way!

9935 Ryan December 9, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I’ve been using an old Gilette safety razor for a while now, and I’m ready to try a straight razor!

9936 Tyler B. December 9, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I’ve just started with straight razor shaving, so Set 2 would be great for me.

9937 Alex Landon December 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Safety razor FTW!

9938 Dan Johnson December 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Wow! +1 for the straight set. I’ve been using a Parker with disposable blades… Time to man up and move up to the big leagues. Thanks for the great site! I *never* would have tried Brylcreem/Groom&Clean without your input.

9939 Paul D December 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm

the straight razor set.

9940 Scott December 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Safety Razor for me not sure i could use the other razor.

9941 David December 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I would love to have the safety razor set please.

9942 Jason I December 9, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I would love to win the safety razor set.

9943 mario servin December 9, 2011 at 5:38 pm

i would like the Double-Edge Premium Shaving Set-up ( safety razor set) Please

9944 Dave December 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm

The straight razor set
amazing!!

9945 Eric Ward December 9, 2011 at 5:41 pm

The straight razor set (Set 2) would be awesome. I’ve been wanting to try straight razor shaving for a while now, it’s just hard to justify the cost to my wife.

9946 Eric Ward December 9, 2011 at 5:42 pm

The straight razor set (Set 2) would be awesome. I’ve been wanting to try straight razor shaving for a while now.

9947 Eric Ward December 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

The straight razor set (Set 2) would be awesome.

9948 Eric December 9, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I’d like to win the safety razor set (#1). Thanks!

9949 joe choc December 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

I would love the straight razor kit. Used a straight razor for several years until it got damaged beyond repair. I currently use a safety razor but it doesn’t outline the edges of my beard as distinctly as the straight razor.

9950 Kyle D. December 9, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Safety razor please.

9951 Mark S December 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I would love the straight razor set, I have been saving for one but with 3 boys it is impossible.

9952 Ed Strungis December 9, 2011 at 5:56 pm

#2 Straight Razor Set

9953 Rick C December 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Straight Razor please, I’ve really been wanting to try one.

9954 Christopher Turbeville December 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

I just REALLY got into wet-shaving in the last 3 months, and have been enjoying it thoroughly. The routine, the smells, the close and smooth shave, the improved skin condition from the soaps – It’s been great! Thank you for the inspiration AoM!

I’ve even taught my 3-year old how to shave. He soaps up, and scrapes the soap off (safety razor with no blade – it’s a built-in training tool!). Then he toddles off and tells mom “Daddy and I shaved! … See how smooth?”

The one trouble is that the water at my house is extraordinarily hard (think ‘toxic mine-waste’), and its real hard on my safety razor. I would love the Rhodium-Plated razor, as these have superb corrosion resistance, and remain handsome in adverse environments.

Thanks Razor Emporium!

9955 Stephen December 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I would love the Straight Razor Set!!!!

9956 Steve December 9, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Put me down for the straight razor, please.

9957 Holden Shepard December 9, 2011 at 6:22 pm

I would be delighted to win the straight razor. set. There’s something very satisfying about giving yourself a straight shave, and I would love to own my own razor.

9958 gary mcmains December 9, 2011 at 6:29 pm

My comments was; I need the safety razor because the older my face looks more and more like a balloon and we all know how hard it is to shave a balloon…
thanks

9959 Gabriel December 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Please enter me for Set #1 with the safety razor and accessories! I just made the switch from 3 useless rotary blades and could use this set to fill out my supplies! Also, that Gillette razor is beautiful…would be cool to pass down to my son someday!

9960 Greg December 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Straight razor please!

9961 Zachary December 9, 2011 at 6:39 pm

the srtaight razor will suffice

9962 James December 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm

The straight razor Please. I shave with a safety razor at the present time and will move up to a straight razor by winning your product. I have a 40 year old handle bar mustache I trim around and your straight razor will do a Great job.

9963 Chris Davidson December 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

The Safety Razor is the best one hands down!! I would luv to win this awesome razor!! Defiantly a manly razor !!

9964 Marty Thorp December 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Have to go with the safety razor, same kind my grandfather used.

9965 Chris Davidson December 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

The Safety Razor is the best one hands down!! I would luv to win this awesome razor!!

9966 Marty Thorp December 9, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Have to go with the saftey razor, same kind my grandfather used.

9967 Brian December 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Straight razor, please.

9968 Kevin Colby December 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I would like to win the straight razor set!!!!!!!!

9969 Rick December 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Safety razor set.

9970 Infantryboots December 9, 2011 at 7:53 pm

I would like to win the straight razor set

9971 Jesse Wolf December 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

The straight razor for me. There’s no manlier way to shave!

9972 Heric December 9, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Set #2 is the only way to shave, you don’t see a barber with a safety razor.

9973 Sean G December 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Count me in for the straight razor set (2)

9974 Mark December 9, 2011 at 7:57 pm

I would be interested in any of the razors. I remember my grandfather had a straight razor with strap and all. At that time you do not think about those things but it would have been cool to have.

9975 Mark December 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Actually I guess I need to say what Razor I wanted. I am interested in the Straight Razor specifically.

9976 Ram December 9, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I would love to win the straight razor set! I learned to shave with a straight razor when I was younger and unfortunately dropped the habit, but would love to pick it up again.

9977 James December 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I have always wanted and would love a straight razor setup. Set number two would make the perfect birthday present!

9978 Darin December 9, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Safety razor please!

9979 Darin December 9, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Put me down for the safety razor please

9980 Austin December 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

I’ve been wanting a straight razor set for awhile now. I recently got married a month ago and my wife favors the classic, clean-shaved face. I hope to win Set Number Two!

9981 Kevin markl December 9, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Set 2: straight razor premium shaving set. An upgrade from my Merkur HD.

9982 Kevin Markl December 9, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Set 2: straight razor premium shaving set.

9983 Kevin Markl December 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

The straight razor premium shaving set please.

9984 Oscar December 9, 2011 at 8:39 pm

I can use more meditative rituals in my life.

9985 Oscar December 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Straight razor, please.
I can use more meditative rituals in my life.

9986 Austin December 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

The safety razor set please

9987 Brian December 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Straight razor set!

9988 Gary December 9, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I think the Safety razor set would likely sway me to move from something ‘battery’ powered and back to the manly shave of my father!

9989 Brian S December 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Straight Razor Set would seriously up my manliness.

9990 WP December 9, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Straight razor set would put hair on my hairless chest.

9991 Kevin December 9, 2011 at 9:12 pm

Time to step up to the straight razor – looks great!

9992 Stuart Loria December 9, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Set #2 for me. I have master the safety razor and I am now looking to man up to the next level.

9993 Will December 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I’d love to win the straight razor set.

9994 Adam December 9, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I guess it can’t hurt to enter right? Almost missed the deadline though but I’d totally love a safety razor.

9995 Andrew December 9, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I would really like to get a hold of that safety razor set (i.e. I’m entering for set 1).

9996 Eric Ward December 9, 2011 at 9:54 pm

The straight razor set 2 would be perfect! I’ve been wanting to get into straight razor shaving and this would be the best way ever.

9997 Sean cipriano December 9, 2011 at 10:04 pm

+1 for the straight razor. I tried one that a friend of mine bought and now im hooked. There is nothing better then a good old fashioned hot shave!!!

9998 Sean cipriano December 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm

+1 for the straight razor. I tried one that a friend of mine bought and now im hooked.

9999 Tyler E. December 9, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I’d like the safety razor set please!

10000 Adam December 9, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Straight razor set!

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