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!

9801 Noah December 9, 2011 at 7:45 am

Straight razor

9802 Gary December 9, 2011 at 7:53 am

saftey razor

9803 Kevin Klein December 9, 2011 at 7:55 am

Would love that straight razor set!

9804 Pelambres December 9, 2011 at 8:03 am

So I prefer the straight razor set, the number 2.

Great prizes, thank you

9805 Brian Madison December 9, 2011 at 8:04 am

The Straight Razor

9806 Cliff December 9, 2011 at 8:06 am

Definately the double edged set for me, nothing like shaving with the classics for that bbs shave!!!!

9807 Kenn Lawson December 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

Although I’ve had straight razor shaves before from a Navy barber, it’s safer for me to use the double edge set #1.

9808 Chris Anderson December 9, 2011 at 8:36 am

Between putting myself through school by working two jobs a beautiful safety razor set would be amazing. It would be the perfect Christmas gift for myself that I would utilize day in and day out. Thank you.

9809 Patrick Leffas December 9, 2011 at 8:38 am

I’d very much like to win the straight razor set. I have a Parker “training” straight razor at the moment, and am itching to graduate to a real straight razor. Thank you!

9810 Nic December 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

I’ve recently found AoM and would really love to start shaving like my Grandpa did, so please, I would love to win the double-edge shaving set up.


9811 CHuskey December 9, 2011 at 8:54 am

The safety razor set would be swell!

9812 Dan C December 9, 2011 at 8:58 am

I’d be happy with either one. I’ve been learning to use a Double Edge for a while, to prepare myself to change to a Straight razor. It brings me back to my childhood memories of watching my grandfather shave…

9813 Mike December 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

I’d love to be shaving with that gleaming safety razor!

9814 hafiz rashid December 9, 2011 at 9:02 am

“but i being poor,have only my dreams”

and i dreamt of set no.2

9815 Matt December 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

The straight razor looks great, would love to give it a try!

9816 Bo December 9, 2011 at 9:09 am

Would love to have the straight razor for my daily shaving of both my head and face!

9817 Tim P December 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

Safety Razor because it appears to be less popular

9818 Nate Bright December 9, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hey, I would completely go for Set #1. AoM has really turned me onto ols-school shaving!

9819 Tyler December 9, 2011 at 9:29 am

Holy hell that Double-Edge Premium Shaving Set-up sure is manly!

9820 Joseph December 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

I almost bought the straight razor set but was laid off the day before Thanksgiving and had to hold off. I’d love to win it!

9821 James Sharp December 9, 2011 at 9:37 am

I would deeply appreciate the safety razor set. Thank you for the consideration!

–Good day gentleman, and good shaving wishes to all!

9822 JoshuaM December 9, 2011 at 9:39 am

I already use a 1954 Gillette Super Speed safety razor. I’m ready for the next level of manliness…put me down for the straight razor.

9823 Eric December 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

Safety first gents.

9824 Matthew Bohn December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am

Safety Razor for me (1).

9825 Travis Carpenter December 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

I would love to have set #2

9826 Chuck December 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

I would love a straight razor set two is for me

9827 Kevin December 9, 2011 at 9:55 am

I’d like to win the safety razor set. Thanks!

9828 eric novello December 9, 2011 at 10:00 am

Chalk me up for that straight razor awesomeness, please!

9829 Seth December 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

I would like to win the straight razor. That would do me justice for the rest of my life.

9830 Skundberg December 9, 2011 at 10:05 am

Safety razor, please. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

9831 Dylan H December 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

I would love the #1 Set, please.

9832 Damon December 9, 2011 at 10:21 am

I’d love to try the safety razor set..

9833 Nick December 9, 2011 at 10:32 am

I’d like to win Set two — the straight razor set.

9834 Frank December 9, 2011 at 10:35 am

I’m torn between the two, but set 1 it is. I’ve bought a kind of straight razor a few months back, one which you set half a razor blade on it to shave. I used it twice and I won’t say I’ll never use it again but it’s no razor to use in a morning rush. Even so, it is kind of unnerving…

9835 Jonas December 9, 2011 at 10:38 am

Wow, this stuff looks great! I’d love to have the safety razor set! (Set 1)

9836 chad stockinger December 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

Set #2 :
Straight Up Shavin’

9837 Chris December 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

Safety razor set would be a good intro into more traditional shaving

9838 Viktor December 9, 2011 at 10:48 am

Set #1 Please: Safety Razor

9839 Christian December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

safety razor set!

9840 Colin December 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

Definitely the safety razor! I’d give it a good home.

9841 Justin December 9, 2011 at 11:00 am

That straight razor is beautiful, would love to win that.

9842 Rahul December 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

That is a beautiful straight razor set! have been reading up on SR shaving and that would be an amazing set to start with!

9843 Brian December 9, 2011 at 11:10 am

Set 1: Safety Razor!

9844 Aaron December 9, 2011 at 11:11 am

Safety Razor for me please!!

9845 Sahil December 9, 2011 at 11:13 am

Set #2 please!

9846 steve December 9, 2011 at 11:14 am

Straight razor would be the way I’d go.

9847 Chris B December 9, 2011 at 11:23 am

Safety First!

I’d like the safety razor set pleeeeeease.

9848 Fred December 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

I would like to win the straight razor set.
Thanks, AoM!

9849 Vlad December 9, 2011 at 11:25 am

I’d love the safety razor.

9850 P T Zerbe December 9, 2011 at 11:34 am

I’d like the safety razor. Just like my grandpa’s.

9851 jimwilcox December 9, 2011 at 11:52 am

the safty razor looks like the one dad taught me to shave with so lets go with it

9852 Ian G. December 9, 2011 at 11:58 am

Straight razor set all the way.

9853 Kevin December 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I would love a safety razor set

9854 Mitch Payne December 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Oh absolutely the straight razor set (2) gotta shave right!

9855 Oliver December 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Safety razor set, set number 1.

9856 Gerald Hauswald December 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I like the Safety Razor Set..I love vintage barbering tools.I would put it to good use.

9857 James Thomson December 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm

I want a classic safety razor! The only way to shave.

9858 Zach December 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm

No better feeling than a straight razor shave at the barber, that’s the one I’d want to try.

9859 Caleb December 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm

Safety Razor please!

9860 Justin December 9, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Straight razor sounds like fun!

9861 George December 9, 2011 at 12:46 pm

safety razor, please

9862 Michael Weylandt December 9, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Straight Edge please!

9863 Simon Tag December 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I would like to win the straight razor set.


9864 Chad Sexton December 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I would love the safety razor set.

9865 Scott December 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I discovered the DE razor several years ago, would love to make the move up to the Straight Edge.

9866 Jason December 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

I want the first set! Be a man!

9867 Josh December 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I have been lusting after a vintage Gillette for along time now thanks to this site, so it will be the saftey razor set for me.

9868 Dakota December 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Straight razor set. Thank you

9869 James December 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I would love the Straight Razor set because it would definitely make me feel like a man every morning!!! Also, there is no better way to shave!

9870 Daniel December 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Safety razor set, very classy!

9871 Wesley Harris December 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Would LOVE the straight razor set. Am using single blade injector razor and want to graduate to the better shave.

9872 Kevin December 9, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Not quiiiite manly enough for the straight razor set. The Double-Edge Premium Shaving Set-up safety razor would be just fine, thanks! (P.S.- Please?)

9873 Erik December 9, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Please register me for the straight razor set. I have been using DE razors for a couple of years now and have been thinking about taking the plunge in to the straights. Thanks AoM for another great contest!

9874 Nick Vivion December 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I’d love that safety razor! Awesome!!

9875 Matthew December 9, 2011 at 1:39 pm

It would be great to win the safety razor set, but seeing as there’s already over 8000 entries my chances are slim. I’ve never even held one but I would definitely start.

Good luck all.

9876 Erik December 9, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Please register me for the straight razor set. I have been using DE razors for a while and ready to plunge in to straights. Thanks AoM for another great contest

9877 Erik December 9, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Please register me for the straight razor set. Thanks AoM for another great contest

9878 Christopher Huddleston December 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I would like to see the safety razor set underneath my Christmas tree! Good luck everyone. Merry Christmas.

9879 Tyler December 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

Straight razor

9880 Thomas December 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

#2 The straight razor is the more adventurous choice for me.

9881 Jace Yarbrough December 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm

With many thanks to AoM for its wealth of manly guidance, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for the safety razor set.

9882 Jeff December 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Safety Razor for me!

9883 Christopher Huddleston December 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I would live to see the straight razor set underneath my Christmas tree!

9884 Christopher Huddleston December 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I would live to see the straight razor set!

9885 Joel Watson December 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

My dad taught me to shave with an electric razor. I could use a solid safety razor set to rectify this. I am determined to teach my sons to shave “like great-grandpa.”

9886 Pete December 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I would LOVE to win Set One. The safety razor. Shaving with an awesome brush and razor like that would really enhance my mojo, baby.

9887 Cory Schmidt December 9, 2011 at 2:07 pm

I’d pick the safety razor set ‘cuz I’m not quite ready for the straight razor yet.

9888 Andrew December 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Straight edge!

9889 Chris Holohan December 9, 2011 at 2:17 pm

I’d love to win that straight razor set. That would be such a great thing for the young men I work with. Great stuff.

9890 Tim Bomgardner December 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Straight razor set for me.

9891 Rachel Holohan December 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Straight razor set for my husband.

9892 Chris December 9, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Old school straight razor please.

9893 Victor Quesada December 9, 2011 at 2:21 pm

I would really like the straight razor set, #2. Though it’s kind of intimidating, I would really like to take the time to learn how to use one well, and I like the sink or swim method. That’s how I learned to drive a stick, and how I would learn to shave with a straight razor. Thanks for the chance guys!

9894 Stevo December 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Straight Razor Please!

9895 William J. Games December 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

I have a few but haven’t been able to use them yet because they really do need a refurbising. So I would like to be entered in the straight razor giveaway

9896 Mike L. December 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Would love Set #2. I have never used a straight razor but have recently been looking to find one that was a quality piece. This would be great.

9897 Michael December 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

As a novice in the art of classic shaving i would like to learn to use a straight razor so i would want the straight razor set.

9898 Chris Watson December 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I would like to win the Safety Razor set

9899 Erik Watson December 9, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I would love the safety razor set.

9900 TJ Ablay December 9, 2011 at 2:56 pm

Military Appearance!! I’d love to win the straight razor set to help pass those inspections! Nothing is more manly and gentleman like than shaving with a straight razor!

Merry Christmas everyone!

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