How Edwin Jagger Made Their Footprint In The Art of Wet Shaving

Edwin Jagger

How Edwin Jagger Made Their Footprint In The Art of Wet Shaving

Born and operated in Sheffield, England, Edwin Jagger is a preeminent male grooming brand. Since 1988 this family owned business has held firmly to integrity, inspired design and quality as their cornerstones.

In the past 20 years, Edwin Jagger has grown from a small local company to a globally recognized brand. They produce products for delivery to every area of the world, including special commissions by luxury brands in the U.S. and Great Britain for design of exclusive wet shaving products.

Edwin Jagger Safety Razor Gold DE89BA11Gbl
Edwin Jagger Wet Shaving Razor

Edwin Jagger’s following has grown largely because of the amount of attention and care the founder, Neil Ernst Edwin Jagger, has invested in the product line. He designs each implement and product with the meticulousness also applied to the manufacturing process. Edwin Jagger has become a well-established example of traditional British style. Together with state-of-the-art design, modern production and renowned Sheffield craftsmanship heritage, the brand exemplifies Sheffield, England and the art of grooming.

Known for bringing high quality and style to the wet shaving experience, Jagger’s line includes shaving brushes, razors, soaps, creams, lotions and accessories. Beard products like beard oil and beard shampoo are also part of the collection, for those who prefer to not go 100 percent clean-shaven.

Razors

Edwin Jagger is widely known for razor quality with exquisite design. The brand’s home of Sheffield, England in South Yorkshire is regarded for its steel craftsmanship, as it has been since the 1800s. This craftsmanship is reflected in the traditional quality of the razor line.

The brand knows when to provide convenience to customers and likewise, when to not reinvent the wheel. So many of the line’s razors use Gillette® Fusion® ProGlide™ and Gillette® Mach 3® blades, such as the handsome Fusion Razor R35711F.

Brushes

Edwin Jagger Shaving Brush - Pure Badger 81P27
Edwin Jagger Wet Shaving Brush Made of Pure Badger

The brand’s shaving brushes are also very popular. Only the highest quality badger hair from the species Meles Meles will do, so the company has eight resident badgers that supply freshly cut hair after their own luxuriously pampering shampoo and conditioning. For over 200 years badger hair has been used for shaving brushes due to its water absorptive quality. This absorption provides rich, foamy lather when used with quality shaving soap or cream.

The brushes also lift and soften beard hair in preparation for shaving. Using a badger hair brush like the Pure Badger 81P26, shave quality is top notch, facial skin is improved and the shave just feels great.

Edwin Jagger Shaving Cream Cooling Menthol SCCMT
Edwin Jagger Wet Shaving Cream

Shaving Cream and Soap

Natural ingredients and organic plant derivatives are used to create the brand’s shaving creams and soaps. The line features a variety of cream and soap options, such as traditional hard soaps, premium creams and aftershave lotions. Each of the soaps and creams lather luxuriously with subtle fragrance of aloe vera and sandalwood. One such favorite is the Sandalwood Shaving Cream Bowl.

Shaving Accessories

Hand crafted soap bowls and wood, metal or porcelain shaving dishes are featured as part of the renowned English line. Shaving collections such as the safety blade set are extremely popular for men who want to add luxury and tradition to their shaving experience.

The History of Col Conk and His Shaving Empire

The History of Col Conk and His Shaving Empire

Colonel Ichabod Conk, or Col. Conk as he is simply known, is a legendary figure among those who love a quality shave. Today’s Col Conk is a line of namesake-inspired shaving products. Yesterday’s Col Conk was a dapper gentleman who found himself inspired by love, looking good and smelling great.

History of Colonel Ichabod Conk and His Shaving Empire

col conkColonel Ichabod Conk was said to have been dapper and velvety-voiced, a man with legendary status due to his comings and goings which eventually led him to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Colonel Conk was made a pauper by the Civil War, like many men and women of that time. Rather than giving up to his lost comforts, he chose to travel to New Mexico and settle in Albuquerque, still very much the wild, wild west. He lived there for awhile before becoming acquainted with a lady who owned several barber shops in the growing but dusty town. If ever there was a place that men needed help with a shave, it would be out west.

Col Conk Badger Brush SetIt could be said that Colonel Conk married “up” in status, but marrying the shave shop owner was the best thing he ever did for himself and generations of men who love his products. Colonel Conk’s wife spent her days shaving men’s faces. One has to wonder whether Colonel Conk joined her to learn a new trade, earn his keep, or keep his eye on his new darling’s heart and status. Whatever his reason for picking up his first shaving mug and razor blade, this is when his real history began.

Colonel Conk became very good at a close shave, thanks to his wife’s introduction to the art. He helped his wife in both shaving of customers and accounting for the amassing fortune. Colonel Conk’s fiery spirit soon led to the idea of packaging the shaving products he and his wife used every day for sale to men all over the dusty, dirty west. Colonel Conk seems to have made it his personal mission to ensure the cowboys, pioneers, gunslingers, merchants, railroad men and gentlemen of the wide-open frontier looked as dapper as men from big cities of the east.

Col Conk started building his sales empire with shaving products and other toiletries. The business grew and expanded until he passed away in 1898. Sadly, Col Conk’s shaving empire died with him.

Col Conk Reincarnated

Colonel Conk lives on, however. His shaving name and likeness brand today’s Col Conk line of glycerine shave soap, lotions, beard care, mugs, brushes, aftershaves, balms and so much more.

To emulate the clean shaven, dapper style of Colonel Ichabod Conk, now all you have to do is visit the Original Shave Company. There, you will find a full array of Col Conk products, like the original proprietary glycerine shaving soap, pre-shave oil and handsome gift sets.

How to find quality shaving supplies that will last

How to find quality shaving supplies that will last

If you are the type of man or woman who demands quality shaving supplies and will not settle for less, even when it comes to shaving essentials, then you have come to the right place. We carry shaving products from some of the best names in the industry and our wide variety of carefully selected soaps, creams, oils and lotions are as natural and skin friendly as can be. Depending on the shaving essentials you’re looking for, you can find high quality items with reasonable prices with us. Here are some of the quality shaving products we carry.

Shaving Brushes

Edwin Jagger Synthetic Brush - Faux Tortoise Shell - 21P13A shaving brush is an important part of any wet shaving kit and should be top of the list for anyone who is in the market for wet shaving supplies. We stock synthetic brushes for those with who have allergies with animal hair and vegans who would rather not use animal products. We also carry animal based brushes which include pure badger, best badger, super badger and silver-tip badger brushes from top quality brush makers like Edwin Jagger, Simpsons and the Colonel Ichabod Conk.

 

Soaps & Creams

Our soaps and cream supplies are made up of the best shaving creams and soaps from names like Baume.Be, Edwin Jagger Taylor of old Band street and much more.  These are iconic companies who don’t settle for anything less than perfection when it comes to quality which is why we carry these brands for our trusted customers.  There are a variety of scents like sandalwood, lime/citrus, cooling menthol and Aloe Vera available so you can experiment with different scents and find the right one for you. Lathering with a good soap or cream is very fundamental to wet-shaving and should be approached with the appropriate care. Using low quality creams or soaps can be leave you feeling dry or even worse irritating your skin.

 

Pre-shave oils

Col Conk Pre Shave Oil

Pre-shave oils are also an essential part of the wet shave process. They help moisturize and lubricate the skin which also assists in razor burns you may get if you have sensitive skin. Special care should be taken to ensure that you buy high quality pre-shave oils that are natural and safe.  Some Pre-Shave Oils could actually harm more than help so it’s important to go with a trusted brand and company who knows how to create safe essentials for men and women.  Contact us if you have any questions on the benefits of Pre-Shave Oils.

 

 

 

After-shave Balms

After-shave balms or lotions are important in every wet shaving session. Shaving exfoliates the skin and needs to be taken care post shave by applying moisturizers and skin foods to help in healing/protecting the skin. We have a variety of after-shave balms and lotions which will provide the coverage needed after a close shave.  Don’t ignore this step as many people have done in the past.  Sealing your shave in is one of the most important wet shaving steps.

Beard Care

Edwin Jagger Beard Wash Sandalwood – BWSW

Beards are back and very popular these days which is why there are many great ingredients available such as washes and oils that will help keep your beard clean and fresh.  Take a look at some of our beard care essentials which is guaranteed to help mold your beard into perfection in addition to keeping you smelling fresh all day long.

Finding the proper shaving supplies can be a intimidating and pricey task but it doesn’t have to be with the right company.  Make sure you ask us how you can get clearer skin in just 30 days.

How Wet Shaving Products are Making the World a Better Place

How Wet Shaving Products are Making the World a Better Place

There’s plenty of room in fashion for a man’s clean-shaven face. One of the best ways to shave is with a prepared, wet, lathered face. Wet shaving products are the perfect addition to a man’s grooming routine since it makes this mundane task fun and exciting again.  Here is how you could get started with Wet shaving products and give the perfect gift that keeps giving.

Start with good tools

Edwin Jagger Safety Razor DE87BLModern cartridge razors have been adding blades in the name of a closer shave for decades, an arms race that has been parodied in a famous old Saturday Night Live commercial, which was funny until reality caught up. But regardless of the technological achievements, nothing beats a fresh double-edged razor blade, especially when taking some steps before and after.

The double edge safety razor is one of the best ways to go when shaving.  This timeless, classic shaving tool is not only reasonably priced due to low manufacturing costs of stainless steel blades, it also allows a fresh blade change more frequently since each razor blade is pennies compared to costly cartridge razors. Plus, over time,you end up throwing away less material compared to cartridge razors with only one blade.  Another great benefit of the safety razor blade is it does not get clogged with stubble, oil, and lather compared to other shaving tools.

Before the shave

BAUME.BE Pre Shave GelBefore you start slicing those follicles off your face though, you should be getting your skin and beard ready. It’s often best to shave after a shower since the heat and moisture will soften your beard.  This often times makes shaving more comfortable.

Investing in a high quality pre-shave oil and applying it to your face before the wet shave kicks off is ideal. Pre-shave oil will moisturize your skin and allow the razor to glide across your face versus being pulled across.  In case you didn’t know, this “pull” is what could create razor bumps and ingrown hairs.  Most Pre-Shave Oils are made from natural vegetable oil which makes it not harsh on the skin or harsh down the drain.

Afterwards is important, too

Adding to the natural shaving prep, consider including some after shave oil/creams. Despite using a sharp blade and sublime pre-shave oil, the skin needs some care post shave as well.  Consider one of these soothing after shaves which will seal your skin and kick start your day the right way.

Keep in mind that your wet shaving tools need to be cleaned of all remaining debris before you store them away.  This means your wet shaving products should be dry of water, soap or oil after each shave.

The most common ingredient in after-shave oil is tea tree oil. It’s a strong antiseptic and emollient, and when diluted it does great on razor burns and ingrown hairs. You’ll probably not want to use it straight, though. And definitely don’t drink it; it’s toxic when taken internally! 🙂

The complete kit

Wet Shaving ProductsThe final piece of great wet shaving products is a shaving brush.  A shaving brush is used to apply shaving cream and soap but should not be used to apply pre shave oils by any means.  A well-designed brush is, like the razor itself, a delight to hold and use which can make a chore like shaving more meditative and enjoyable. The handle can be plastic or wood; the hairs can be synthetic, but better are boar, badger, or horse hairs.

Put all these together, and you’ll end up with a terrific gift set. After all, Father’s Day is just around the corner!  If you have any questions on any of our wet shaving products, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We are always very happy to help!