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Silky Saws, the Only Saw You Need

Silky Saws, the Only Saw You Need

by Tiffany Wight 3 min read

Cutting wood for the winter months has been a fall tradition in my house for a few years now.  We don’t use a ton of wood, but there is something really satisfying about listening to a fire crackling in the fireplace with a glass of red in hand.  These comforts...
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Zero-Waste Shaving - It's Easier Than you Think!

Zero-Waste Shaving - It's Easier Than you Think!

by Nathan Gareau 5 min read

I started my war on plastic waste, as many do, in my washroom. I was shocked by how many plastic bottles, wrappers, and shaving cartridges I went through in a month. I knew something needed to change, but I didn’t want to sacrifice my grooming routine and I didn’t want...
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The Kent of Inglewood guide to caring for Your Axe

The Kent of Inglewood guide to caring for Your Axe

by Adam Zarycki 3 min read

Abraham Lincoln once said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening my axe.” I think he should have cared for his tools better. - Nathan Gareau, Axe Enthusiast Axes are fun! Whether  you're a true lumberjack or just a lover...
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How Do I Make My Beard Grow? 5 Myths (and 5 Real Tips!) about Growing Your Beard

How Do I Make My Beard Grow? 5 Myths (and 5 Real Tips!) about Growing Your Beard

by Leigh Johnson 4 min read

Anyone who has had a beard for a long time knows how much time and work goes into keeping it well maintained, and growing a really nice one might be a goal for someone trying it for the first time. But how do you grow a nice beard? Truthfully, all...
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How to Shave ➤

How to Strop a Straight Razor

How to Strop a Straight Razor

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

If you spent over $100 on your straight razor, chances are it’s made out of good, hard steel. Razor manufacturers...
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Kent of Inglewood Ingrown Hair Serum: Every Shaver's Best Friend

Kent of Inglewood Ingrown Hair Serum: Every Shaver's Best Friend

by Nathan Gareau 2 min read

If you’ve ever shaved (face, legs, anything), chances are you’ve had an ingrown hair. And if you’ve ever had an...
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How to Shave with a Straight Razor Part 2: Tips for Using Your Blade

How to Shave with a Straight Razor Part 2: Tips for Using Your Blade

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

PART 1: 3 STEPS FOR PREPARATION / PART 3: AFTERSHAVE & RAZOR CARE Once you have prepared for your shave, it’s time to...
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Straight Razors ➤

How to Hone/ Sharpen Your Straight Razor by Hand

How to Hone/ Sharpen Your Straight Razor by Hand

by Nathan Gareau 13 min read

You know what’s cooler than shaving with a straight razor? The sense of accomplishment you get after having shaved with...
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Kamisori: The Straight Razor of Japan

Kamisori: The Straight Razor of Japan

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

As in many countries, folks in Japan have been shaving for a long time. For as long as there has...
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Straight Razor Honing & Sharpening Gear Guide

Straight Razor Honing & Sharpening Gear Guide

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

The world of razor honing can be as narrow and methodical or vast and wonderful as you want it to...
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Beard Care ➤

How Do I Make My Beard Grow? 5 Myths (and 5 Real Tips!) about Growing Your Beard

How Do I Make My Beard Grow? 5 Myths (and 5 Real Tips!) about Growing Your Beard

by Leigh Johnson 4 min read

Anyone who has had a beard for a long time knows how much time and work goes into keeping it...
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Minimalist Beard Care: The Lazy-Man's Guide to Great Facial Hair

Minimalist Beard Care: The Lazy-Man's Guide to Great Facial Hair

by Chris Lord 3 min read

Not everyone is going to fuss over their beard like a prize-winning Pomeranian; lots of guys do, but I admit...
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Beard Oil V.S. Beard Balm: What's the Difference?

Beard Oil V.S. Beard Balm: What's the Difference?

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

There are so many beard products to choose from, it can be confusing if you’re not familiar with each type...
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Axes & Outdoors ➤

Silky Saws, the Only Saw You Need

Silky Saws, the Only Saw You Need

by Tiffany Wight 3 min read

Cutting wood for the winter months has been a fall tradition in my house for a few years now.  We...
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The Kent of Inglewood guide to caring for Your Axe

The Kent of Inglewood guide to caring for Your Axe

by Adam Zarycki 3 min read

Abraham Lincoln once said “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four...
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How to Choose the Right Axe

How to Choose the Right Axe

by Adam Zarycki 4 min read

About now you may be wondering “Why does a shaving store sell axes?”, and the answer doesn’t get much simpler...
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Partner Profiles ➤

Partner Profile: An Interview with Edward Bodenham of Floris.

Partner Profile: An Interview with Edward Bodenham of Floris.

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

British Family Perfumers Since 1730, Floris has been providing uncompromising fragrances for stylish generations over 9 generations of family ownership....
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Partner Profile: Like Grandpa

Partner Profile: Like Grandpa

by Leigh Johnson 5 min read

Local to Edmonton, Kent of Inglewood has offered Like Grandpa Grooming Products for two years now, and we love ‘em!...
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Chris Green: Western Canada's Hotshot Blacksmith

Chris Green: Western Canada's Hotshot Blacksmith

by Nathan Gareasu 5 min read

You may have noticed the surge in popularity of North American blacksmithing in recent years. A few factors are responsible—a...
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