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5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Beard in the Winter

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Beard in the Winter

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

For many guys, myself included, winter and beard growing are synonymous with each other. Every spring, I shave my beard once it gets too hot, and every winter, I grow it back as the cold weather starts. I know many of our customers follow the same seasonal habits. But did...
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What's the Best Knife to Take Hunting?

What's the Best Knife to Take Hunting?

by Nathan Gareau 5 min read

Having the right tool for the job is essential. It’s what we’re all about at Kent of Inglewood. Few situations require good tools more than hunting. If you’re kilometres deep in the woods, tracking an animal, often in the freezing cold, you want to be well equipped. The hunting process...
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How to Sharpen an Axe by Hand with Whetstones

How to Sharpen an Axe by Hand with Whetstones

by Findify 7 min read

A sharp axe is a safe axe. Just like a knife, a well-sharpened axe will go where you tell it, without putting up a fight or shooting off in the wrong direction. A dull axe, by comparison, is an accident waiting to happen. Dull axes can bounce or glance off...
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Kershaw: Rugged, Reliable Daily Carry Knives

Kershaw: Rugged, Reliable Daily Carry Knives

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

I love pocket knives. To be fair, it’s a bit of a pre-requisite when you work at Kent of Inglewood, but I’m no exception to that rule. I’m the obnoxious guy at holiday and birthday gift-openings who’s always waiting for the call of “does anyone have a knife?”. While my...
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How to Shave ➤

Why isn't my Safety Razor Shaving Right? Top 5 Beginner Mistakes

Why isn't my Safety Razor Shaving Right? Top 5 Beginner Mistakes

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

So, you’ve started shaving with a safety razor. That’s awesome! Whether you picked up a single-blade razor to save money,...
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Top 5 Double Edge Safety Razors

Top 5 Double Edge Safety Razors

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

For many, the Double Edge razor, or safety razor, evokes a sense of nostalgia. Many of us recall our fathers...
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Shaving Cream V.S. Shaving Soap: What's the difference?

Shaving Cream V.S. Shaving Soap: What's the difference?

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

The first part of a good shave is face preparation – the creation of a luxurious shaving lather with your...
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Straight Razors ➤

The Shavette: Training Straight Razor or Beard Trimming Tool?

The Shavette: Training Straight Razor or Beard Trimming Tool?

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

Both. The answer is both. Shavettes are interesting tools. For decades barbers have stayed away from using traditional straight razors...
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How to Buy a Straight Razor Part 2: German v.s. French v.s. American

How to Buy a Straight Razor Part 2: German v.s. French v.s. American

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

With the overwhelming popularity of straight razors in the modern day, so many new and old manufacturers are popping up,...
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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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Beard Care ➤

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Beard in the Winter

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Beard in the Winter

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

For many guys, myself included, winter and beard growing are synonymous with each other. Every spring, I shave my beard...
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How to Grow a Beard: the Beginner's Guide for the Beard-Curious

How to Grow a Beard: the Beginner's Guide for the Beard-Curious

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

So, you’re finally taking the plunge into growing a beard. Perhaps it’s your first time, or maybe you’ve tried many...
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How to Line Up Your Beard with a Safety Razor

How to Line Up Your Beard with a Safety Razor

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

Like many folks, I grew my first beard during a 2020 lockdown. What can I say, since no one was...
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Axes & Outdoors ➤

What's the Best Knife to Take Hunting?

What's the Best Knife to Take Hunting?

by Nathan Gareau 5 min read

Having the right tool for the job is essential. It’s what we’re all about at Kent of Inglewood. Few situations...
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How to Sharpen an Axe by Hand with Whetstones

How to Sharpen an Axe by Hand with Whetstones

by Findify 7 min read

A sharp axe is a safe axe. Just like a knife, a well-sharpened axe will go where you tell it,...
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Adler Axes: Germany's Finest Since 1919

Adler Axes: Germany's Finest Since 1919

by Findify 4 min read

It’s been over one hundred years since Josef Schmitt opened his first blacksmith shop in a small village in South...
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Partner Profiles ➤

Henson Shaving: A Modern Update to a Timeless Razor

Henson Shaving: A Modern Update to a Timeless Razor

by Meghan Bain 3 min read

When I first saw Henson’s razors, they gave me definite DeLorean vibes. You know, they’ve got that futuristic-1980s look, which isn’t surprising...
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Andrew Szeto X Kent of Inglewood Skateboard Shaving Brushes

Andrew Szeto X Kent of Inglewood Skateboard Shaving Brushes

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

At Kent of Inglewood, the local community has always been a big focus for us. We partner with local businesses...
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Karve Shaving Co.: Canadian-made Double Edge Safety Razors

Karve Shaving Co.: Canadian-made Double Edge Safety Razors

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

As safety razors continue to gain popularity, new razor makers are popping up every year. While many stick to tradition without...
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