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James Brand: Pocket Knives of the Future That Honour the Past

James Brand: Pocket Knives of the Future That Honour the Past

by Adam Zarycki 3 min read

Here’s a question I’ve heard countless times: Why do you carry a knife everywhere with you?! Here’s the answer I’ve given every single time: I’d rather have it and not need it, than need it and not have it! You never know when you might need a handy pocket knife!...
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Top 5 Tips for Shaving with Sensitive Skin

Top 5 Tips for Shaving with Sensitive Skin

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

It’s a fact of life; some people have more sensitive skin than others. The reasons are varied, but luckily the solutions to make shaving easier on sensitive skin are quite simple. Shaving with sensitive skin will require one to take a little more care and to slow down, but the...
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How to Care for a Handmade Axe

How to Care for a Handmade 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 to Shave Your Face with a Double Edge Safety Razor

How to Shave Your Face with a Double Edge Safety Razor

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

At Kent of Inglewood, we’re all about making your day better. Whether it's your morning grooming routine or the tools you use throughout the day, we’ve got your back. For many of our staff and customers, that means learning how to have a great shave. I was never taught how...
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How to Shave ➤

Top 5 Tips for Shaving with Sensitive Skin

Top 5 Tips for Shaving with Sensitive Skin

by Nathan Gareau 6 min read

It’s a fact of life; some people have more sensitive skin than others. The reasons are varied, but luckily the...
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How to Shave Your Face with a Double Edge Safety Razor

How to Shave Your Face with a Double Edge Safety Razor

by Nathan Gareau 4 min read

At Kent of Inglewood, we’re all about making your day better. Whether it's your morning grooming routine or the tools...
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Nathan's Top 5 Tips for Summer Shaving

Nathan's Top 5 Tips for Summer Shaving

by Nathan Gareau 5 min read

I love summer! The warm weather, the camping trips, the outdoor cooking - but most of all, I get to...
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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 ➤

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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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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Axes & Outdoors ➤

How to Care for a Handmade Axe

How to Care for a Handmade 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

When Kent of Inglewood first opened, we had big shoes to fill. Shaving gear and beard care simply didn’t fill...
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Tiffany's Top 5 Camping Tips for Summer

Tiffany's Top 5 Camping Tips for Summer

by Tiffany Wight 3 min read

Here we are on the heels of another camping Season!  In Southern Alberta, this means the weather may be volatile,...
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Partner Profiles ➤

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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Partner Profile: Persons of Interest

Partner Profile: Persons of Interest

by Nathan Gareau 3 min read

Persons of Interest is the passion project of Dino Caracciolo, owner and designer of Crown Shaving Co. and 4th generation...
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