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Chris Trimble


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In search of a cheaper way to shave

Tired of spending $50 every 16 weeks, I searched for a cheaper way to shave. With some research I ran across a Merkur Double edge safety razor, and made the purchase. I used it for a week with little success, back to the old way.....
I got online again and started doing more research and found a shaving forum, I thought that's odd....and found all the information I needed to know about this Double edge safety razor. Very simple tool to use once you know how to use it, and a very cheap tool in the long haul to use, and IMHO more enviromentally friendly. One year after I started using a Double edge safety razor, I became curious about straight razors. My first straight razor was my Great grandfathers, that my Dad had given me. Knowing little about how to use or sharpen them at the time, I set it aside. I purchased another straight razor (Boker Red injun) that needed cleaned up, sharpened etc. I purchased some hones, after doing some research, and actually got that razor shave ready! (2009) After honing several other razors I felt confident enough, finally in 2013 to offer my services for anyone needing their razor touched up or bevel set and honed to shave ready condition. I plan on making some video's (YouTube) eventually on using a double edge safety razor and straight razor. YouTube is littered with these kind of video's and I found them very helpful so what's a few more.

(Hand stropping a double edge safety razor blade)

(Stropping a straight razor)

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  • Chris

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Owner, Shipper

    Grew up in Southern Lancaster County, Pa. Always enjoyed turning on the lathe. After taking my son to the Barber. I talked to the Barber about straight razors and shave brushes and that I needed a lathe, well he said I have one. Brush-Craft was born!

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Last updated on August 19, 2013
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Returns and exchanges
You have 15 days to return an item if your not happy with it pending the criteria has been met as written below. So please read!!

Shaving brushes: please make sure your happy with your purchase, as I will not take returns if it is used! If a brush is defective some how, contact me, I will either repair it or replace (if unused, and in my hands) with something similar (these are one off brushes) so an exact handle design is difficult. contact me first! Return shipping is purchasers responsibility

New Safety razors: Please make sure your happy with it before using, I'll accept return's if used, a refund will be made, less 10% of your full purchase price. It's used so I can't sell it as new now, hope you understand. Contact me first!

Used Vintage safety razors: Returns accepted, if returned in same condition as received, return shipping is purchasers responsibility. Contact me first!

Straight Razors: Returns accepted, if returned in same condition as you received it that means no chips or breaks in the blade or scales. Return shipping is purchasers responsibility. Contact me first!
Payment, PAYPAL
Cancellation, Contact me ASAP!! If you wait, I can't help you.
Custom order deadlines, will be discussed, prior to you placing an order.
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Additional policies and FAQs
Custom me through Etsy.
We can discuss your needs and budget, and if I can meet them. Once we settle on design, materials, and quantity, I can make it. I'll send you a picture and once you approve it I will make a listing for your custom order. Once I make a listing I expect you as the customer to follow through with the purchase, as I intend to make your order. I will have material cost, and time wrapped up into your order.

This is my hobby, meant to be fun and relaxing, I'm not a company with deep pockets so I ask kindly before you commit to a custom order b e sure you can afford it.