Packaged in a unique wooden "cigar box" container. Especially good for sensitive skin issues. Aftershave oil is very soothing, and only lightly scented.
Razor handle is short, some users may want to find a longer one. Some allergic reactions to soap reported. Does not include a stand.
Shaving soap bar produces good lather, doesn't have overpowering scent. Safety razor well balanced in hand. Attractive "vintage" packaging.
Brush continually sheds bristles. Changing blades can be difficult. Individual items smaller than expected.
Merkur long-handled razor is exceptionally good. Soap is gentle on sensitive skin. Provides very close shaves compared to cartridge razors and shaving cream.
Shaving soap is glycerin-based – not ideal for lather. Brush has quality control issues. Some rusting reported.
Pieces have very attractive chrome finish. Includes 10 quality disposable blades. Durable and drop-resistant.
Some reports of missing pieces. Brush has unpleasant odor. Shave soap is basic – difficult to create lather.
Large bowl promotes good lather formation. Razor is heavy, feels secure in hand. Black gift box is very sleek and modern.
Blade installation instructions not included. Stand can become unstable. Brush is not durable; falls apart quickly.
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Shave kits make a classy gift for the well-groomed men in your life. Shave kits usually contain a razor, a pre-shave product, like an oil, shaving cream, a shaving brush, and an after shave product. Shave kits are often packaged with flair, using cigar boxes or other things with a vintage charm. Shave kits are suitable for new shavers and anyone who prefers an old-fashioned wet shave. Consider the durability of the razor blades, the ease of replacing the razor blades, and the quality of the lather soap before deciding on a kit. Also, some shaving brushes hold up better than others.
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