The rise in traditional double-edge safety razors and traditional shaving accessories has been phenomenal in recent years. You no longer have to look far to purchase safety razors and brushes or to be pampered by a good barber who offers this service. A traditional wet shave is about taking time to enjoy life’s everyday rituals, an experience that a growing number of men appreciate as much for the calm, meditative process as for the notable results which include soft, healthy looking skin on the thing you wear and treasure the most; your face. Add to this list the economy of buying a skilfully crafted safety razor, with the low cost of replaceable blades as oppose to disposable razors which are no sooner purchased than binned and you can see why those who adopt the ritual never turn back. Of course it goes without saying that as a reusable product, safety razors are the best environmental option and a quality, well-crafted, premium shaving set looks great in any bathroom.
Introducing MÜHLE UK
This brings us to MÜHLE, first established in 1945 in Germany’s Ore Mountains and now in its third generation of being owner managed, it is one of the world’s leading providers for high quality wet shaving products and accessories. The brand combines expert know-how and craftsmanship with innovation, a pioneering spirit and design excellence. With the recent launch of MÜHLE UK, the rich selection of elegant and masculine shaving sets and organic skincare products is now easily accessible here in Great Britain. The wealth of choice and the beautiful selection of sets means choosing one is no easy feat, however.
Traditional Shaving Set
Open or Closed Comb?
The safety razor is available in both open and closed comb, this choice is down to personal preference; the open comb offers a slightly more aggressive shave as more blade is exposed by the teeth in the open comb head. Blades are replaced by unscrewing the head and are widely available. They can also be purchased through MÜHLE UK directly.
The semi-circular shape of the brushhead is created by hand when binding the brush. The fine tips therefore do not require trimming and the softness of the hair or fibres is retained. The brushhead is available in both Silvertip Badger and Silvertip Fibre. Silvertip badger hair has long been revered by shaving connoisseurs; the carefully selected badger hair is soft and flexible, allowing it to retain a large amount of water and produce a dense, creamy lather. However, MÜHLE’s high quality Silvertip Fibre represent a world first; a synthetically produced premium quality material whose characteristics parallel those of the precious natural silvertip badger hair, making it a viable vegan alternative. MÜHLE describes it as being very soft at its fine tips, but somewhat more stable than natural hair in the middle section which produces a pleasant, soft sensation on the skin when the lather is applied without having to forgo the desired firmness of the hairs in the lathering process. As they are less sensitive than natural hair, they dry more quickly and are resistant to shaving soaps and creams.
More Choices for the Discerning Man
The Traditional Series is also available in Rose Gold, Tortoiseshell and Black and MÜHLE has no shortage of sets and designs; ROCCA, RYTMO and the award winning HEXAGON series are also popular choices. If you’re a novice or relatively new to wet shaving, MÜHLE’s INTRO sets are a great way to get started.
Wet Shaving Tips