Artisan specific (as opposed to a company) - typically made in small batches by a limited number of people.

DDoS Attack on Dyn Disrupts Shaving Sites

AOL - "America OffLine"

As you can see from the map above, the east coast of America as well as a good chunk of the west... Has been affected by a huge DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on Dyn which provides DNS (Domain Name Service) for hundreds and hundreds of sites. This affects sites such as Shopify and Etsy, which a lot of shaving artisans and vendors (such as B&M, PAA and K Shave Worx to name a tiny few - full list below) rely on to host their eCommerce sites. Likewise, you can't pay for anything using PayPal for the same reason. Some Friday #drama for y'all. It started at 7am EST and was thought resolved, but is clearly ongoing. Check out to see just how bad it is.


New Releases from TTFFC Announced

TTFFC "The Beast"

Through the Fire Fine Craft has released a pair of #soap and #aftershave combos today, called The Beast and Through the Fire! While the latter has been available previously in their vegan formula, it is now available in tallow as well. I've reviewed #ttfcrafts software previously, and generally had very good things to say about them. More details down below!

Black Orchid from K Shave Worx Announced

K Shave Worx "Black Orchid"

If you're a regular reader of the Daily Lather you'll know I'm a fan of K Shave Worx (check out my reviews). I've noticed that with the prior release of 366 that #KShaveWorx is getting more adventurous, with more complex scents. Starting today, they've announced Black Orchid (soap and aftershave)! It's a collab with Hazelet's Apothecary Gentleman's Lounge on Facebook which is described as a special lounge club scent. It does sound good, with top notes of ginger, black pepper and ylang blossom, spicy floral middle of gardenia, jasmine, orchid and clove bud with bottom notes of patchouli, amber, balsam, vanilla, musk, and sandalwood! Whoa. I might have to check out this #soap and #aftershave combo.

Shaver Heaven Closing Down

Sheaver Heaven - Going to Heaven

Australian artisan and purveyor of fine shaving products has decided to close its doors. After two years, they've decided to take a break - they will however consider producing #soap for vendors willing to place large orders. Other orders will be shipped out one to two weeks after being placed, with the website staying up until it's all gone.


Aluminum Above the Tie Razors Coming

Above the Tie - Aluminum Razor Prototype

Above the Tie is working on an aluminum #razor due for release soon; the prototype is seen here. The total weight of the new razor is 38g (1.4oz) while the handle is 26g (0.9 oz.). This razor has not been anodized yet so the appearance is a little strange looking... It will be resolved during the last step of the production process where it will be tumbled and then anodized (whereas the stainless steel is bead blasted). The price will be around half of the cost of their stainless steel line.