The shaving brush : do we need it ?

Friday, July 28, 2017 3:52:00 PM Europe/Paris

Many think that the razor is sufficient to benefit from a shaving experience. However, an efficient and pleasant shaving requires also other accessories.


The shaving brush represents in this sense a tool that is often forgotten but that remains quite important. Our CEO, Pierre de Nayer, talks about it:


We use the shaving brush for various reasons. First, it allows the generation of a foam sufficiently wet and this will help the softening of the facial hairs. The foam must not be too thick, otherwise it won’t lead to an optimal lubrication. Then, the brush will help you to place the foam on your skin. Thirdly, when you use it well, the brush helps the hairs to straighten up and this makes it easier to cut the hair. Finally, the brush leads to a better exfoliation of the skin, thus helping the skin to be soft, sane and smooth.



There are various kinds of brushes. The entry-level model is the basic shaving brush, often made from wild boar’s hair. These hair are thicker, more rough and do not retain water.


Then you can also find the shaving brushes made from synthetic fibers, like, for instance, nylon. You can also find brushes that made a mix between both types of hair quality : fiber and wild boar’s hairs.

Last but not least, some producer have invented brushes made from natural and vegetal fiber. The purpose here is to offer fiber that do not come from animals. These brushes are known to be “vegan”.

Well,we must also talk about the shaving brush that has been produced from badger’s hairs. This is the top of the top quality. Here, the hair retains the water. Among all animals and their hairs, this is the option that is the most efficient and that retains the water best.  


All in all, we can distinguish three levels of quality : pure badger, best badger and silvertip badger. Some prefer to rank the shaving brushes in four categories: they make a distinction between super badger and silvertip badger. Some makers are very known in the world of shaving and razors, like the brand Plisson, and these guys also offer the Extra Silvertip Badger that goes far beyond the other categories as far as the quality is concerned. This is a luxury model that can be bought from 1000€.



 Are we done yet ? No, not really. To make sure that the brush gets dry, we need a holder. You can find many different types of brush holders everywhere. At Raz*War, we offer two types of brushes : the Black Fiber and the Silvertip. And we have also thought about holders, and they are available in two colors. Check it out and let us know how was your shaving experience now that you are using a shaving brush ! 

Posted in News About wet shaving products By Ornella Schillaci

The perfect gift for man: our shaving box

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:38:22 PM Europe/Paris

Get your man a gift: Traditional Shaving

For most men, shaving is a relaxing moment. However, those who use big retailers' products can have a hard time...

You will find great advices on this blog. We will help you avoid shaving bumps, irritated skins and cuts. Our brushes will help remove the pain out of the shaving strokes.

The prestigious Raz*War boxes are perfect presents to give pleasure to people around you:

* The « Starter » boxes contain a razor handle, a box of blades and a Raz*War travel bag.

* The « Discovery » boxes have the same contents as the « Starter » boxes plus : a shaving soap, a Raz*War shaving bowl and a black fiber synthetic brush called « Black Fiber ».

* The « Expert » boxes contain all the products of the « Discovery » boxes plus an all natural shaving oil.

* The « Luxury » boxes contain all the products of the « Starter » boxes plus : an all natural shaving cream, a Raz*War shaving bowl, a natural after shave balm and a fiber synthetic brush called « Silvertip » for its high quality.

Ban canned shaving foams and gels from your bathroom

Why this? Are canned gels & foams, which appeared in the post war years, a sign of the rise of the modern man? Is it a sign of civilizations progressing? Well, they may have been symbols of manhood in the past, but some “sharpologists” (i.e. specializing in everything that cuts whiskers properly) and/or wet shaving enthusiasts wonder why these products have had such a big success.

Here is the truth. The key ingredient – water – is lacking when using a canned foam or gel. The ingredients contained in canned foams and gels “absorb” the water on your face which is the opposite shaving foam should do. So, there is a problem somewhere: and guess what, even BigRazCo agrees with this statement (not publically of course)..

Posted in News By Stephan Pire

Napoleon was deathly afraid of a razor...

Monday, July 7, 2014 10:35:48 AM Europe/Paris

When searching the web about shaving and razor (I am preparing some interresting content on the subject ), I found out this interresting old advertisement about Gillette:

(You will find much more on: Really amaizing!).

Napoleon, of course, never saw the safety razor as he died much before the famous invention of King Camp Gillette (And before the previous attempt to make a safety razors).  But I like the fact that the brand was claiming that the giants of this world are using Gillette! Well done, dear competitor...

I am just wondering if we can do the same with Raz*War. It would be good to find some key leaders endorsing the brand and supporting our fight for "quality shaving and fair prices".  For the moment, already tree local belgian leaders (walloon part of the country) are aware about the brand: Jean Michel Javaux, leader of the ecologist party (Ecolo), apparently endorsed the brand. Michel Daerden, the famous belgian politician, is well aware and might support it. And Jean Claude Marcourt is well aware too...(He helped the brand). 

That's is clearly not enough. I want Bart De Wever and Elio Di Rupo, to quote famous belgians, to use Raz*War. And we need also some leaders (local and national) from France, UK, Spain and Italy.... I have a (Indirect) connection with Barak Obama on Linkedin. Maybe could I dream about having him trying Raz*War (the razors, the oil, the shaving cream: really highly qualitative products...)?  "Yes we can!" he said... And Raz*War? Could the brand also say "Yes, we can!"?.

But, you can already help, dear reader, as your are maybe in contact with some local leaders. It would be good to inform them about the brand, why we created it, its strenghts... Wait and See. (I am more thinking about local belgian leaders, of course: politicians who could quote Raz*War as an example of entrepreneurship in Belgium for example...)

In the meantime, do not forget to continue to visit the store: http://www.razwar.comAnd keep on shaving....


Posted in News By RazWar Team

Surprise promotions for Raz*War facebook friends - become a friend

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:41:55 AM Europe/Paris

At Raz*War We also like social media like facebook and Twitter. Become friends and we will have some nice surprises and benefits for you in the coming weeks and months!

Be also the first to know. We put our promotions on facebook first. So if you want to take advantage of it, or share them with your friends, you'll be the first to know when you're a facebook friend or fan.

visit our facebook page here

Posted in News By RazWar Team

Father's day "wet shaving gift box" is most popular gift

Friday, June 6, 2014 10:41:30 AM Europe/Paris

Every Year fathers around the world are celebrated and receive a gift from their children or wife. One of the most appreciated gifts is the wet shaving box. Everything for a great shave is included and this way fathers can take care of themselves.

Posted in News By RazWar Team

Raz*War is now available in Russia on

Friday, February 21, 2014 11:34:12 AM Europe/Paris

This week a new russian website was launched:, making the Raz*War products available in Russia. With this new website, we RazWar expands the revolution to another important country.

Spread the word to your russian comrades, to try the RazWar products and enjoy the pleasure and comfort of wet shaving

Posted in News By RazWar Team

Yes, Raz*War is Sexy!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 4:40:41 PM Europe/Paris

How come a wet shaving brand could be considered as sexy? Look around you.  Yes, indeed, Gillette has long played on the mantra according to which a good shave increase the chances of seduction, and the play on performance could let us think that a better performance in shaving good leads in better performance in bed.  Just take a blue pill and here you are!  “Size does matter” seem to claim the BigRazCo brands. How subtle they are…

Now look at the other brands. They are so many. They nearly all play on the past, on the golden times when high class men had the time to enjoy shaving, or on vintage Shaving.  They claim they are there for years or for decades. They play on “tradition” and “authenticity”.  Hence, for example, a lot of such shaving brands use even the word “Old” in their branding. They feature the product in an old fashioned context. Some brands, although well reputed, event did nothing to rejuvenate. For sure: wetshaving brands, masters and guru’s are not sexy. They are even not sexy at all.

How pity this is, because I personally found wetshaving sexy.  Firstly, your wife, mistress or companion will notice immediately that “something changed” the very first day of your complete switch to “wetshaving-by-the-rule-of-art”. Indeed, you will obtain a “baby-butt shave” that will make your skin so soft that they all will want to touch you again and again. And, when going back home, your “significant other” will not say to you “Hey, you are spiky!”, a sentence that could mean “I don’t like you like that”.

Secondly, the wetshaving ritual is sexy. You need to take care of your face with soft substances, agreeable to the skin. You massage your face with shaving oil, awakening you, making you more “aware”, “present to yourself”. The lather producing process is fun, really not boring. When putting lather on your face, you, again, massage your face. Wetshaving is about sensation, about experiencing shave. I foster you to enjoy that « pleasure of shaving ». You might argue that this pleasure is self oriented, and, by consequence, it is far from being “sexy”.  I will answer to you that, by re-discovering all the sensual aspect of shaving, you re-discover your body and your own sensation.

Thirdly, you might even consider a ritual shave with your partner. Hey, I see you becoming red from here!  Honestly, I didn’t try it.  Why not consider lathering you partner, upper…or below?   You might even not go so far and just apply either lather or, balm, or oil on the face of your partner, just as mark of complicity? (That, I tried). You could also consider a sexy shave… Whatever! I don’t want to give you too many ideas: you are aged enough to take the right decisions. It is just that, if you go downward that route, I don’t see you using these old fashioned products I described above. Look& See our products: they are modern wetshaving products, not boring stuff. There is something “sexy” in each of our grooming products… Up to you to decide if you use them or not, and with whom you use it.  

But, now, let’s go back to the day-to-day sexiness. Although 2-3 days beards are more and more fashionable, it happens that a carefully shaved face says a lot: A nice face is an invitation to touch you.  It is also a sign that you are taking care of yourself, a reinforcement of your identity. The truth is that a being well groomed – and shaved – participates to your overall sexiness.  Raz*War is sexy, because we wanted to make it a sexy brand, but most overall just simply it helps you being sexy…in a sexy way.

Enjoy the (sexiest) pleasure of shaving!

Pierre De Nayer

Founder of Raz*War

Posted in News By Pierre De Nayer