The Sharpologist website has a useful feature titled “How to Use That New Shaving Set,” for men wishing to take full advantage of a new Christmas gift.
If you have been using a cartridge razor and you received a double edge (DE) razor, you may be entering new territory! Don’t get discouraged if your first few shaves are not as good as you are used to. You may have to “unlearn” some bad habits (particularly putting pressure on the razor) and learn (or re-learn) some simple skills to be successful at DE shaving.
One of the best and most popular shaving sets, according to Amazon ratings, is the Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury Shave Set (picture).