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Phoenix Shaving Traditional Shaving Starter Kit | CK-6 Solstice & Symmetry Straight Bar Set

Original price $70.00 USD
Current price $49.95 USD

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Scent Profile: Sage, Sweetgrass, Cedar, Rose Absolute and Benzoin Resin

Solstice is a very magical, contemplative blend of aromatics, by default adding more street cred to the "Ceremony" of Wet Shaving. A real aid in turning your shave den into a truly sacred space.

This my friends is the kit that seals the deal! 

Looking to get friends and family into the hobby or just making a valiant effort to show them a better way? Maybe this is for you and you're interested in finding out what all the Wet Shaving buzz is about? Or maybe you are just tired of razor burn, ingrown hairs and razor bumps? (If these last 2 sound like you, hop down to "Taking Back Your Face".)  

The Perfect Gift for Holidays, Graduates, Fathers and Grooms!

Our kit is fully self contained in a handsome, magnetic clasp gift box, it contains everything one needs to get started; 1 Symmetry Straight Bar Razor, 1 Two Ounce CK-6 Ultra Premium Shave Soap, 1 One Ounce Aftershave/Cologne, 1 Green Ray Tribble Hybrid Synth Shaving Brush, Instructions, and 3.25 months worth of blades!

Did I also mention it looks really slick and need not even be wrapped...just slap a bow on it and BOOM, you just created a NEW Wet Shaver!

Taking Back Your Face

Ready to take the plunge into the wondrous world of Traditional Wet Shaving? With the prices of cartridge razors being what they are and the inferior "one size fits all" shaves they provide, millions of Men (and women) are returning back to time tested methods of shaving; Shave Soap, Shave Brush and Safety Razor!

"But I'm in a Club!"

Sure there are cartridge blade clubs you can join and save some cash, but is it really worth the subpar shave? 

If you are serious about really saving money and getting the best, healthiest shave possible, a safety razor is where it's at. First off, blades cost just pennies! That's right, 100 Double Edge Blades cost an average of $9-$15! Compare that to your club prices. Simply put, you have been paying far too much for the wrong tool for the job, that in the end, does more harm than good. 

More harm than good? Really?

Sadly, it looks that way folks. Before cartridge razors there was no talk of razor burn or ingrown hairs like there is today. They didn't even make products for such modern symptoms!
You see, every time you drag a blade across your face you take off a layer of skin. Is there any wonder why most men think they have sensitive skin and hate to shave? A cartridge is designed to cut with the first blade, lift with the second, cut with the third and so on...being cut so short the hair then drops way below the surface of the skin and and begs to become ingrown! (or is it lift, cut, lift, cut?)

Back to Basics

A safety razor requires just a single blade, you decide how many times it passes across your face. Most men do an average of two-three passes, reapplying warm lather with the brush in between passes.
Passes are usually With The Grain (WTG), then Across The Grain (XTG), and lastly, Against The Grain (ATG). That's right, I said against the grain! Unlike when using a multi-blade razor, it is actually ok to go against the grain with a safety razor.

Customize Your Shave
There are also thousands of brands of Double Edged Blades to choose from, so in time, you can find the one that works best for your own unique face, skin and hair doesn't need to be "One Size Fits All" fact, it never should have been!

Just Like blades, there are many types of safety razors, soaps and brushes to choose from too giving the consumer a truly customized shave, suited solely for them. You can't get that kind of shave from a cartridge razor, plus the process is quite enjoyable and has even been described as meditative...BONUS!

Traditional Shaving is Naturally Eco Friendly

Unlike shaving cream in a can, a shave soap contains no harsh chemicals like propellants and other things difficult to pronounce. There's is also zero waste left over, unlike those metal spray cans that make their way with those plastic razors into the landfill.

Then there's the natural exfoliating action of the brush lifting hairs, hydrating as well as lightly massaging the face in a warm lather, the perfect preparation for a shave; simply luxurious. You don't get this from that cold, sterile "goo in a can".

Feel Good About Making the Switch

Join the millions of men (and women) who have decided to take their shaves back from "Big Razor", free their faces and stop being slaves to inferior cartridge razor shaves!
  • Good for your face
  • Good for your wallet
  • Good for the planet
Where to Start?

Honestly, there is no better way to begin Traditional Wet Shaving than with one of our starter kits! Curated by a wet shaver for wet shavers, as it is with all our products. I mean it, this is finally a Traditional Wet Shaving Starter Kit with Some Soul!

I really took the time putting together what I would have loved to have had in my first shave kit...had there been starter kits back then!  Seriously, going cheap on this kit was not an option. Meaning, every component is one of our top sellers and customer favorites. Each piece has its own story and history and this kit is just another part of their evolution; the heart of shaving!


What's Inside?

First and foremost, The Symmetry Straight Bar Safety Razor

The Symmetry Straight Bar Safety Razor is a perfectly balanced, hefty, classic 3-piece design razor; beautifully chromed and laser etched with our Logo on the handle!

The handle is knurled to my personal specs, a standard that may be slightly higher than most due to the fact that I am a shower shaver and slipping is never good! This razor is really a terrific shaver for beginners, feels great in the hand, substantial and gives a damn fine shave. The Symmetry is one of our most popular, longest selling razors that you can feel good about gifting to that newb (or newbs) in your life!

Specs: Solid Brass Handle & Chrome Plated - Medium/Aggressive -  88 Grams - 3.75" L and Complete Handle - 3.5"  

Now what can you tell me about Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave?

• Zero Clove • 5 Years in development • Charred Oak Barrel Aged • Scent Notes Blended to Balance • Made with West Indian Bay Hydrosol • Hedione Seaweed Extract, Liquid Silk, & Aloe Vera 

This is not your grandpappy's drugstore aftershave!

Atomic Age Bay Rum has been over 5 years in the making, possibly 15-20 if you take into consideration my years prior being a Bay Rum wearer and connoisseur! Atomic Age is as fresh as a sea breeze and as spicy as a good rum; Masculine, Legendary and oh so Captain Hook!

Experience the difference, experience the future, experience Bay Rum the way it was meant to be, Atomic Age Bay Rum!

The Shave Soap

Our CK-6, Ultra Premium Formula is made up of some very Exotic Butters, Oils and Waxes from around the world: Kokum Butter, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Wax, Bacuri Butter, Cupuacu Butter and Murumuru Butter! Can you guess which are the Brazilian Beauties? [Hint: they sound like lyrics in a samba!]

"And that lather! It truly is remarkably good. I am seriously trying to cut back on shaving soaps, but after this shave I am thinking I somehow need more CK-6 shaving soaps. I’m very impressed. Thick, slick, wonderful lather that leaves my skin feeling exceptionally nice.

I highly recommend the CK-6 formula. Really striking." ~Michael Ham, Leisureguys Guide to Gourmet Shaving

I really can't say much else about how wonderful this formula is, just that if you are coming from the world of shave cream in a can, prepare for your head to explode!


The Green Ray Shave Brush: Stylish~Classic Retro~Affordable

The Green Ray is based on a rare, vintage brush from waaaaaaay back in the day. I really wanted the same feel and aesthetic as the original with just some slight modern tweaks.

That said, rather than do the resin handle in green and ivory like the original was, I opted to give the ivory part a patina type finish. This is actually the same state the color now is on the original in my collection. It really, REALLY adds to the weight of history you automatically feel when holding and using this bad boy! 

As for the Hybrid Tribble Synth Knot, I put an equal amount of time into it, if not more! In researching this brush I knew I wanted a high quality synthetic knot that would deliver but you would not need to baby. I mean, The Green Ray is certainly a looker, you are gonna want to take this with you everywhere and by using a durable synthetic knot you are able to do this worry free...but once again, I am getting ahead of myself!

It's pretty safe to say that Synth knots have really come a long way and have really, REALLY made some strides in their overall feel and performance in the past few years. I have been told by many of my customers that our Synths have replaced many of their beloved animal hair brushes, if that tells you anything.

Test knots consisted of bulbs and fans. Eventually I stumbled upon two of the Tribble Synth specimens, one Fan & one Bulb. It was a tough call, so much so I reached out to the manufacturer and asked that they create a hybrid of the two for me to test.

BOOM, best of both worlds blended! The new hybrid rated higher than all the other knots by a huge margin. In short, it checked off all the boxes: Super Soft tips, just the right amount of backbone, a fanning splay yet retained some punchiness, reminiscent of a horse hair knot but didn't tangle, great face latherer and great in a bowl or scuttle.

A really classy, bitch'n piece of shave tech for sure that any newb would be proud to own. 

Specs: Approx. Specs: Complete Length: 4.25" - Width at Widest point: 1.75" (44.45 mm) - Weight: 2.72 oz (77 grams) - Knot: 24mm - Loft Ht: 2.25"

A Great Gift to Yourself or Anyone!

Kit Contains: Handsome, Sturdy Gift Box, 1 Symmetry Straight Bar Razor, 1 Two Once Shave Soap, 1 One Ounce Aftershave/Cologne, 1 Green Ray Tribble Synth Shaving Brush - Instructions - 3 5-Pack DE Blades [Strangelets, Sharks & Voskhod]


Soap Ingredients: Potassium Stearate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoate, Aqua, Potassium Kokumate, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Shea Butterate, Potassium Castorate, Sodium Stearate, Potassium Cocoa Butterate, Potassium Avocadoate, Parfum [Fragrance]

Aftershave/Cologne Ingredients: Ingredients: Alcohol, West Indian Bay Hydrosol, Essential Oils,Fragrance Oils, Hedione, Seaweed Extract, Liquid Silk (non-animal source), Glycerin, Aloe Vera