General Information

When we say that we manufacture all of our hand-crafted shaving accessories ourselves, we mean it. We take pride in placing our logo exclusively on products that we design and process by hand and we have never used low-priced bulk parts. For that reason, we know our products inside and out and we are happy to share information on selected topics in the following.

Wet Shaving

Wet shaving is the most efficient method to shorten facial hair. For a perfect result, the beard needs to first be softened. Apply a small amount of PILS shaving soap directly to your skin using a shaving brush and work up a rich, creamy lather. Allow the lather to lubricate your skin and soften your facial hair for about 2-3 minutes. Refresh the lather by moving the brush over your skin in a circular motion and start shaving instantly. With this preparation, the razor blade will cut every single hair gently and thoroughly, without injuring your skin. Rinse any leftover soap with water and apply the soothing PILS aftershave products.

Manufacturing

PILS products owe their high quality primarily to the large amount of time and care we invest in their manufacturing. Our brush maker is one of the last to master the artful craft of making a superior brush head from badger hair. In this process, a metal ring is placed over the hand-aligned hair and fixed with a special adhesive. PILS razors are perfectly compatible with off-the-shelf razor blades and blade systems. We combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology: the manual processing of machine-made precision parts makes every single product unique. Another masterpiece are our PILS shaving stands. A sophisticated system ensures that brush and razor stay in place. All surfaces are processed until they meet our high standards. These and many other elaborate working steps distinguish us from other manufacturers.

Materials

In the selection of materials for our products, we carefully consider and analyze which material is best suited for a particular purpose. For our shaving brushes, we use only the best hair available on the world market. Our razors, brush handles and shaving stands are exclusively made from parts that withstand daily strain for years and can be replaced if necessary. Our brass parts are covered with extra thick layers of real gold or nickel and we use stainless steel and acrylic glass components of the highest quality only. We are also specialized in the manufacturing of individualized articles, custom-made from platinum, solid gold or other precious metals.