Stop the Bleeding

Accidents happen. Especially when it comes to shaving. But no matter how long you’ve been doing it, and believe us, we have been at this for decades now, every so often you get distracted, you zig when you should have zagged, and you need to treat a shaving nick. That’s why, no sooner did we mention our favorite razor, than we realized we should have let you in on a little secret: The Styptic Pencil.

We don’t know how long these puppies have been around, but we’re pretty sure your grandfather had one. And probably his father before him. They’re a true classic in the gentleman’s grooming kit, and just the type of secret this site was created to pass along!

So what are they? Well, technically they’re an antihemorrhagic agent, something you press against a shaving nick, causing the tissue to contract and the blood vessel to close up tight. But let’s just put this way, they’re magic. They’re also cheap as dirt and will last you a lifetime. Seriously, buy one of these, take care of it, and assuming you don’t lose it, they can toss it in your casket when you catch a ride on the brass-handled sedan. Our favorite is the Pinaud Clubman.

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