Shaving Accessories

In the annals of grooming history, shaving can be traced back as far as ancient Egypt when a combination of creams, essential oils, and pumice stones were used to remove hair from unwanted places. But it was Alexander the Great who popularized the grooming ritual when he encouraged soldiers under his command to shave their heads and faces to prevent enemies from grasping a handful of hair in hand-to-hand combat.

Since then, shaving has been elevated to an art form and science. Today, shaving tools take myriad forms from bare-bones single-bladed straight razors sharpened by a leather strop to high-tech devices like the Philips Norelco electric razor.

Whether the traditional double-edge safety razors and shaving soap of a wet shave, or more modern offerings including the range of Gillette products, an interest in shaving products has never flagged. Now, shaving items from antique straight razors and handcrafted badger-hair shaving brushes to once-cutting-edge mid-century "butterfly" razors attract the attention of aficionados the world over.


Quick Facts

  • Prehistoric man is thought to have shaved using the edge of clam shells, sharpened flint stone, and shark teeth
  • In February 2008, a vintage occupational shaving mug with a horse-drawn ambulance theme set a new record, selling at W. Yoder Auctions for $29,000. The mug is one of only two known to exist
  • In October 2013, former United States President John F. Kennedy's elegant monogrammed brass Gillette shaving kit sold at an RR Auction for $27,600. The kit was frequently used from his youth through the White House years

Recommended Items at Auction

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F. A. Slauberg New York Straight Razor
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
F. A. Slauberg New York Straight Razor
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
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VINTAGE SHAVING MIRROR WITH MUG & BRUSH
Oct 21, 9:30 AM AEST
VINTAGE SHAVING MIRROR WITH MUG & BRUSH
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD101 Bid
A Razor
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Razor
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $10- $100
$100 Bids
A Faux Turtle Shell Handle Straight Razor
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A Faux Turtle Shell Handle Straight Razor
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
A German Razor
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
A German Razor
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
VINTAGE GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CO. WOOD AND GLASS DISPLAY CASE " PICKUP ONLY"
Oct 22, 4:00 PM EDT
VINTAGE GILLETTE SAFETY RAZOR CO. WOOD AND GLASS DISPLAY CASE " PICKUP ONLY"
by Diefenderfer Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$40 Bids
ANTIQUE MADE IN GERMANY SHAVING MUG
Oct 22, 4:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE MADE IN GERMANY SHAVING MUG
by Diefenderfer Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
EARLY 1800S STRAIGHT RAZOR BELONGING TO GENERAL
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
EARLY 1800S STRAIGHT RAZOR BELONGING TO GENERAL
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
Shumate's Tungsten Razor
Oct 17, 1:00 PM EDT
Shumate's Tungsten Razor
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $45- $450
$450 Bids
Group of Straight Razors
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Group of Straight Razors
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
ANTIQUE COLGATE & CO. WOOD SHAVING SOAP BOX
Nov 07, 1:00 PM EDT
ANTIQUE COLGATE & CO. WOOD SHAVING SOAP BOX
by Simonetta Auction Service
Est: $60- $120
$40 Bids
Lot including bells, sad iron, razor and misc items.
Oct 20, 9:00 AM EDT
Lot including bells, sad iron, razor and misc items.
by Apple Tree Auction Center
Est: $0- $0
$50 Bids
Lot of 3 J.A. Henckels Straight Razors
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Lot of 3 J.A. Henckels Straight Razors
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $150- $200
$500 Bids
Lot of 2 J.A. Henckels Straight Razors, & Safety
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Lot of 2 J.A. Henckels Straight Razors, & Safety
by Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry
Est: $150- $200
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Shaving Accessories


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Il Ponte Auction House

Il Ponte Auction House

Diefenderfer Auction Company

Diefenderfer Auction Company

Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry

Gulfcoast Coin and Jewelry