Who We Are & What We Do!

The Copper Hat is a husband and wife endeavor situated in Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC. We created The Copper Hat because of our own frustration that came from shaving with typical drug store supplies.

We each struggled with extreme skin types, one oily and one sensitive & dry. We were overwhelmed by the increasing cost of multi-blade cartridge razors and the terror cheaper razors reigned on our skin. When Brad started a job that required him to be clean shaven every day, he took matters into his own hands. He tracked down his first vintage double-edged razor and a shaving brush and, for the next several months, his most common saying to Kate was “feel how smooth my face is!” After observing Brads excitement, Kate began wet shaving and could also never go back to the drug store habit.

We started The Copper Hat because we know that we are not the only people who are tired of spending too much money on large blade cartridges that will just be thrown away. Although recent technology has brought us 5 blade razors, vibrating blades, and razors with built-in shave foam, the finesse of this personal care routine seems to have been lost in the fast-paced chaos of our daily lives. We stock high quality razors, blades, soaps, and other shaving supplies so that you can enjoy a personalized shave that is suited to your hair and skin type.

Our goal is to help you feel the benefits of shaving with high quality products, whatever skin type you have, without spending a fortune. For that reason, a number of our razors are vintage, but still in excellent shaving condition. Not only are they more economical than many new safety razors, they were also crafted with time-tested materials and each has its own history.

Alongside our razors we stock our specialty product, our very own lathe-turned shaving brushes. We turn most of our brushes from wood, but we are also delving into the world of stone, acrylic and nylon. Our high quality brushes are set with premium silver tipped badger hair, and we are also beginning to work with synthetic bristles and horse hair.

The Copper Hat endeavors to bring the class back to shaving by supplying you with excellent products to enjoy every time you shave. We believe that by taking the time to prepare the skin and shave using appropriate techniques and quality supplies, one can achieve a magnificent shave while promoting and maintaining healthy skin, free of dryness, razor burn, and excess oil.

Please take a look at our “What is Wet Shaving?” section to learn all about this skin care lifestyle.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Shaving!

Kate & Brad