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RumRunner 02-13-2007 07:49 PM

Getting it straight-- the razor obsessed shaving megathread
 
Ya know, those FF's at Gillette can give us 2 blades, then 3 blades and now 4 blades but do you think they can make a razor that lasts more than two or three shaves?

Frigg'n engineered obselesance I tell ya. Another grubby hand in my pocket sucking my $$$ away.

So what's the skill required for a straight razor?

Anyone here slit themselves open?

How much toilet paper does it take to stop a bleeder?



DW

Motornoggin 02-13-2007 07:51 PM

The sharper it is, the safer it will be.

GTomic 02-13-2007 07:53 PM

For shaving or murder?

RumRunner 02-13-2007 07:54 PM

Nah, just a bad case of nosehairitis:D

DW

SkylineKeith 02-13-2007 07:55 PM

Cue the theme for West Side Story...

lewismedlock 02-13-2007 08:02 PM

Keep it in your shoe

RedneckGirl 02-13-2007 08:05 PM

You could visit this link

http://www.cutthroatrazor.com/guide.html

just don't pay attention to the "cut throat" part :lol3 but there is some good advice there, I think.

Anorak 02-13-2007 08:12 PM

I shave with one when I have the time. The best shave for me is to first use a mach3 and then make another pass with the straight razor. It doesn't knock down stubble very well. You better like blades to use one.

Barkmagnet 02-13-2007 08:17 PM

Do Barbers still do facial shaving? I remember as a kid watching them run the razor back and forth on the leather to sharpen it for the man next to me. I always wanted to go to a barber for a hair cut and shave but all I can find is barbers that cut hair. Is this a lost art ? I don't dare try it myself with a straight razor. :eek1

blackbirdzach 02-13-2007 08:19 PM

I've always wanted to try a straight razor, but I'm so clumsy. :shog

martoonisotu 02-13-2007 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barkmagnet
Do Barbers still do facial shaving? I remember as a kid watching them run the razor back and forth on the leather to sharpen it for the man next to me. I always wanted to go to a barber for a hair cut and shave but all I can find is barbers that cut hair. Is this a lost art ? I don't dare try it myself with a straight razor. :eek1

Your state sets the law on this I believe. Consult your local barber shop and inquire the hairy-knuckled older gentleman.

I've shaven with an old straight razor of my grandpa's a few times...keep it sharp, make gradual adjustments until you find the right angle, and ALWAYS move in a perpendictular direction to the edge of the blade.

Anything else is suicide.

Jonnylotto 02-13-2007 08:59 PM

What's the Trick to a Straight Razor?
 
Down, not across.

mountain eagle 02-13-2007 09:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonnylotto
Down, not across.

You mean like this?

http://bluetyr.smugmug.com/photos/129572223-L.gif

summerinmaine 02-13-2007 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RumRunner
Ya know, those FF's at Gillette can give us 2 blades, then 3 blades and now 4 blades but do you think they can make a razor that lasts more than two or three shaves?

Frigg'n engineered obselesance I tell ya. Another grubby hand in my pocket sucking my $$$ away.

So what's the skill required for a straight razor?

Anyone here slit themselves open?

How much toilet paper does it take to stop a bleeder?

http://homedir-a.libsyn.com/podcasts...ges/razor1.jpg

DW


I use a Gilette Sensor Excel (two blades, no waiting) and shave in the shower every morning, using a shower mirror:

http://doodlemonger.com/i/photos/shaving_mirror.jpg



I change my blade about once every four to six weeks.

green hell 02-13-2007 09:27 PM

not slicing yer fucking throat; that's the trick.


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