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Old 01-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #76
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Straight razor? What have you got against gay razors?

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Old 01-16-2010, 05:22 PM   #77
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I use my skinner knife that Smithy made me for shaving, so I can't help you.
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:22 PM   #78
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I use my skinner knife that Smithy made me for shaving, so I can't help you.









I've actually been kicking around the idea of making some small blades; razors, kiridashi's, etc. Need to ease back into the hammer swing before I work up anything bigger.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:36 PM   #80
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I hate threads like this.

I have a beard. Yet I'm now googling Tabac soap pucks, a brush and a bowl.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:42 PM   #81
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I hate threads like this.

I have a beard. Yet I'm now googling Tabac soap pucks, a brush and a bowl.

you should shave.

youll look younger.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:44 PM   #82
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you should shave.

youll look younger.
You just want to smell the Tabac on my skin.
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:53 PM   #83
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A few years back I was dismayed at the lack of longevity of the various blade razors on the market and how 2 blades went to 3, then 4, then 5...etc all the while cost skyrocketed for something that lasted two to three shaves. So I told my barber that I was going to buy a straight razor and he laughed. He said he would loan me one, which he did. He explained that face prep is the key and that he could shave my face with a dull butter knife if it was properly prepped.

So I tried the straight razor and while I did not slit my throat, it was next to impossible for me to get a good shave. Faces just have too many curves and getting that perfect angle was a bitch.

So I gave him back his straight edge and he told me to get a Merkur. A proper safety razor. It cost around $80 bucks. A pack of 10 blades is around $5-7 bucks and I can shave for two to three weeks with one blade. I've tried various other brands of blades and while they work well I keep coming back to the Merkur blades.

You might want to try that route.




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Old 01-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #84
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There is a reason that they invented razors with replaceable cartridges. They shave even closer than the average straight razor with zero chance of cutting a major artery.



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you should shave.

youll look younger.
I tried that a few months ago. Younger, yes. Better, no. One of my kids thought I looked better shaved, but everyone else thought I looked better with the beard.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:01 PM   #85
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Those things totally freak me out. I've used them. Throwing them away is a safety concern. And I can't shake visions of sliced off fingers and stuff (when we were young my sister cut herself pretty badly with one. That's why she decided to go with a mustache, but that's another story.)
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:06 PM   #86
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Those things totally freak me out. I've used them. Throwing them away is a safety concern. And I can't shake visions of sliced off fingers and stuff (when we were young my sister cut herself pretty badly with one. That's why she decided to go with a mustache, but that's another story.)
Ever been in the bathroom of an old house and seen a metal cover on the wall that's the size of a light switch cover and has a narrow slot? It's for disposing of razor blades inside the wall.
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Those things totally freak me out. I've used them. Throwing them away is a safety concern. And I can't shake visions of sliced off fingers and stuff (when we were young my sister cut herself pretty badly with one. That's why she decided to go with a mustache, but that's another story.)

i an get you a sharps container, dumb ass.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:11 PM   #88
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Ever been in the bathroom of an old house and seen a metal cover on the wall that's the size of a light switch cover and has a narrow slot? It's for disposing of razor blades inside the wall.
Now that you mention it, I do remember devices for disposing of old blades. On the old blade dispensers I think you slid your used blade into the bottom. It's been a long time.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #89
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i an get you a sharps container, dumb ass.
If I've told you once I've told you a thousand times, I'm not shaving my ass, no matter how much you like it like that.

Actually, if I did use this stuff I'd just use the soap puck and brush but a modern safety razor.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:41 PM   #90
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I'm also a big fan of the Merkur handle and blades. A bit of an outlay, but really inexpensive, compared to the "disposable" blades, after a short while.
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