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Old 02-13-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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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?



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Old 02-13-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:53 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2007, 07:54 PM   #4
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Nah, just a bad case of nosehairitis

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Old 02-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #5
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:02 PM   #6
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:05 PM   #7
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You could visit this link

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

just don't pay attention to the "cut throat" part but there is some good advice there, I think.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:19 PM   #10
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I've always wanted to try a straight razor, but I'm so clumsy.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:50 PM   #11
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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.
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.

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:59 PM   #12
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What's the Trick to a Straight Razor?

Down, not across.
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Old 02-13-2007, 09:07 PM   #13
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Down, not across.
You mean like this?

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Old 02-13-2007, 09:16 PM   #14
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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?



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





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