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Mosin 03-21-2012 03:09 AM

Safety razor
 
My ex just bought me a safety razor as a gift.

http://www.goodfella.com/best-shaving-razor-kit.html

Does anyone have any experience using these? Tips? I haven't used it yet, but tomorrow morning I'll have a go at it. Overall, so far it looks good, nice weight and balance. It's the whole badger brush/soap thing I've never used before.

orangello 03-21-2012 03:15 AM

Init for the pictures. :D
My father still uses one of those "safety" razors; I would feel safer using a straight-bladed razor.

rigjumpr 03-21-2012 03:21 AM

Yep my first real razor after the pop-sicle sticks I found the one without the “comb” much better still have it to pass down to my grandson. Use plenty of foam/soap.

steve666 03-21-2012 12:36 PM

I use one every day, twice if I'm going somewhere nice in the evening. Be sure to change blades regularly, a sharp blade makes a big difference. You can buy blades in quantity on eBay (I get the Wilkinson ones). Check out this from "The Art of Manliness": http://artofmanliness.com/2008/01/04/how-to-shave-like-your-grandpa/

winds-of-change 03-21-2012 12:48 PM

Why would your "ex" buy you a safety razor? :confused:

Mosin 03-21-2012 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by winds-of-change (Post 747046)
Why would your "ex" buy you a safety razor? :confused:

Were still friends. It was an amicable separation. I'm a merchant marine, and she didn't want to deal with the whole being at sea for 4-8 months a year. I'm okay with that, I understand it's hard.

JonM 03-21-2012 01:35 PM

Not sure i would use one of those on a boat...

The reason its called a safety razor is because you can still mangle yourself but not cut deep enough to kill yourself. Its barely better than a straight edge safety wise but gives a realllly good shave. You dont really nick yourself with one so much as slice your face open.

Mosin 03-21-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 747062)
Not sure i would use one of those on a boat...

The reason its called a safety razor is because you can still mangle yourself but not cut deep enough to kill yourself. Its barely better than a straight edge safety wise but gives a realllly good shave. You dont really nick yourself with one so much as slice your face open.

I don't shave at sea. I prefer to go all wild man while I'm away from the civilized world. Thanks for the heads up though.:)

Trez 03-21-2012 05:10 PM

Its really not that hard.. I still use one of those "safety razors" when im in a hurry and dont want to use my straight razor..

Misfire 03-21-2012 05:35 PM

What's a razor?


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