Safety Razors are for girly men.

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  1. Boobala

    Boobala Member

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    There's a difference between fetishising and just thinking something looks cool. But hey, thanks crapping on my thread.
     
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    Nothing like a clean cut after one of those that is perfectly sharp.

    Everyman should at least have had his shaving down old school style to remind yourself of a time nearly forgotten.

    It was a more like a peaceful ritual of a morning than a chore like we treat it today.
     
  3. Brian D

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    That's some beautiful work, for sure!
     
  4. Blix

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    I have a straight razor which is almost 200 years old, quite amazing using something that old.
     
  5. jazzguitar14

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    My wife is a barber and uses a straight razor daily. Its fun to get a straight shave every now and then. Those blades look great.

    I once had a very gay Hispanic barber "cut me up tight." It was hilarious, Im fairly rough around the edges but my absolutely perfect 2cm mustache and beard was a work of art...
     
  6. cruster

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    My grandfather used to shave with a straight razor. The leather strop did double duty as a means of punishment. Good times.

    I asked my barber once if he shaved with a straight razor. He said, "No f*cking way. One slip, you open up your neck and it's all over." Didn't make me feel real comfortable about him shaving me, but he does a great job and I haven't bled to death in his chair. Yet.
     
  7. Polynitro

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    um those arent safety razors. Safety razors as the name implies have a safety component to them which keeps the blade from being exposed for
    the purpose of , well, safety.
    :huh
     
  8. Blix

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    No, these aren't safety razors, that's the whole point of this thread ;)
     
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    oh. i see...lol ,i havent had my coffee yet.

    has anyone seen the show big giant swords? this reminded me of that
     
  10. tholmes

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    Those are exceptioally cool old razors!

    But there's no way I would attempt to shave with one of those.

    Tom
     
  11. Blix

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    All those straights are modern, no historic razors looks like that. :)
     
  12. AdrenalinJunkie

    AdrenalinJunkie Silver Supporting Member

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    So they've been relic'd?
     
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    Shaving is for girly men.
     
  14. Stike

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    I wish women would stop shaving to look like little girls.
     
  15. Tuberoast

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    Nice razors...what's wrong with girly men?
     
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    I own about a dozen pre-1820 "wedge" straight razors and about the same amount of mid-1800s "meat chopper" straight razors. I've shaved with both types, but for daily use, I have a Wade & Butcher 8/8 that dates to the late 1800s and a relatively modern Thiers Issard.
     
  17. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    do those things come with a coupon for a free tetanus shot?
     
  18. Mr. Kite

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    I have never shaved with one of those. Dang it! I hate being a girly man! :cry:

    edit: We need a really good girly man smiley.
     
  19. losangeles33

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    I pull each hair out by hand. Like real men did before razors.
     

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