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  • Davek0974
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    Man-up!

    I just use a craft knife to get rid of most of the stubble then a quick whiz with the cordless angle-grinder and I'm good to go


    Or if you must, just use and electric shaver.

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  • Black_Moons
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    Originally posted by boslab View Post
    I remember a shop in London that specialised in shaving, they sold all sorts of razors, but the best seller of the straight razors was the lagoule "singing" razor, that was one sharp beast!, and expensive.
    They had a cutthroat shaving competition there, they looked for volunteers to be speed shaved, I couldn't imagine sitting in that chair!
    Mark
    AHHHH [email protected]#$%@#()@#). god that is some nightmare fuel. I hope they had paramedics, blood donors and a priest standing by..

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  • Daveb
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    Originally posted by Alistair Hosie View Post
    Wow do any of you up and coming cheapskates use both sides of the toilet paper, like they do in India ? LOL Alistair
    Only if we've read both sides.

    Never been able to get on with multiple blade razors, they clog. Single blades OK

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  • fjk
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    Originally posted by boslab View Post
    I remember a shop in London that specialised in shaving, they sold all sorts of razors, but the best seller of the straight razors was the lagoule "singing" razor, that was one sharp beast!, and expensive.
    They had a cutthroat shaving competition there, they looked for volunteers to be speed shaved, I couldn't imagine sitting in that chair!
    Mark
    Trumpers?

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  • Prokop
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    Straight razor lasts forever, not just a year. That's what I am using.

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  • MichaelP
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    Originally posted by Glug View Post
    Entirely on topic to HSM. Italian master makes straight razors. Great technique and methodical approach, wonderful shop.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJENBAB85EE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DJedrjeK4
    Absolutely mesmerizing. Thank you.

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  • wtrueman
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    Kinda dragging this out but I started out 50 some years ago with an electric. I think I shaved so hard I had my hair become in grown. Changed to the cheapest 10 or 20 throwaway pack sold. Still use them in the shower. I do have to admit though that I shower only for about 10 minutes and shave near the end. The throw a ways last me about two months. Wayne.

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  • Glug
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    Entirely on topic to HSM. Italian master makes straight razors. Great technique and methodical approach, wonderful shop.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJENBAB85EE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6DJedrjeK4

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  • PixMan
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    Well I guess I the most foolhardy, wasteful one among us because I use the latest 5-blade from Gillette and LOVE the close shave I get. Yes, I have used single-edge, double-edge and others, but nothing has ever given me the comfortable close shave I get now. I change the (uber expensive) blade cartridge about once every 3 months. It doesn't ever clog up on me either.

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  • Mark Rand
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    I find that scissors used once a month or so are all that are needed to control facial hair. Razor blades are far too useful in the workshop to be wasted in the bathroom.

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  • boslab
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    I remember a shop in London that specialised in shaving, they sold all sorts of razors, but the best seller of the straight razors was the lagoule "singing" razor, that was one sharp beast!, and expensive.
    They had a cutthroat shaving competition there, they looked for volunteers to be speed shaved, I couldn't imagine sitting in that chair!
    Mark

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  • paul463
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    Double edge blades are sharp as all hell. Feathers are said to be the sharpest and you won't get them at walmart, but there are tons of options available online.
    And they aren't expensive at all, I spent $10 on a sampler pack of different brands 2 years ago, I still have half of them left. I'll never spend money on a disposable again.
    Last edited by paul463; 12-14-2014, 05:51 PM.

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  • lynnl
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    For about the last two years I've made it a practice to vigorously wash my face with soap and hot water prior to shaving; previously I would just soak my face with a hot, wet wash cloth.
    Frankly, I can't tell that it made a bit of difference, either in the closeness or comfort of the shave, or in extending the life of the razor.

    I use the Schick Quattro, four bladed disposable razor, which I really like, other than the clogging that sometimes occurs. Typically I'll get about 3 months' use before it starts dragging and feeling dull.

    I've been seeing a TV ad, done by a guy on one of the Pawn Shop programs, touting one of the old style double edge type razors. That would eliminate the issue with the clogging, as in the multi-blade arrangement. Anybody here use those? Has the grinding/sharpening technology for double edge blades improved in recent years?

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  • brian Rupnow
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    I remember my dad 'sharpening' a double edge Gilette razor blade by setting it inside a round waterglass and rubbing it back and forth around the inside curve with his thumb. I was far too young to shave then, and I don't know how effective it was, but I remember him doing it.

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  • mattthemuppet
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    Originally posted by Alistair Hosie View Post
    Wow do any of you up and coming cheapskates use both sides of the toilet paper, like they do in India ? LOL Alistair
    No, but I do get four uses our of my underpants! (Cue someone saying "what, you use underpants?")

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