Shaving with a straight razor?

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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by Grey dog » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:40 pm

I used a straight razor for a bit. Stropping it to keep it sharp wasn't that difficult. I just used a piece of plain leather. Also used a Gerber skinning knife a few times(If you want to play tough, dry shave with a skinning knife). In general, I hate shaving, and always have. I now use cheap disposable razors (the girl ones dont give razor burn as bad), once or twice a week, around the edges of the beard and on my neck. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I cant tell that much difference between the cheap disposables, and the more expensive ones. I use them until they start getting grabby on the hair, maybe a couple months on each one. I can't remember how long it's been since I bought the last bulk pack of cheapies. A can of gillette shaving slickem lasts a long time also. Maybe a couple cans a year. I don't intend to go back to a straight razor. A couple years supplies would cost maybe $20 for me. If conditions ever become such that I can't get the regular supplies, I reckon I'll just trim up with scissors.

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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by Resolute » Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:00 am

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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by razi » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:58 am

Sadly, my depth perception isn't good enough that I trust myself with one of these. Maybe one day...
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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by piratetech » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:26 pm

shaving! ha!
I wanna stand between Necro and USMC for the ultimate "blow" job... wait... that came out wrong... :lol: -Grand94Jeep

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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by SweetTea » Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:27 am

razi wrote:Sadly, my depth perception isn't good enough that I trust myself with one of these. Maybe one day...
Yeah, the guy at MEPS said my depth perception sucks, so this idea might be getting tabled.
amd2800barton wrote:
LakotaJones wrote:Holy shit. I always thought Sweet Tea was a girl...
actually so did I. Didn't want to be the first one to say anything :P
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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by Saltcreek » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:54 pm

I tried using a straight razor, but what with needing a strop, razor hone and all that, I thought why bother. Instead I went back to a double edge Gillette razor. I can get 10 new blades for $1.50 and bought a stock to last until I'm dead. No more sharpening and no worry about damaging the straight razor edge by dropping it, and no stone and strop to pack.

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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by sferrari » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:11 am

If one became proficient at using a straight razor they might even be able to use shaves as a barter commodity. "Hey buddy, you have both an abundance of beer, and facial hair. I'll trade you a shave for a couple brews." You know...
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Re: Shaving with a straight razor?

Post by iMack » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:45 am

nfa wrote:When zombie roam the Earth, I plan to stop shaving once and for all...fuck my ugly 4-color beard, and anyone who mocks me!!!

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ROFL, I'm sure my beard will be the last thing I'll worry about if TSHTF.

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