Cut-throat razor

  • davemancheste...

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    Jul 24, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    Do any guys use a cut throat razor for shaving?

    Razor heads and disposables are so expensive (and not particularly good for the environment). I'm considering a change.

    David
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    Jul 24, 2011 10:12 PM GMT
    Sounds like a Saw accessory icon_eek.gif
  • davemancheste...

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    Jul 24, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
    That's what we call 'em over here. You know the old fashioned razors that have to be sharpened with a strop.
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    Jul 24, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    It feels nice when the barber pulls out the cut throat - I wouldn't use one myself though.
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    Jul 24, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    Sounds scary. I'm considering an alternate route and try a safety razor.

    http://artofmanliness.com/2008/01/04/how-to-shave-like-your-grandpa/
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    Jul 24, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    I get scared when my barber pulls out the razor haha icon_lol.gif
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 25, 2011 1:47 AM GMT
    My father used one, and lived. Just sharpening it with the strop looked like a death-defying act, with the other wrist coming so close. I'm still trying to find a cologne that has the manly soapy smell of the lather he worked up with the badger bristles though.

    Anyway, I nick myself with the electric razor! I value my face too much, as marginal as it is, to go at it with one of those ninja suicide blades. It's the nerves I guess. My hands do things suddenly for no reason. I could slice off an entire cheek!.
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    Norelco: It doesn't really shave as close as a blade, but it's worth the price. icon_lol.gif
  • LJay

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    Jul 25, 2011 2:23 AM GMT
    I've thought about using a safety razor with disposable blades--sort of a compromise. Just don't think I am brave enough to take up using a stright razor.

    The plastic disposables put a lot of plastic in the trash and most of them don't do that good a job anyway.

    I do use a piece of shaving soap and a shaving brush. Add a little hot water and whip up a lather. The brush helps to scrub your face. And the whole rig is cheaper than aerosol cans of foam after you buy the brush. I don't have a shaving cup, so I use a deep ramekin and it works well.
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    Jul 25, 2011 5:51 AM GMT
    I've got some "inherited" ones. Never worked up the courage to try them out.
  • davemancheste...

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    Jul 25, 2011 6:41 PM GMT
    I'm maybe a bit too used to 5 blades and an aloe vera strip.