Rai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 920 times:
This is somewhat related to my "electric razor” topic below, but not really. I was wondering if anyone has experience using those old safety razors that people used to shave with. If so, what is your opinion of them? How close was the shave compared to the disposable razors today (i.e. Mach 3)? Can you still buy them and if so, where? Thanks.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7856 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 884 times:
Looking at those old safety razors reminds me of those Bic single blade disposible razors. I suppose you'd get a decent shave if it was sharp, and a sharp blade seems to be pretty important. I wouldn't touch the damn thing if the blade has been used for 2 or 3 shaves.
This reminds of the scene in "The Royal Tenebaums" where Luke Wilson's character slits his wrists after shaving his beard and head with an old fashion "safety" razor... so it does have its advantages.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 875 times:
I'm scared shitless of using anything except my Mach 3 or an electric razor (none of which, give a close enough shave in my opinion) because I nicked myself pretty badly with a Bic I got at a Hyatt after I left my razor at home. Next rant, I think shaving cream is a total waste of time, hot water works just as well, and doesnt make a mess. My grandfather still uses a straight razor that he sharpens himself, I dont know why...
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 862 times:
In my opinion you can get a very good and close shave with just about any modern razor, be it a Mach 3 or one of those little disposable single blade Bic things (I love the Bic brand by the way!). And no, shaving cream is not a waste of time and makes a hell of a difference, too. While travelling with my dad last September, I shared foam with him (we decided to pack just one). His was a Czech-made brand he had bought in Brno. The first time I used it I was really disgusted. Our conversation was as follows:
Me: "Dad, this foam SUCKS!"
Dad: "Well, it's a lot cheaper than your usual Gillette foam..."
Me: "Yeah, but I gotta use DOUBLE!"