Rai
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Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:11 am

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.






 
Turbolet
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:16 am

Why would you want to use one of these?
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:32 am

Gilette Mach 3, its the best a man can get!!

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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:39 am

When did you start shaving, EGGD?
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EGGD
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:48 am

When I was 14.

But I started with a Wilkinson Sword... thing. It was pretty sweet but wasn't a very close shave.
 
Rai
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:49 am

Mach 3 is great, bit what about those beauties above?
 
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 9:26 am

Rai - To be brutally honest, they scare the shit outta me  Wow!
 
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 1:01 pm

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.
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Sun Jan 19, 2003 2:31 pm

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...
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Turbolet
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RE: Old Safety Razors

Mon Jan 20, 2003 5:53 am

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!"

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