|Forum topic by newbiewoodworker||posted 11-13-2011 03:59 AM||2731 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
11-13-2011 03:59 AM
*For some reason I cannot remember if I made a similar post about this once upon a time…
With the holiday season coming up, I have begun contemplating my wish list.. I shall soon be moving into an apartment, so tools are out.
One thing that came to mind was my absolute hatred for those confangled 20 blade disposable razors that I have been using, which force you to shave up-down-side-to-side, and still touch it up in 20 minutes… So my thought was, why not upgrade to a more archaic form that is generally known to provide a better shave, an old fashioned safety razor. The kind which was popular prior to the cartridge razor.
This may sound insane for some of you. However for others this might ring true for all of us whose face always tends to express its hate for us after shaving…
Another plus is blades seem to be a lot cheaper compared to the price of cartridges(less than $1 a blade vs nearly $5 a cartridge for my current POS razor..)
I was also thinking of maybe a brush and some decent shaving soap, vs that spray can stuff….
However it is here where my head begins to spin: Merkur vs Jagger vs Muhle vs Parker, and so on… and then of course you have 10 different sharpnesses of blade, etc.
I was hoping maybe a few of you could shed some light on this situation.
Based on some of the other topics, I know a few of you use them, and I know some use straight razors. I personally would be afraid of the latter, since I certainly didn’t inherit Irish luck, but rather with my luck I would..slip.. lol…
Obviously I am not looking for the 24 carrot Ivory handled one with the built in necktie tier and the adjustable butt scratcher, however at the same time nothing plastic…
Any ideas….? And yes, being a teenager asking about this, I am sure a few of you are already betting my next post will be asking about suspenders and a replica Mr. Rogers sweater…
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