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    JohnnyCache's Avatar
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    What is the rationale for doing this?


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Like I said, to toughen the skin so as to reduce blisters or lacerations (more of an issue in bare-knuckle fighting than in glove fighting).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    So? What's your point? Jack Dempsey was not a scientist?
    No point, specifically, just posting an ancient remedy.

    And Kirk and DdlR, I recalled reading Dempsey bathed his face in the brine (which again, I seem to recall reading as a meat pickling solution) to reduce cutting.

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