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    Manly Hobby or Poorly Repressed Death Wish?

    This laid-back steampunk just ordered his first straight razor. Ah the manly ritual of mixing basic morning grooming habits with a palsied knife-fight with one's own self-image!


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    I thought it was a great idea too- no more paying The Man for new razors! Then I tried it for a while and it was more difficult than I thought.

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    I thought this was about the justing league

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I thought it was a great idea too- no more paying The Man for new razors! Then I tried it for a while and it was more difficult than I thought.
    My hope is that, just like with martial arts, if I can force myself to practice for a couple weeks i'll settle into a routine of mild competence.

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    Tried a straight razor a few years back. Nowadays I part-time 'nutride' steampunk, but back then I was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, and was all about 'being muy macho' and doing things the (snicker) 'cowboy way'. I just couldn't get a decent shave with one, So, I stick with a safety razor now. (it's getting harder and harder to find double-edges these days... *sigh*).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I thought it was a great idea too- no more paying The Man for new razors! Then I tried it for a while and it was more difficult than I thought.
    I use a safety razor as a compromise. I still have to buy blades, but they're $2 for a 5-pack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    (it's getting harder and harder to find double-edges these days... *sigh*).
    They have a variety of stuff on VintageStraightRazor.com including safety razors. They might have what you're looking for.

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    Make sure it's professionally honed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middlefinger View Post
    Make sure it's professionally honed.
    Now this is some damn good advice. The razor that I bought was pretty expensive (although kind of lower end for a straight razor) but comes with free sharpening service, if I have the time to mail it in and wait for it to come back.

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    The only way to fly brother!

    Closest shave possible. Never need to pay for replacement blades. Macho as hell.

    What else could you want in a male grooming product?

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