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Going Back To A Safety Razor

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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Available For Parties TGT Supporter

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    Since all of the fancy multiple blade razor cartridges are now more costly than a box of ammo, I'm looking to going back to a double edge safety razor. I don't want a collectible, just one to use. I guess it's off to Ebay to see if I can find someone's grandpa's old razor.
     


  2. baboon

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    Single edge don't clog up as fast, which causes a double to dull faster. Keep you blade coated in baby oil, when not in use.
     
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  3. GoPappy

    GoPappy Active Member Lifetime Member

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    Not a chance I’ll ever go back to a “safety” razor. Too many nicks and cuts.

    Life is too short, and at this point in my life I’ve got more money than time.
     
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  4. Coiled

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  6. Kar98

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    Merkur Titanium handle, $50ish, box of 100 double edged safety blades by Wilkinson, $20ish, and you're good for a couple of years. Better shave by far than the disposable crap, for a fraction of the cost. And forget about Harry's. That's just a gimmick subscription owned by one of big manufacturers.
     
  7. skfullen

    skfullen In the woods... TGT Supporter

    I got back into shaving with a safety razor a few years back. That's what I learned on. In fact, dad taught me by removing the blade and putting Barbasol on my face and letting me "shave" it off.

    You can buy a pack of 100 safety blades pretty cheaply, and razors are reasonable. Soap is inexpensive.

    I wouldn't want to use one everyday, but now that I'm retired and shave two-three times a week it's worth it. It's definitely a closer shave.

    As far as cost, it's still cheaper to buy the box of 52 Schick double-edge razors at Sam's for about $25. That lasts you a year if you go through one disposable per week. But that lacks the novelty of whipping up your own soap with a badger hair brush and lathering it on.

    I think the safety razor takes us back to a era when we had more time to spend on luxuries and were not always trying to find ways to cut corners and save time. There was something about a hot towel on your face followed by a barber's shave that makes one feel pampered!
     
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  8. DyeF9

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    I use safety razors and straight razors. I greatly prefer them to Gillette and the like
     
  9. easy rider

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    I at first changed to a straight razor, but now use Merkur safety razor and feather blades.
     
  10. LminusV

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    Does anyone remember the medicine cabinets that had a slot to drop the used blades down into the wall?
     


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