NFR Want To Buy Straight Razor...

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  1. wik

    wik Member

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    try the shaving forum "the shave den" good info on the site.
    and "whipped dog" for inexpensive straight blades.
     
  2. Krusty

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    The wimmins love a manly man like krusty.....as long as I stays downwind of 'em.
     
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    Sounds kinda like a porno thread (not that I'd personally know, but I heeard of 'em)....you guys in the right place?
     
  4. TB

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    Why are you feeling your grandsons butt? :D

    I Have used a strait razor since the electric one I had in high school broke, and I got tired of using my belt knife. I paid way too much for it at a mall knife store, but by now, it's paid for itself many times over. It lends itself to good practical jokes too. A little ketchup in my hand gripping my neck and my wife.....no wait a minute, that one didn't turn out so good for me.

    Talk to an old barber, their supply houses probably have the best prices you'll find. I just use a leather belt for a strop, probably should buy a real one though, but it's done me well for 30 yrs. You do want a good stone to keep it good and sharp, but it sounds like you already know how to keep a knife sharp.
     
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    I've read good things about the razors from this guy. http://whippeddog.com/
    Youtube has some instructional videos as well. Have you tried a DE safety razor? They work great and I pay about 12 cents a blade. Each one lasts me about five shaves.
     
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  7. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Well Chad, you got me thinkin, I've been using a brush and soap for 20 years or more so maybe I should take the next step.
     
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    www.theartofshaving.com

    i know there is a store located in the Bellevue Square mall. they have everything from the new school to the old school.
     
  9. Krusty

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    The 'next step' is to stop shaving.
     
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    Is this kinda one a' them new things.....like liposuction? Keeriiist almighty!....next you kids will be getting electrolysis and facials! This can't be to attract wimmin (they're generally pretty satisfied if you just manage to restrain most of yer belches and farts). I'm worried about you young fellers.

    First time I come across some young baby-butt shaved flyfisherman sitting on the bank with a couple of cucumbers on his eyes is the day I quit fishin.
     
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    I shave with a Dovo. I have a couple others, but the Dovo is my bread and butter. However, every time I shave, this goes through my head...



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    I have to shave everyday for my job... But on the weekends I let it grow! The little bit that I can! haha and I'm not using a straight razor.. To dangerous for me.. So I started out with a safety razor.
     
  14. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    The twenty years I was in the Navy I had to shave every day too. I don't think I could have taken the time to shave with a straight razor every day. These days I shave whenever I want, so it's more for the manliness and novelty of it than anything else. Although the girlfriend definitely prefers me clean shaven.....
     
  15. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Well played, Jim!
     
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    My maternal Grandpa was a barber.
    My mother was the 2nd licensed woman barber in the state of Idaho back in 1960. A maternal great uncle was also a barber and my stepfather was a barber.
    I grew up around barbershops and came to hate them. I don't think I ever got an uninterrupted hair cut in all those years. If a customer came in I was kicked out of the chair. Hair cuts were a $1.50.
    I swept up more hair clippings than i care to remember.
    One good thing about being a barber's son was that they had Monday's off and I would go steel head fishing with my stepfather early Monday mornings and show up at school reeking of cured steel head eggs. I once caught a 17# steel head one Monday morning and took it's tail to 5th grade for afternoon show and tell to prove I had caught a big fish that morning.
    Mom is now 86 but she has kept her collection of straight razors and has many antiques in excellent condition.
    I don't think you could pry them from her unless she is dead.
     
  17. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Apistomaster, if you want those razors, well, good luck with that. It is cool to have something with that kind of history in the family.

    Is 'apisto' a reference to 'apistogramma'? I have a few agasazzi years ago. Really cool fish.
     

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