Cut-throat shaving

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Fireblade96 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:02 pm

Excellent timing - I was just wondering whether there was a better (more traditional/stylish/cheaper...) shaving solution than ridiculously multi-bladed Gillette contraptions. I'm not sure I'm ready to risk a cutthroat razor in my usual morning rush, but a safety razor was on the cards. I'll have a gander at some of those suggestions, any more recommendations welcome.

I switched to old-skool shaving soap and badger-bristle brush years ago. And if I catch the badger that sh@t on my verandah last night, I'll be able to make a few more brushes :twisted:
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby clarkey cat » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:02 pm

Suzyb - shaving yourself?

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:02 pm

suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.


Tell that to my wife. She was 'doing her bikini area' and was left with a nasty gash
:shock:
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:03 pm

suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.

There are too many ways to interpret this post. :)

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby kelsen » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:05 pm

suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.

Dammit! Beaten to the post by quicker and smuttier minds!

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby UndercoverElephant » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:06 pm

Underscore wrote:Having said that, the Muhle R89 is basically the same as the Edwin Jagger DE89 that I have but more expensive, so you may have a point... :)


:D I prefer the knurled handle of mine, and when I bought it, a couple of years ago, the Edwin Jagger one was by far the more expensive. Don't know why that's changed. Either way, very nice razor.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby JamesB5446 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:14 pm

I've got a safety razor and one of these:
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Might get a proper straight razor.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby craprider » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:17 pm

suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.


I read all the way through undecided (thought of getting a blade for ages)

then in this simple sentence my mind has been made up.....

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby airbag » Mon Oct 01, 2012 16:41 pm

Kieran_Burns wrote:Is there ANYTHING that can be bought that we don't have a complete snob on this forum for?

Honestly - you lot.... coffee, shaving, watches, bloody MOISTURISER.

I'm going to go and buy some white sliced bread from Aldi.


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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby suzyb » Mon Oct 01, 2012 17:33 pm

clarkey cat wrote:Suzyb - shaving yourself?

It's winter now. No more shaving till next year for me :wink:

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby CiB » Mon Oct 01, 2012 17:46 pm

Next year? Anyone else have a mental image of a burst sofa?

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby walkingbootweather » Mon Oct 01, 2012 17:58 pm

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby merkin » Mon Oct 01, 2012 18:36 pm

walkingbootweather wrote:
suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.


Tell that to my wife. She was 'doing her bikini area' and was left with a nasty gash
:shock:

I think that was supposed to be there. :shock:

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby roger merriman » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:05 pm

Beard!

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Asprilla » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:16 pm

merkin wrote:
walkingbootweather wrote:
suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.


Tell that to my wife. She was 'doing her bikini area' and was left with a nasty gash
:shock:

I think that was supposed to be there. :shock:


If anyone would know it would be a merkin.....

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Oct 01, 2012 19:40 pm

walkingbootweather wrote:
suzyb wrote:As a ladee I'll just mention, shaving with a cut throat is sexier.


Tell that to my wife. She was 'doing her bikini area' and was left with a nasty gash
:shock:


Is that the kind of thing you WANT to be sharing on a public forum?????

http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meanin ... on-of/gash

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby SteppenHerring » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:06 pm

How would you do round your knees?
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby vitesse169 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:09 pm

I've used a mach 3 turbo for years now, and swear by it. About 3 years ago I got a 'razor pit' from mankind (male grooming website) for about £20. 1 blade now lasts for over 4 months - the blade is cleaned/honed on the silicone base of the 'pit' - best thing since sliced bread. As far as the cut-throat bit is concerned, I have had a few close shaves at a turkish barber shop. They are best when I have 2-3 days growth and then a CT shave - really smooth for about 2 days.

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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby mrc1 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:18 pm

I had a cut throat razor shave from a Turkish barber in July last year. I ended up covered in razor bumps the day after (I always get them) so haven't shaved since.

Absolutely detest shaving.
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Re: Cut-throat shaving

Postby Mouth » Mon Oct 01, 2012 20:31 pm

This thread's quite interesting to me. I'm quickly becoming a traditionalist since my mate took up barbering a few years back. I was the 'model' for his assessments and stuff when it came to shaving and to be fair the finish (if that's an acceptable term) is loads better.

Since I was 13 I've nearly always used Gillette razors and gels but am becoming disheartened at the price for such a thing. About two years ago I went back to soap and brush after pinching my Dad's on a weekend away purely for cost efficiency. The Mrs asked me about Christmas presents the other day and was thinking along he lines of a straight blade. Only thing is it worries me that my lad (currently 11 so not long away from the daily chore) might see fit to pinch my razor like I did my old man all those years ago.

My barber friend does shave commercially but it is very much under the counter and to trusted friends etc because they've got so much hair work to do they can't justify the time for the shaving as a full product offer. It's a shame really because there aren't many places round here who offer it.
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