Saturday, September 25, 2010

Traditional Shaving

Lew Rockwell reports, "The shaving revolution, a return to traditional tools and methods, continues to flourish" — LRC’ers Like a Retro-Shave. I've been using a traditional razor for two decades.


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Blogger Baron Korf said...

Bah! "He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man..." Much Ado About Nothing

7:15 AM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

one resource for this sort of thing I favor is

7:59 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

While I would like to say I use the same stainless steel gillette safety razor I grew up watching my father use because of sentimental or aesthetic reasons, but the primary reason I use it is because its so much easier to use because I typically only shave a couple of times a week at most and the new style razors clog so that I spend more time smacking the thing against the tile than I do shaving.

I used to lather up like my father did, but now I have no idea where the boar's hair brush even is, and prefer to shave blind in the shower. And so I really appreciate this article, because until now I hadn't realized I was depriving my children of one of the rites of childhood in watching the father shave.

1:49 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thank God my daughter's scar was not permanent when she attempted to use Daddy's safety razor. My wife almost killed me (one of many occasions, I assure you), so now I put the thing on a high shelf.

(On a sad note, it was while shaving that my maternal grandfather suffered his stroke, so I'm always a bit hesitant.)

I use a badger tail brush that came with a Jack the Ripper type staright razor my parents gave me, which, I am ashamed to say, I've never had the guts to use. It defintely required some hands-on training. The brush, in contrast, works just as well with bar soap.

2:01 AM  
Blogger love the girls said...

Yes, I've considered one myself but the thought stitches across the face gives me second thoughts. But on the other hand. Just think of it this way, when you adjust the bend on the razor so the blade is flat, it's virtually the same as a straight razor, the only difference is that you can only cut into yourself the 1/8th in. depth.

11:58 AM  

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