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I read somewhere there was a fella that thought this subject matter was stupid! I ran out of cartridges a month or so ago and didn't want to buy any more. Went with a safety razor, and I'm glad I wear my respirator in public. Still haven't picked up a styptic pencil but I need one. After more than forty years shaving with a cartridge type only, I know I won't go with a straight razor. Good luck, and I'm guessing you've gone this route before?

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2 hours ago, DizRotus said:

Who has experience with a straight razor for shaving?  I’m considering switching to a shaving brush and a straight razor.  Any suggestions?

here's my advice ... don't do it ... leave it for the people on tv.   I didn't go to a straight razor; but a safety razor.  They lie -- they aren't safe.  I have an inch long scar on my face to prove it.  I practically shaved my face off one day.  it bled ... a lot. 

Before that event, the safety razor worked great ... far better than these cartridge things they sell today. 

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26 minutes ago, BigStewMan said:

I have an inch long scar on my face to prove it.

oh yeah Neil, on the flip side, chicks love scars.  But, a successful man like you is probably married so a scar is just a scar. 

Stay warm my friend. I've been through four Michigan winters ... one was bad, the other three mild. 

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11 hours ago, BigStewMan said:

here's my advice ... don't do it ... leave it for the people on tv.   I didn't go to a straight razor; but a safety razor.  They lie -- they aren't safe.  I have an inch long scar on my face to prove it.  I practically shaved my face off one day.  it bled ... a lot. 

Before that event, the safety razor worked great ... far better than these cartridge things they sell today. 

 

 I about took my upper lip off with a "safety razor".  Never tried that again. If those are safe compared to a straight razor @DizRotus, BE CAREFUL

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Straight razor's are best used in a skilled Barber's hands, sharpened with the leather strap hanging from the "shave" chair.  Treat yourself to a straight razor shave but don't shave yourself with a straight razor.  Best shave you will ever get if you can even find a Barber anymore.

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