Don't drink and shave!!

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by 1976MGB, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. 1976MGB

    1976MGB Active Member

    Title says it... I decided today to grab a couple drinks after work with a few friends. I rarely go out these days.. kids, work, etc. , So end of the Hockey season a few of us coaches had a couple.
    The kids are gone for the weekend, so I decided to grab a shower, shave and relax for the night. That's when things went a bit south!
    Lathered up, grabbed a Square point Clauss barbers special and started down on my left side burn/cheek area. I felt a bit of catching and slowing of the Blade, and thought " I know it's still sharp, I used it a couple days ago".... So I kept on going. " Man this blade is dragging I thought". Just then I could see the blood. A nice inch or so slice just where my ear meets my cheek.
    So as not to look half shaved, I grabbed my DE and did a one pass shave, the while time thinking "YOU IDIOT!"
    YMMV, but it didn't work out for me!
    Lesson learned!
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  2. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Wow I hope it is not too deep. You will need to post pictures. @mrchick hast he best scar so far.

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  3. 1976MGB

    1976MGB Active Member

    Been playing hockey and motorcycle racing all my life, probably the smallest scar recently!!

    Just got 7 stitches and a broken nose coaching u12 hockey this year!

    Plus camera pics are too large and I'm technically challenged...
  4. ColbyBreithaupt

    ColbyBreithaupt Active Member

    I 100% did not laugh when I read this...

    On a more serious note, I hope you aren't badly injured. The DE is a much better way to shave while impaired as I've done that a few times with no problems.
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  5. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    I wanna see
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  6. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    The story is a classic, I hope you heal quickly. If I ever entertain the thought of straight razor shaving while drunk I hope I remember your story.
  7. brit

    brit in a box

    :eatdrink047::poze:impaired means less irritation!!!!!
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  8. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    Ok, here's the deal: I work evenings and tend to stay up late...Where I often enjoy a drink or ten, and then shave.

    If you must drink and shave, you need to have a great cushioning soap, a mild razor (Edwin Jagger de89 or a Gillette tech will do), and a nice Aftershave. Never...I repeat, NEVER use a straight razor.
    Heed my advice...Or just don't shave and drink. Whatever.
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  9. JohnDB

    JohnDB Well-Known Member

    Glad to see that I'm not the only one who thinks that they shoulda stopped sooner (but didn't) when doing foolish things.
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  10. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

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    I clicked on this thread hoping for pictures. A bit disappointed.
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  11. mrchick

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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    How did you finally get even with those pranksters? /snicker snicker snicker
  13. 1976MGB

    1976MGB Active Member

    Yeah, photos weren't the first thing on my mind... Sorry about that, grabbed my styptic pencil, stopped the bleeding a bit, then did my best not to let the wife see. She's already pretty sure I am an idiot!

    I recently got 3 teeth knocked out and 17 stitches playing hockey.. all because I didn't wear a face cage, so I try to keep my stupid decisions on the DL..
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2017
  14. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    So ... what you're sayin' is that a shaving cut is the least of your problems.... ;)
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    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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  16. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Drinking and shaving? Never crossed my mind.
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  17. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  18. Straight razor dandy

    Straight razor dandy Stuck cleaning the house himself PERMANENTLY

    I guess the ultimate would be drinking Guinness and shaving with Mickey Lee Soap works drunken goat.
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  19. The Fox

    The Fox Well-Known Member

    I must have mad skills. I shaved several times while half tanked, and still drinking, and nothing terrible happened. I may have hacked off a few whiskers from my beard, but no bloodshed.
  20. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    And ... you just jinxed it.

    @The Fox any relation to @Erik Redd ?
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