No Safety Bar? who's brave?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Weeper Warrior, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

  2. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

  3. theFAT98

    theFAT98 Well-Known Member

    Maybe to peel carrots.
     
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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    The difference between bravery and stupidity?

    The outcome.
     
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    I wonder how different it would be from shaving with a straight, tho. Assuming proper technique, being careful, etc. Still, I won't be the one to try.
     
  6. kurtmill

    kurtmill Active Member

    I'm both interested and scared.
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    No, but thank you... zweird.png
     
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  8. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    I want one. I've come to the point in my shaving evolution that I've ordered the Spitfire top cap for my R41 to make it feel like a 2011 model. Depending on how that goes, I might actually try shimming it as well. I've had some success keeping my folliculitis at bay by avoiding ATG strokes, but my hair is so coarse and grows so parallel to the skin that I can't get a close enough shave without them.

    I actually volunteered for a passaround on the "other" forum. I agreed to be the first guinea pig for using it to shave my head. But the last person in posession dropped off the grid, so the passaround was cut short.
     
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  9. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Bummer!
     
  10. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    I saw a YouTube video of this razor being used. Looks like a trip to the ER.
     
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  11. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Yes, but don't most youtube videos end in a trip to the ER? ;)
     
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  12. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Yes. Indeed.
     
  13. Weeper Warrior

    Weeper Warrior Well-Known Member

    Got a link?
     
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  14. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    This triggered a number of mods of razors on a different forum and this type of head ended up getting a name/term that I can't remember.
    In the end a lot of people really enjoyed this type of shavette/DE shaving and I must admit it's something I'd be rather tempted to try myself.
     
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  15. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Here's one:
     
  16. SmurfK

    SmurfK Member

    I think it's stupid. I can relate to two cuts i got with Merkur Futur set up at 4-5. On some areas, like around the lips, safety bar gets out of the way, so it's like you would shave with one of these. The thing is that your hand, it's prone in doing small sideways movements if you don't pay attention, so you risk on getting cuts. The design of the straight razor makes your "sideways movements" that would move the blade across the face in cutting motion a little bit unnatural, as you would have to move your whole elbow for achieving them. But with this thing, is easier to cut yourself.
     
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  17. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

    DEvette
     
  18. Darkbulb

    Darkbulb Cookie Hoarder

    Ah, thanks that's it.
     
  19. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I hate it when valor trumps discretion on my face.
     
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  20. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Looks like I need to update the Shavette thread.

    Edit: and done. Scroll to the bottom of the first post if you want to read the edit.
    http://theshaveden.com/forums/threads/shavettes-the-truth-about-disposable-straight-razors.29942/

    Looks like this idea isn't all that new. The following is from the Dec. 1934 issue of Popular Mechanics.

    "MODIFIED SAFETY RAZOR GIVES CLOSE SHAVE

    To obtain an extra close shave with a standard type double-edge safety razor, I filed off all the guard teeth on one side of the razor holder except the two end ones. I first shave rapidly with the guarded side and then finish more cautiously with the unguarded side. There is very little danger of cutting oneself because the tooth left at each end forms a satisfactory guard. It is important, however, not to remove them. Experiments made with a razor having all the guard teeth filed off on one side revealed that the corners of the blade were likely to cause small cuts, no matter how carefully the razor was used.—P. W. Calhoun."
     
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