The one thing you dislike...

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by BigMark83, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. Yehuda D

    Yehuda D Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    Cutting myself. It rarely ever happens but when it does I bleed badly and it hurts terribly.
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  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    +1 absolutely.. without their actions we wouldn t be here...
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  3. Slivepe

    Slivepe New Member

    I sometimes do not like the fact that I'm just too lazy to do anything
  4. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    This could be why your auto-fill is so insistent
  5. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    The plastic bottles that Old Spice now comes in. The ceramic ones were so nice. Actually, anything that cheapens shaving. Cartridges, of course, being the worst.
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  6. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Besides cartridges? Canned foam, shave butter, gel, or any "brushless" shave cream products.
    This is dislike. It takes too much effort to hate.
  7. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member


    They're all perfectly fine alternatives for those who like that kind of stuff. Not for me, though.
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  8. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    I throw a wet hand towel in a corningware dish in the microwave for 1:20 after I've lathered up my soap. Wring it out when safe, warm towel my face with it then wipe down with said towel before grabbing stypic pencil if needed and applying PAA's unscented splash SIN .
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  9. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    LOL, Feel ya, a let down for sure.
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    Nicked Well-Known Member

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  11. Nicked

    Nicked Well-Known Member

    Was enjoying the post so much failed to contribute to this thread.

    My 'selfish' numero uno, when a revered forum member digs deep, whips out something special in the SOTD thread and posts it with picturesque shot that could sell sand in a dessert and a narrative that just speaks to my inner junkie (soap, handles, knots, brushes or otherwise) and it sets you off on a query to find out more about this 'new' amazing, only to find out, unobtanium for YEARS. EX TRIAD Shave handles. Appreciate the feedback on the current market from my fellow enthused, and love the images of the rare masterpieces few may ever have, just go bonkers when the thrill of the chase is so six years ago and nary to be seen or had again.
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  12. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    So do I, but sometimes I use a shavette to do the job.
  13. Trigger

    Trigger Well-Known Member

    I was brought up in the same manner. Now that I am a man in my early 60's, I consider myself in the beginning stages of entering young elderly in a few years. Right now, I enjoy it when a younger person holds the door for me when I enter a 7-11. The perks of aging is fine with me. Lol!
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  14. Redrock

    Redrock Well-Known Member

    :happy093:Good words. Thanks.
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  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Triad handles always were difficult to get even when they were being made. Recommend Stork or Windrose handles as a replacement.
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  16. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I dislike when people refer to a particular piece of equipment as a "beginner's" tool. For example, I've seen a razor like the Mercur 34c referred to as a "beginner's razor," or a brush referred to as a "beginner's brush."

    Any of these tools can, and have been, used by shavers for a lifetime. To suggest that once you know what you're doing, you'll outgrow these tools and need better ones does a disservice to new shavers by distracting them from what's really important. Once you know what you're doing, you can make most non-defective tools work. You may want to obtain different, more refined gear--most of us do that, me included--but we don't really need to.

    A carpenter doesn't need a Gucci hammer to set a nail, but he may like it because of weight and balance, aesthetics, etc. But he won't know that until he's mastered setting nails. And he may just realize that True-Value hammer works just fine.
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  17. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    All true if you're thinking in terms of people outgrowing their starter tools. A good tool is a good tool and may well be all you need for a lifetime. Muhle R89 and 7 O"Clock SS come to mind.

    But some tools may be a bit more difficult for a beginner to master, and may result in them simply giving up. Think about a total beginner starting with an R41 and a Feather, for example. If you think in terms of tools that encourage people to continue to develop, then the "beginner" label makes more sense.
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  18. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    OMG...I'm debating tools with the guy from "Tool Time!"
    Excellent point.
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  19. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Er...TIM's the Tool Man.
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  20. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    But Al was the side-kick who really knew what he was doing...
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