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NEWBIE TO VETERAN SHAVER: I've been thinking of trying one of these old fashioned [DE] razors but, don't you cut your fingers changing blades?

VETERAN: If I cut my fingers changing the blade I'd switch to an electric, avoid sharp objects, and have my wife cut my steak for me.

NEWBIE: What about your face?

VETERAN: I've cut my face but not while changing the blade.
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Ferndale, MI
Classic...
- Jeff
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San Diego, Cal., USA
(02-23-2016, 02:47 AM)stroppinglad Wrote: NEWBIE TO VETERAN SHAVER: I've been thinking of trying one of these old fashioned [DE] razors but, don't you cut your fingers changing blades?

VETERAN: If I cut my fingers changing the blade I'd switch to an electric, avoid sharp objects, and have my wife cut my steak for me.

NEWBIE: What about your face?

VETERAN: I've cut my face but not while changing the blade.

(02-23-2016, 03:24 AM)wyze0ne Wrote: Classic...

For a lot of us, that newbie's words were our first baby steps into the wonderful world of traditional wet shaving so how can we fault him for asking? Happy2
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(This post was last modified: 02-23-2016, 06:01 PM by Tbone.)
Newbie's questions make prefect sense, given that he is unfamiliar with traditional wet shaving. I had the same questions before I got my first safety razor.

That is funny, though. Big Grin
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Austin, TX
I recall trying to figure out how to load a blade in a two piece razor. About 10 minutes later I discovered mantic59 shave vids and the existence of shaving forums.

About 15 minutes after that I was ready for a shave. Only took about 40 minutes to knock it out and never looked back Smile

I was blown away that there was an entire community around wet shaving.
Kevin
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Southwestern NY
I agree with kwsher, if hadn't been for YouTube videos(Thanks to mantic59, specifically) and shaving forums, I wouldn't have been able to get a decent comfortable shave. Nobody taught me to shave with canned goo and carts. So, when I finally made the jump to traditional wet shaving, these were invaluable resources to me. I can't even think about looking back. Thank you....well, ....everybody!
-Rob
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