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Old 02-13-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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First Bucket List item crossed off.

Ever since I was old enough to have to shave,I was always curious to try a straight blade shave. I would watch the old movies where the barber or actor would sharpen the straight razor on the leather strap,put the hot towels on the guy's face,lather him up and shave. I never got around to having it done until the other day.

I recently found a barber shop that has a barber that does straight blade shaving. So I went for it. I got the hot towel treatment plus he also used a cold towel. He used really thick lather and worked it in really well and gave me the closest smoothest shave I ever had in my 50+plus years of dragging a safety razor across my old face.

I also got the fancy toilet water splashed on afterwards and that was great also.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:40 PM   #2
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Nice. I have always wanted to try that. What did they charge you if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:43 PM   #3
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Nice. I have always wanted to try that. What did they charge you if you don't mind me asking?
$20.
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I had a straight razor shave every Saturday when I was in the military overseas. I loved it way better than any other shave, since getting out of the military I have not had a shave with a razor in 5 years. I use an electric beard trimmer that gets pretty close. I hate razors on my face but I would get a straight razor shave anytime. Glad you enjoyed it, every man should have at least one in his lifetime.
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Old 02-13-2015, 12:48 PM   #5
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As pricey as good name safety razors are getting, that may not be a bad deal for the royal treatment.

I have never experienced a straight razor shave either.
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Nothing beats the feeling of a straight razor shave. Very hard to find any barber's that do this anymore and 20 bucks is not that bad of a price. I often thought about buying one and trying it but I would be afraid of cutting my throat.
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Nothing beats the feeling of a straight razor shave. Very hard to find any barber's that do this anymore and 20 bucks is not that bad of a price. I often thought about buying one and trying it but I would be afraid of cutting my throat.
I'm more worried about DW cutting my throat
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Many many years ago I had a straight razor shave in Taiwan. Was the best and closest shave I ever had and did not need to shave again for 3 days.
I tried it myself a couple of times but could not duplicate the results.

Would like to have one again by a pro.
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That price isn't unreasonable! I'll have to move that up on my last as well! Wiscampin, that made me laugh out loud at work!
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I had a straight razor shave every Saturday when I was in the military overseas. I loved it way better than any other shave, since getting out of the military I have not had a shave with a razor in 5 years. I use an electric beard trimmer that gets pretty close. I hate razors on my face but I would get a straight razor shave anytime. Glad you enjoyed it, every man should have at least one in his lifetime.
Thanks - now that I'm retired,I don't get a haircut as often as I used to,so I'm thinking about getting a straight razor shave every other haircut.
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