You’ve seen straight razors in movies and old time television shows and had one of two thoughts, either Damn I’m glad I don’t need to do that every morning I would look like the Darach from season 3A (Teen Wolf fans know what I’m talking about) or you think Damn I need to get one of those. My wife got me a straight razor for my birthday a few years ago and I think I’ve got it down, or at least, I’m not dead despite having the sharpest blade ever hover a few centimeters from my eye/throat/carotid artery.
Why would you want a straight razor shave? Let’s see, you look like a bad ass while you shave?
Oh, and it gives you the closest shave you’ll ever have short of electrolysis and it will last for days. It doesn’t matter if you’re shaving your face or your legs, a straight razor doesn’t care and with a bit of practice you can easily guide the blade around any shape or contour of your body. There are plenty of tutorials out there in the depths of the internet, but here are my hints and tips for your first shave. Continue reading