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Brotherhood of the traveling razor.

GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
edited Jan 2015 in Style

The first DE razor that I ever purchased was a Merkur 23C "Long Handle Classic" and even though the razor has a great reputation, I've only achieved mediocre results with the razor. It's almost like there's a slight difference in how aggressively one side of the razor shaves vs. the other. Since I get consistently great shaves with my 1974 Gillette Superspeed, I've discontinued using the LHC almost altogether.

Rather than let it waste away in my bathroom cabinet, I've decided to try something novel, and pass it around to my fellow Icrontians.

My expectations are as follows:

  1. Shave with it for a while and remember your impressions.
  2. Sanitize it.
  3. Pass it on to the next Icrontian.
  4. Whoever has it in June make sure it appears at Expo, preferably with you.
  5. Everyone who used it and is at Expo meets up to share impressions.

I call this the 'Brotherhood of the traveling razor.'

Post "in" if you're interested in participating. Whoever is in first will receive it from me, freshly cleaned and sanitized with barbicide.

BuddyJPirateNinjaLincHeroCreeperbane2WagsFTWUPSLynx
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Comments

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    There will be a badge.

    GHoosdumBuddyJCreeperbane2Hero
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja I don't know how to not Icrontian

    in

    GHoosdum
  • GnomeWizarddGnomeWizardd Member 4 Life Akron, PA Icrontian

    in

    GHoosdum
  • KoreishKoreish I'm a penguin, deal with it. KCMO Icrontian

    Real men don't shave, real men just trim.

    (In)

    GHoosdumJokke
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    There will be a badge.

    In.

    GHoosdumGnomeQueen
  • KoreishKoreish I'm a penguin, deal with it. KCMO Icrontian

    @Teramona said:
    In.

    You can just shave Dan's face.

    GHoosdum
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    @Koreish said:
    You can just shave Dan's face.

    Stay out of my personal life.

    GHoosdumLincBlueTattooUPSLynx
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    Women can be brothers in shaving on Icrontic... I didn't intend for this to be an exclusive thing. It's just that "brotherhood" sounded better in context than "personhood." @Teramona‌ is our brother too!

    Teramona
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    in

    @GHoosdum said:
    Women can be brothers in shaving on Icrontic... I didn't intend for this to be an exclusive thing. It's just that "brotherhood" sounded better in context than "personhood." Teramona‌ is our brother too!

    i have read that DE shaving is difficult on legs, and while i have never tried it myself, women should make note and take caution if trying it for the first time.

  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    @XGPHero said:
    in

    i have read that DE shaving is difficult on legs, and while i have never tried it myself, women should make note and take caution if trying it for the first time.

    I've already received the warning text from my husband.

    Hero
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    lol

  • KoreishKoreish I'm a penguin, deal with it. KCMO Icrontian

    It's a game some of us have been playing for years now.

  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian

    Long before there were vibrating razors with lotion strips, ladies shaved their legs and other bits with the same tools dudes did.

    GHoosdumvaderisahottieTushonGnomeQueenWagsFTW
  • KarmaKarma Likes yoga Icrontian

    @BuddyJ‌ I may be a man but no way in hell am I taking a DE or shit even a regular safety razor to my gibblies.

  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian

    Seriously, if @Teramona‌ gets that razor, the aftermath will probably look like the set of an Icrontic-themed episode of Jackass.

    UPSLynx
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    There has to be at least one person joining in on this upon whom a bestowment of a straight razor would be recklessly irresponsible. I fill roles as needed.

  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian

    It's a DE, not a straight. Seeing as how I'm one of the clumsiest people I know, I have yet to build the stomach to try a straight on myself.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    @Teramona said:

    I see you know how the game is played around here.

    well since i wanted to do both, i clicked one and typed the other.

    @BuddyJ said:
    Long before there were vibrating razors with lotion strips, ladies shaved their legs and other bits with the same tools dudes did.

    I wasnt suggesting it hasnt been done, just that ive read that its harder to shave body parts with a DE than the face.

  • drasnordrasnor Hawthorne, CA Icrontian

    I'll give it a shot. In.

    GHoosdumBuddyJ
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian

    In! [pause] Though... I do not know the way.

    -Digi

    GHoosdum
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    If any of the guys are trying this for the first time, this is a pretty good learning tool. its a long read, but thorough, and its how i learned when i first made the switch.

    PS: Sorry ladie(s) i dont know of any resources specifically for you, but it might still help with general technique.

  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    I would just like to say that as of my last comment in this thread, I have knifed a swath of pain through my left thumb whilst preparing dinner.

  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    @Teramona said:
    There has to be at least one person joining in on this upon whom a bestowment of a straight razor would be recklessly irresponsible. I fill roles as needed.

    Or two people! I volunteer as tribute!

    TeramonaGHoosdum
  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    so a DE razor standes for double edge, and is the same thing as a safety razor...although there was a period when cartridge razors just started out that they were referred to as safety razors as well.

    is there a thread about different shaving creams, preshave, and post shave products?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    In

    GHoosdum
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    edited Jan 2015

    Question: Does the holder of the razor have to shave their face?

    -Digi

    primesuspect
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Question: how does one properly sanitize the razor?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:
    Question: Does the holder of the razor have to shave their face?

    -Digi

    Given @Teramona‌'s and @GnomeQueen‌'s participation, I would say probably not.

    TeramonaGnomeQueen
  • NiGHTSNiGHTS San Diego Icrontian

    @BobbyDigi said:
    Question: Does the holder of the razor have to shave their face?

    -Digi
    @CannonFodder said:
    Question: how does one properly sanitize the razor?

    The proximity of these questions is troubling...

    HeroPirateNinjaGHoosdumCreeperbane2
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