02-19-2013, 08:14 PM
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  • Kavik79
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A little while back my 9 y/o son was telling me how he was watching his mom's bf shave, on one of the few occasions when he actually bothered to shave instead of using an electric razor or, more often than not, clippers to trim the perpetual stubble Rolleyes
This didn't seem right to me Tongue

So, I let him pick a brush (Omega 11047 - mixed knot 'mighty midget'.....how appropriate lol), a soap (Mamma Bear's Lime Ice) and we set to work.
He watched me build some lather and then he made his own. I showed him basically how to hold the razor then let him go to see what he would do.

Admittedly, the lather was a bit lacking (The menthol was a bit strong for him, so we didn't mess around with it too much. He raises sheep with his grandma, maybe next time we'll work with some MWF Wink)
We also have to work on his blade angle and skin stretching....but for a 9 year old on his first try, with only the most basic instruction and pure instinct, he did me proud Biggrin

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Oh, need to work on his excessive pressure too. Thank God there was no blade in that Feather Tongue


The only disappointment came at the very end. Sadly enough, I couldn't interest him in a single aftershave I own Undecided

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 02-19-2013, 08:23 PM
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  • tgutc
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Very nice Daryl! That's a nice father/son moment.

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 02-19-2013, 08:26 PM
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Just bought that very razor-hope it goes that smoothly. Of course, I'll be using blades in mine! Good work-I always copied my father's technique with a DE (without a blade)-he's ahead of the game.

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 02-19-2013, 08:27 PM
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Hi Daryl

Nice photos, plus your son has much better razor technique than I Blush

(02-19-2013, 08:14 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: The only disappointment came at the very end. Sadly enough, I couldn't interest him in a single aftershave I own Undecided

Sounds like your son has good taste Tongue

Take care, Mike

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 02-19-2013, 08:30 PM
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HEH HEH HEH !! one step atta time, Daryl....the lime ice prolly put the Fear of God in him !
That's pretty good for first time at bat with a straight !
If he's a root beer man, maybe he might like some William Neumann Old Fashioned Soda aftershave ! Smile
(factoid edit)

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 02-19-2013, 08:48 PM
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(02-19-2013, 08:26 PM)mcgils Wrote: Just bought that very razor-hope it goes that smoothly. Of course, I'll be using blades in mine! Good work-I always copied my father's technique with a DE (without a blade)-he's ahead of the game.
haha I wish my first time with that thing went as smoothly. I have a post about that somewhere else in this sub-forum lol


(02-19-2013, 08:27 PM)mikeperry Wrote: Hi Daryl

Nice photos, plus your son has much better razor technique than I Blush

(02-19-2013, 08:14 PM)Kavik79 Wrote: The only disappointment came at the very end. Sadly enough, I couldn't interest him in a single aftershave I own Undecided

Sounds like your son has good taste Tongue

Take care, Mike
Hey now! I happen to love most of the scents I've got here, he just needs a more refined sense of smellTongue
(I never did this with my dad, I think I watched him shave once, but never did it with him. I used to steal his Brut though.....god, what was I thinking? LOL)
Thanks for the compliment though, they were just quick cell phone pics


(02-19-2013, 08:30 PM)OldDog23 Wrote: HEH HEH HEH !! one step atta time, Daryl....the lime ice prolly put the Fear of God in him !
That's pretty good for first time at bat with a straight !
If he's a root beer man, maybe he might like some William Neumann Old Fashioned Soda aftershave ! Smile
(factoid edit)
You could say that. He sniffed through 6 soaps and picked that one, we didn't get a full cheek lathered up before he said it was burning his eyes LOL I hadn't used it in a while, didn't think to warn him of that.
Oh! He's definitely a root beer man, and I love the two scents I have from Wm. Neumann.....I'll have to give that one a try one of these days, thanks

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 02-19-2013, 09:41 PM
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Daryl, great photos!

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 02-19-2013, 10:09 PM
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Daryl that's pretty impressive that you're showing him the ropes at such a young age and with a straight razor to boot(despite no blade loaded). Cool

Well done!

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 02-19-2013, 11:50 PM
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Excellent. Nothing like a father/son moment sharing a shave. I remember them well when I was a kid (yes, I can remember that far back). Don't lose the pictures, they are worth more than gold.

I also agree that his next attempt should be with MWF. Great soap for tender young or old skin.

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 02-20-2013, 01:33 AM
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Nice!

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 02-20-2013, 06:13 AM
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Carson,
Well, imagine back a couple hundred years...at some point learning with a straight for the first shave of your life would've been the only option Tongue
I'll happily pass down a straight, strop and brush when he starts shaving for real, if he's still interested by then

Johnny,
Agreed on everything! The pics are already on my phone, computer and photobucket, and will be backed up on a secondary hard drive as soon as I get around to hooking that thing up again. My dad was always a shutterbug back in the day....but that meant we had boxes and boxes of prints and slides Rolleyes It's so much easier nowadays lol

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 02-20-2013, 09:24 AM
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I like it!!

The latest father/son moment I had was my 4 yr old getting to "forge" a mostly finished razorA47
Luck I turn around when I saw him pick up a hammer..

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 02-20-2013, 09:27 AM
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HAHAHA nice timing there, that would've been beyond frustrating

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 02-21-2013, 03:49 AM
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Great pictures Daryl. Looks like your son is off to a good start!

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 02-21-2013, 07:57 AM
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Yup Biggrin
As of now, he says he wants to learn to do it for real when he gets older......time will tell if he will feel the same when he's an impatient teenager LOL

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 02-22-2013, 08:38 PM
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LOL. Love it! He now has more experience than me. LOL

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 02-23-2013, 05:07 AM
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Ha! That's awesome!

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 02-23-2013, 07:00 AM
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Great moment. Treasure this pictures.

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 02-23-2013, 12:39 PM
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LOL yeah....if only he lived with me, I could continue the training with the soaps and have my own personal lather builder Biggrin

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