09-19-2014, 08:12 AM
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  • Obie
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Gentlemen,

My razor and my two-year-old grandson's. Start them is early, is what I say.

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 09-19-2014, 08:37 AM
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Must take you forever to shave with that little thing. Your grandson however must fly with that sweet red one.

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 09-19-2014, 08:41 AM
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  • Obie
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(09-19-2014, 08:37 AM)wingdo Wrote: Must take you forever to shave with that little thing. Your grandson however must fly with that sweet red one.
Yes, Doug, I keep asking the kid to swap razors, but he's not parting with his Kama. I might have to take him out of my will.

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 09-20-2014, 08:39 AM
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Where can I find a sweet little razor like that? I think I need one to avoid cutting the ends of my moustache off!

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 09-20-2014, 08:44 AM
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  • Obie
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Joe,
Unfortunately, the razor is a toy of sorts and not meant for shaving, because the edge dull.

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 09-20-2014, 09:04 AM
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(09-20-2014, 08:44 AM)Obie Wrote: Joe,
Unfortunately, the razor is a toy of sorts and not meant for shaving, because the edge dull.

Yeah, I kind of thought that after I posted. Wink But seriously, I have recently seen a "shorty" referred to in the forums, with photos, and the idea intrigues me. I don't know if that's the official name for a shorter-than-usual straight, or if there is another, but I'm thinking this might be the answer to removing more than desired for someone with long thick sideburns and a moustache. I've only used a round point so far, so I'm also thinking a French point or a square point may also be the way to go. I considered getting a 3/8" with a French point, but decided against it as most users refer to a 3/8" or 4/8" more as a "barber's tool" than a practical width to use for regular shaving. And I certainly don't want to use more than one blade in a single shave, as some do. Any suggestions as always would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your reply.

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 09-20-2014, 09:11 AM
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  • Obie
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Joe,

Yes, such razors with relatively short blades are referred to as "shorty." Many were cut down because of chips or cracks, and such blades usually come in square points. In your case, a square point razor will serve you well, say, a 4/8, 5/8 or a 6/8. A spike will also help you out, too, but I would opt for the square point.

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 09-20-2014, 09:18 AM
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(09-20-2014, 09:11 AM)Obie Wrote: Joe,

Yes, such razors with relatively short blades are referred to as "shorty." Many were cut down because of chips or cracks, and such blades usually come in square points. In your case, a square point razor will serve you well, say, a 4/8, 5/8 or a 6/8. A spike will also help you out, too, but I would opt for the square point.

Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the advice.

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 09-21-2014, 07:55 PM
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Very nice, Obie.

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