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(09-08-2016, 04:54 PM)Str8shaver Wrote:
(09-08-2016, 04:01 PM)gp569900 Wrote:
(09-08-2016, 03:48 PM)Str8shaver Wrote: No way!  Just touch and feel!  When I try using a mirror and get all thumbs and cut myself!

Now I'm even more impressed.

I routinely close my eyes to shave because I am a all feel person for the most part with a straight.  I visualize seeing it and do a better job.  I can't explain it....just works for me.

The optimal shave angle for a straight razor can only be obtained by feel, IMHO. Subtle changes in angle from ineffectively too steep to ineffectively too shallow will look the same in the mirror. I wear progressive glasses, but I shave without glasses. This allows me the ability to not chop off ears and noses, but where the blade meets skin is all accomplished by feel.

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