10-06-2016, 06:01 AM
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  • kav
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* From Hindu scripture, inside joke with Phil.
My morning shave went well until that VERY LAST   pass on my chin. I got sloppy and gave myself a weeper. It wasn't any element of my kit, although I substituted a old Platinum Rapira found hibernating in the deep shadows of my drawer. I again remembered the old adage " It's your face, not a race". If we SLOW DOWN and use DELIBERATION with decent kit this should not happen short of external interference.
Next time you draw first blood; pause and ask why.

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 10-06-2016, 06:04 AM
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You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

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 10-06-2016, 06:38 AM
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(10-06-2016, 06:04 AM)Johnny Wrote: You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

It does seem to work like that, doesn't it?

I know you have not had a nick in many years but didn't you slice a finger pretty badly a couple of years ago?

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 10-06-2016, 07:12 AM
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This is why I only use a straight when I have the time to do it properly.

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 10-06-2016, 07:16 AM
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(10-06-2016, 06:38 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:04 AM)Johnny Wrote: You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

It does seem to work like that, doesn't it?

I know you have not had a nick in many years but didn't you slice a finger pretty badly a couple of years ago?

I learned my lesson the hard way last year, when I sliced my thumb.  8 stitches.

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 10-06-2016, 07:22 AM
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Slow and steady wins the face.

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 10-06-2016, 07:24 AM
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(10-06-2016, 07:16 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:38 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:04 AM)Johnny Wrote: You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

It does seem to work like that, doesn't it?

I know you have not had a nick in many years but didn't you slice a finger pretty badly a couple of years ago?

I learned my lesson the hard way last year, when I sliced my thumb.  8 stitches.

That was an ugly one! Yes, definitely look to see which side is the cutting edge when pushing a blade into the Oneblade.

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 10-06-2016, 07:34 AM
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Ouch. 

Very good advise Kav.

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 10-06-2016, 07:37 AM
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I've established a really good morning routine built around having a good 40 minutes in a quiet apartment to shave and shower. Since my first 10 shaves a couple months ago, one weeper, and that was about an undetected change in facial geometry. Not counting my first experiment with a straight . . . that was a crimson event.

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 10-06-2016, 07:41 AM
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(10-06-2016, 06:38 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:04 AM)Johnny Wrote: You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

It does seem to work like that, doesn't it?

I know you have not had a nick in many years but didn't you slice a finger pretty badly a couple of years ago?

Indeed I did, but that was because I was not smart enough to just let the razor hit the floor instead of trying to catch it.  And it was a Feather straight.  Those Feather blades are real sharp.

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 10-06-2016, 07:43 AM
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(10-06-2016, 07:41 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:38 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-06-2016, 06:04 AM)Johnny Wrote: You know, I have not drawn blood in over 10 years, but since reading this, I will probably do it tomorrow.  Thanks kav, for putting this in my mind. Smile

It does seem to work like that, doesn't it?

I know you have not had a nick in many years but didn't you slice a finger pretty badly a couple of years ago?

Indeed I did, but that was because I was not smart enough to just let the razor hit the floor instead of trying to catch it.  And it was a Feather straight.  Those Feather blades are real sharp.

Ouch!

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 10-06-2016, 08:23 AM
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Very abbreviated story from the Vedas: a Indian prince despaired over his mortality and self identity. Hindu diety put him through several incarnations with the last a princess moments before death in childbirth. Diety grabbed him by the top knot and returned the still weeping
prince to his present incarnation, asking; 'for whom do you weep'? This is a lesson in the concept of Maya, or illusion and knowing your true self.
When shaving, be in the moment and don't let other incarnations or demons interfere.
* Some Hara Krishna used the forum to prosyletise a few nights past. Shiva the destroyer sent a sacred cow and a goose to yank his top knot.

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 10-06-2016, 09:08 AM
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(10-06-2016, 08:23 AM)kav Wrote: When shaving, be in the moment and don't let other incarnations or demons interfere.

Hugely important! I daydream at the drop of a hat. I'm working hard at staying alert while shaving b/c it means weepers and nicks, for sure. This modern life style punctuated by the occasional use of old fashioned stuff like Straight, DE and SE razors is tough for we OFs (that's Old Fellas) to manage!  Blush

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 10-06-2016, 09:58 AM
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I delt with the same the other day. I was in a rush and failed to be in the moment of enjoying the shave. The razor is jealous mistress and demands your full attention. A moment of distraction will cost you a slap in the face.

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 10-06-2016, 12:33 PM
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(10-06-2016, 06:01 AM)kav Wrote: * From Hindu scripture, inside joke with Phil.
My morning shave went well until that VERY LAST   pass on my chin. I got sloppy and gave myself a weeper. It wasn't any element of my kit, although I substituted a old Platinum Rapira found hibernating in the deep shadows of my drawer. I again remembered the old adage " It's your face, not a race". If we SLOW DOWN and use DELIBERATION with decent kit this should not happen short of external interference.
Next time you draw first blood; pause and ask why.

I am in agreement.  Like myself, you seem to be someone who may be easily distracted by your own thoughts.  When that happens and I perform the first pass,  I lather up for the second pass, and I notice a bid of red percolating through the lather.  It reminds me of the beginning of the Beverly Hillbillies when they sing "up through the ground comes a bubbling crude," and it shows Jed Clampett's buckshot unearthing oil under the surface of his land.  [I think I've dated myself].  Anyway, I agree with you.  For me slow strokes of the razor through a thick ultralather can make the usually unpleasant blade and/or unforgiving razor more friendly.

A lot of words to say I go through the same thing.

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 10-07-2016, 11:25 AM
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(10-06-2016, 09:58 AM)GreeneMD Wrote: I delt with the same the other day. I was in a rush and failed to be in the moment of enjoying the shave. The razor is jealous mistress and demands your full attention. A moment of distraction will cost you a slap in the face.

Well said.

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 10-07-2016, 01:17 PM
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(10-06-2016, 08:23 AM)kav Wrote: . . . When shaving, be in the moment and don't let other incarnations or demons interfere. . . .

Easier said than done, but I try -

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 10-07-2016, 05:26 PM
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Learned my lesson a few months ago. After I complimented MYSELF with my Wet Shaving Mastery the day before, I proceeded to REWARD myself with razor burn so BAD I resorted to using Ben-Gay as aftershave.

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 10-07-2016, 05:49 PM
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Been a while since I've had a weeper but I did have a spot of razor burn on my chin today, certainly unpleasant.

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