07-26-2022, 06:12 PM
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  • chazt
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I’ve read this in a number of places by a number of people. That a straight razor is the ultimate in adjustability. Please explain.

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 07-27-2022, 05:58 AM
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I've got a GUESS, Charlie:   if you want a steeper blade angle with a cut-throat razor, just adjust your grip (or change the angle); no knobs or levers to worry about.  And with a DE adjustable razor, you're stuck with someone else's idea of what each setting means/does.  A straight razor is not confined by click-stops, and since angles are infinitely divisible, the straight-edge razor is "the ultimate in adjustability."

Did I win?
  :-)
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 07-27-2022, 06:01 AM
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Chicken dinner?

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 07-27-2022, 08:14 AM
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If you consider the fact that there are patents from 1900 to 1912 for safety razors with adjustable safety guards to control shaving comfort and safety... then they can be considered the ultimate in adjustability.

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 07-27-2022, 08:35 AM
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With a straight razor you don't have a razor head holding the blade in a fixed position, or a safety bar between the blade and your skin.   What you have instead is the ability to make continual, unlimited  adjustments in the blade angle by how you hold the blade.   Those adjustments, which can range from subtle to major, become intuitive with experience.

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 07-27-2022, 09:13 AM
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The duller the blade, the less aggressive it will be!  Biggrin

Bax & Ricardo both get the chicken dinner.

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 07-27-2022, 10:28 AM
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It seems so risky.
 
The other evening we saw a rerun of MASH. Trapper John was whipping that blade around his face like it was nobody’s business! Got a nice shave in maybe 30 seconds!

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 07-27-2022, 12:12 PM
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That was a Hollywood razor, Charlie!
Like the Hollywood .44 Magnum revolvers that have no recoil and never need to be reloaded.
  ;-)
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 07-27-2022, 06:07 PM
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(07-27-2022, 12:12 PM)Bax Wrote: That was a Hollywood razor, Charlie!
Like the Hollywood .44 Magnum revolvers that have no recoil and never need to be reloaded.
  ;-)
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 07-27-2022, 06:13 PM
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Disillusionment Sad

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 07-27-2022, 06:16 PM
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You mean they’re NOT?
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