01-07-2013, 10:02 AM
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  • Theido
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  • Colorado
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Yesterday during my Sunday shave I changed out my blade as I typically do. I reached into my new blade box and noticed my Astra package was empty. I saw one lone Astra blade under a pile of other miscellaneous blades. Instead of taking another blade off the top (which I now recommend to others) I tried to pick it up with a nail scraping motion.

The warning comes in that the wax and paper don't always prevent the blade from slicing you. After getting a very nice cut into my finger just under the finger nail, I would suggest you guys learn from my stupidity.

Please use caution when picking up blades. The cut served as a reminder to me, hopefully someone at least learns from my stupidity.

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 01-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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  • Johnny
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Been there, done that. Nothing quite hurts like a good cut under the nail.

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 01-07-2013, 10:10 AM
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  • beartrap
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Made me flinch, nasty cut Scared

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 01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
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  • Harvey
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When I first got a Futur several years ago and tried to adjust it by holding the head when it was wet and soapy I almost removed the tip of my thumb...yes indeed we live and learn (we hope)...thanks for the heads up.

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 01-07-2013, 10:49 AM
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Ouch. i guess that is why some manufacturers of razor handles have put a magnet at the bottom of the hanlde.
i hope you heal, quickly.

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 01-07-2013, 11:25 AM
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  • ben74
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I've been using a BRW bull mastiff with the magnet in the bottom - inspired!

The last cut I got from a DE is when I loosened the head to clean the blade, forgot and then decided to do a touch up - think 20 shims!

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 01-07-2013, 01:26 PM
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  • tgutc
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(01-07-2013, 10:49 AM)celestino Wrote: Ouch. i guess that is why some manufacturers of razor handles have put a magnet at the bottom of the hanlde.
i hope you heal, quickly.

I had no idea any of the handles had a magnet. Thanks for the info! Any one no which models have the magnets?

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 01-07-2013, 01:47 PM
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  • Harvey
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(01-07-2013, 01:26 PM)tgutc Wrote:
(01-07-2013, 10:49 AM)celestino Wrote: Ouch. i guess that is why some manufacturers of razor handles have put a magnet at the bottom of the hanlde.
i hope you heal, quickly.

I had no idea any of the handles had a magnet. Thanks for the info! Any one no which models have the magnets?

BRW (RIP) used to have magnets and the classic Eclipse Red Ring...pretty much it..or drill a hole and cement a rod style magnet..that is what Bob used to do to fill up the hole from turning on his lathe...or just go buy a magnet gizmo at the hardware and add it to your shave cave

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 01-11-2013, 09:34 PM
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  • savagejoerude
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GEEZ Facepalm So now I gotta go out and buy a dang MAGNET.... lol

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 01-12-2013, 06:40 AM
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Ouch! It hurts, even while I'm reading it!

Strangely enough, I never made a cut with a DE blade - I mean in my fingers... Tongue
Either I'm too cautious or just lucky!
Well, surely a cut like that is on my way...

But I have made a cut on my fingers while I was cleaning my straight razor blade... twice! Talk about stupidity... Blush

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