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December 8th, 2007 03:46 AM
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"To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.
December 8th, 2007 03:47 AM
You should really think about it - I recommend it to everyone. Browse on over to Badger and Blade - www.badgerandblade.com
Originally Posted by aus71383
You think people here are crazy obsessed in their hobbies? You ain't read nothing yet.
You can find a razor at an antique shop for 8-10 bucks very often. I have 3 or 4, never spent more than 10.
if I may make a suggestion: Do not (DO NOT) buy the Double-edged razor blades from Wal-Mart/CVS/Rite-Aid. (They're all the same) The cheap razors you can find in standard stores are just that - cheap. Order some from somewhere. There are some Badger & Blade members who sell sample packs, with 5 of each different type of blade, from least sharp to most sharp. Try them out, see what works for you.
Let's put it this way - minute thickness is measured in angstroms. A piece of paper is something like 1,000,000 angstroms thick. The edge of a Feather DE razor blade (agreed to be the sharpest around) is around 300 angstroms thick, if I remember correctly.
And of course, spring for a good Badger Hair brush - it's the only way to go. I recommend this to everyone as well - even if you don't get a DE razor, get a Badger Hair brush and some real shaving cream - changes your perspective on life. There's a reason the DE afficianados call "modern" shaving cream "gunk in a can."
Also, don't let the initial cost fool you. A good razor can be found locally for 8-10 dollars, you can buy them new for 30-60. A good badger hair brush starts at around 35. But after that, blades and cream are the only recurring expense. Cream you buy anyway, and the blades, if bought in bulk can be cheap. I bought 100 Feather blades in bulk, shipped, for 30 dollars. Yes, that's THIRTY CENTS per blade, and when you get good enough a blade can last 4-7 shaves (or more). That alone outweighs the 2 bucks a cartridge for a Mach3 (I can't even imagine what the Fusion cartridges run)
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Semper Vigilans et Paratus
December 8th, 2007 04:12 AM
The job I currently have I can have a beard so I just take hair clippers and trim about once a week.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
December 8th, 2007 06:14 AM
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill
December 8th, 2007 09:45 AM
Well, men and women, it's about time we spent a few minutes on personal grooming. I don't know whether to try to pull off a Cosmo parody or a Queer Eye for the Straight Guy routine.
All of this time, talking scenarios , calibers, barrel lengths and the like, well, the truth now comes out!
I use a Mach III with a French Boar Hair shaving brush, shaving soap, and TLC so I don't scar up the mug. A hot shave every day - that's they way to go...he he he , The DW loves my baby soft face.....
Now, Back to GUNS and stuff!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
December 8th, 2007 02:13 PM
well, i use a disposable. but its a little different since im shaving my legs, not my face.
my fiance uses an electric 3 head swivel one that works very well for him.
December 8th, 2007 03:28 PM
shaved my mustache for only the second time EVER back in 2000 after (nearly) 30 consecutive years and has kept a clean lip ever since.
I have a shadow within a few hours of shaving.
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
1988 DIE HARD 2008
December 8th, 2007 05:55 PM
I've shaved my mustache 2 times in the past 35 years. Both times everyone that knew me started calling me Hoss as in Hoss Cartwright from the Bonanza Western show. With it no ones ever notices. The last time I shaved it off was in to 1990 when my daughter was 4 years old. She giggled every time she saw me for a week until it started growing back.
Life member NRA since 1983
I carry a Colt Delta Elite 10mm in Milt Sparks VM2 with 2 extra magazines on my belt. This is normally worn on a belt under my bib overalls and works great for me. My wife carries a Walther PPS .40 w/Crossbreed holster.
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