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Safety Razor

You know  what my husband came home with the other day? A razor for me! Aaawww. Not just any razor either but a Gillette Super Double Edged safety razor circa 1960. Sounds like some bad-ass make of motorcycle doesn't it? It is sharp as all get out and may accidentally sever an artery one day soon.

Have you ever heard of a safety razor? These bad boys came after the straight razor and went out of fashion in the 1970's with the invention of the disposable. I am not going to give you a history on them, that's what Wikipedia is for. But I will tell you that when my husband started getting into collecting and shaving with them a month or so ago, I thought he was crazy. I thought it was another one of those weird hobbies he gets into. Then he let me try shaving with his razor and holy cow! What a smooth shave. I mean I knew his face felt like a baby's ass but my legs were slick as a freshly waxed car.


Anyway, as long as I don't slip (which would probably mean a trip to the emergency room for a blood transfusion) I should have the smoothest legs on the block!

Check it out...

















Open: so you  can replace the double edge blade
















 

Closed and ready to go!

1 comment:

  1. I remember my dad using one of those...my mom, too.

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