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Hi-Tech Safety Razors

Modern touches for a traditional razor
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I got into wet shaving a few years back, and have fallen in love with DE (double edge) safety razors. There are many small entrepreneurs keeping the tradition alive, manufacturing new safety razors with modern designs, but so far the innovation seems to be limited to the shape of the handle and the shape of the razor head. Blade design has been modernized a little bit by adding a Teflon coating to some of them and using materials like titanium.

But I haven't seen any heated safety razors, or vibrating safety razors, or any other powered options like that which have become so commonplace with cartridge razors... and that's the big idea. Powered features such as heating elements and vibration motors for safety razors.

I bare my throat before the pack...

21 Quest, Dec 14 2018

Thallium https://en.wikipedi...i/Thallium#Toxicity
"Among the distinctive effects of thallium poisoning are hair loss ... " [8th of 7, Dec 16 2018]

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       But the whole point is that, like straight razors, the functionality is "traditional", shirley ?   

       Adding vibration or heating would be like adding electronic ignition and fuel injection to a Straight Eight Bentley; you can technically do it, but it would betray the whole reason for owning it.
8th of 7, Dec 14 2018

       Double edged safety razors? ??? What kind of degenerate pap is this?
pocmloc, Dec 14 2018

       I have a classic double-edged safety razor. For me, the lack of multiple blades this and vibrating that is kind of the point. It works just fine, no further innovation necessary, it's a standard. Even better it's a global standard, few products can boast consumables that are easily obtained in Cairo, London, Lagos, Tokyo and even here in the colonies. Such standard products gain uses outside their original scope, I keep one with tape covering one side and use it for removing laser printed/photocopied text, super sharp and just the right amount of flex.
bs0u0155, Dec 14 2018

       Do a lot of forgery and document-tampering, do you ?   

       // easily obtained in Cairo, London, Lagos, Tokyo and even here in the colonies. //   

       Fine... but who would want to ever go to any of those places (except Tokyo*), let alone stay long enough to purchase gentleman's toilet requisites ?   

       *In a B-29. At 15,000' AMSL, 255 knots, and at night. With the spirit of Curtis Emerson LeMay guiding your hand on the bomb release.
8th of 7, Dec 14 2018

       The idea is to reach out to younger generations and encourage them to take up the tradition. It's basically a gimmick.
21 Quest, Dec 15 2018

       //The idea is to reach out to younger generations and encourage them//   

       The result is that they rebel and do the opposite. My dad has some plastic multi blade monstrosity, because his dad didn't and now look at me. Eventually the oscillations dampen down and the real quality remains. I'm willing to concede that it MIGHT be a straight razor, but am often in a rush so the risk/reward is off for me.
bs0u0155, Dec 15 2018

       //often in a rush// Isn't that why beards etc. were invented?
pocmloc, Dec 15 2018

       Were beards invented, discovered, or did they "just happen" ?
8th of 7, Dec 15 2018

       Beards have merely always been. There was no time before beards, and there will never be an end to beards. Beards are the One True God.
21 Quest, Dec 15 2018

       They said that about pubes.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 15 2018

       Kindly unbare your throat, this is a family show.   

       Anyway, what's really needed is a razor on the inside of the skin. Or lots of little ones.   

       It would cut the hairs at the roots, so all you'd have to do is vigorously shake your head and it all drops out.   

not_morrison_rm, Dec 16 2018

       // vigorously shake your head and it all drops out //   

       Chemotherapy ?   

       Thallium ... ? <link>
8th of 7, Dec 16 2018

       YOLO amirite? Eh???
21 Quest, Dec 17 2018

       Perhaps a razor lubricated with a nice smelling depilatory salve which would double as cologne. A week of use would banish your beard for... weeks.
whatrock, Dec 17 2018


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