- Mar 11, 2008
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I've recently switched to a safety razor as I was fed up with the crap that Gillette offered. You have to be very careful, rush it - cut yourself. Wrong angle - cut yourself.I was shaving yesterday morning--proper wet-shaving with foam and a (safety-ha!) razor. I was hot and sweaty from having blitz-cleaned the house before work (I start P.M.) and I managed to drop my razor mid-stroke.
I instinctively scooped it out of the air with my left hand: ten out of ten for reflexes, zero out of ten for common sense. The heavier head had already rotated the whole thing and my middle and ring-fingers gripped the blades.
The resulting cuts aren't too deep, but they sting like hell.
It's only fortunate that it's my left hand and I can minimise usage for a few days.
And I feel like a bit of a fool.
If I drop mine I run a mile.
They are lethal but give a much better shave, as you know. There is nothing like a shave with a nice heavy, classy, safety razor.
Also, the blades are a million times cheaper than Gillette.