Other obsessions..


I got busy examining my box of loot and eating the contents there-of along with the results of project week… except for the I phone, art book, shirts and opal rough etc..

At which point I got sucked in by season five of Vampire Diary’s and vegged out for a day or two…

Till I saw whats her name using a straight razor….and I drifted off into a lets look in the various treasure chests I have stashed routine..

Which is always a treat, since I forget what is in them or how good the stuff is, even if I remember in the first place…

I was on a search for my straight razor stash… I’d been on a lets make shaving soap kick lately since I’m almost out of the last batch..and need to actually write down some instructions, rather than just assume everyone knows how the process works..

But regardless…. I found my razors, and had forgotten there’s an Ivory handle or two in the mix, which is why they get kept in a humidor in the first place…the whole thing was hysterical.. one real razor can last several generations.. but I tend to buy more for special events or go on a road trip..


Shave like a boss..

100_8953 My GF was shocked when she saw I used a straight razor… by shocked I mean fascinated and there-in lies a tale, but not today’s tale..

So I showed her how to use a razor in a very hands on way… this is how you hold it, keep the skin tight, find the angle and slide the blade down, rather than across my throat.. don’t look away from the blade, always move in a straight line and close the razor before you step away, I made a single stroke…..Then handed her the razor..

Her eyes were huge and her heart was beating like a rabbits.. but she got it done with no blood shed and was excited about it… so it became a regular thing, I showed her how to make soap and use the badger to work up the lather, strop the razor and all that…

When she went back to New Zeland she took my favorite razor to her son, as a gift from me and taught him how to use it as my proxy.. He now refuses any other method and is a convert to old school pretty much everything…