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Does Straight Razor Shaving Show the Face of The New Man?

Posted on October 23, 2018 in Uncategorized

It is a fact that, in a World increasingly dominated by technology, men’s shaving is steadily leaning towards an instrument from the past: the straight razor. The causes of this are varied and, in some ways, unrelated. Here we take a look at just some of the reasons for the increase in popularity in the use of this vintage shaving tool.

Perhaps the main reason – according to feedback I have received – for throwing away the multi-blade shaver and replacing it with a classic straight razor is one of cost. A lot of guys seem to have had enough of the old King Gillette marketing ploy of ‘make the razor cheap and the blades expensive’. This seems to get more expensive for the consumer as time goes on, considering the price of a pack of multi-blade refills!

But aren’t straight razors expensive? Well, sure, initially they will cost more than practically any multiblade shaver you can buy. However, that single-bladed straight razor will, with reasonable care and attention, last you the rest of your life. That’s right – the rest of your days! Even when you add the cost of a razor strop and hone, a basic, decent-quality setup shouldn’t cost more than about £120 ($200).

What? That much? are you kidding?

No, I’m not kidding. Like buying a very good suit, initial outlay is high – but so is durability. Go get a suit from a Savile Row tailor – if a classic style is chosen (and you watch your figure!),  chances are you will still be wearing it twenty years from now. It’s an investment, not just an outlay.

Another reason I hear is one that really follows on from the first – it’s a conservation issue. Now I am not going to claim that switching to straight razor shaving will save the planet but, when you consider the huge number of multi-blade cartridges consigned to landfill each year, you have to admit that every little helps. It’s not just the waste, either – the ongoing cost of manufacture and the use of plastics within the components and packaging also has its own impact on our surroundings.

Compare that with the manufacture of a straight razor – of course it has to use raw materials, energy in the forging and grinding, energy in transport to the retailer and associated use of packaging and advertising costs. Yet, this is a one-time thing – once this product has reached its owner, all the consuming stops – dead. I have razors that are still perfectly usable (indeed I use them daily) that are 150 years old. That’s real economy of production!

Another reason is a bit harder to define – it’s the satisfaction experienced by shaving with a straight razor. One aspect is pure macho – shaving with three inches or so of unguarded, super-sharp steel that absolutely takes no prisoner rates about 11 out of 10 on the macho-meter to many guys – one slip and you’re going to see blood!

Well – that’s true but, with a little practice and a whole lot of respect, a straight razor becomes a tamed tiger. Act the fool or mess around and it will, for sure, show you its teeth but handle it with care and all you will be left with is a comfortable, smooth shave that will only get better as your skill improves.

And that is yet another attraction for straight razor users – it certainly is to myself. There are so many things nowadays that require us to employ little or no skill in their performance that it is very satisfying to know that, when straight razor shaving, you are employing a skillset that takes time and patience to master – and will continue to improve for as long as you determine to refine it.

So – in conclusion – is it necessary to be a rugged, macho individualist with a grave concern for environmental matters in order to become the user of a straight razor? Certainly such a person could be a prime candidate but so would any guy who looks in the mirror every morning and simply wants something that bit different – a chance to practice a skill or an opportunity to be – even just for ten minutes – totally focused on their own pleasure.

Did I forget to mention that? In this age of the busy-busy lifestyle, a straight razor shave is one of the few things that really cannot be hurried – and this opens up, for those precious few minutes, a window of relaxation and a level of insulation from the World Beyond that isn’t a thing to be missed.

But that’s another story.

Razor iMod Scooter – 3 Reasons Why Kids Think the Razor iMod is Cool

Posted on October 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Razor iMod scooter is another in a long line of Razor USA products that targets children of all ages. Razor has been manufacturing “mini” electric vehicles for over 10 years, and by all accounts, business is booming!Their are several factors that account for the popularity of the Razor iMod in particular. This article will explore three of those reasons.

* Kids Love The Styling

Most kids like to feel “grown up” and this Razor model definitely helps them feel that way! It has “chic”, European styling, very similar to the Vespa scooters commonly ridden all over Europe. Of course, electric scooters have been popular overseas for years, mainly because of a history of high gas prices. In any event, the iMod’s styling departs from the traditional “push scooter” look, and many kids prefer that.

Also, this Razor model is available in pink, which is called a “Sweet Pea”. Young girls in particular really like the “Sweet Pea” look!

* Kids Can Listen To Their iPods While Riding

The aspect that differentiates the Razor iMod scooter from others, is that it comes loaded with two full range speakers and a docking station which is compatible with every current version of the Apple iPod in addition to an FM radio.

Kids really enjoy “zipping” around the neighborhood, listening to their favorite tunes. It is a definite incentive to get out in the fresh air!

Some kids have even been known to form a Razor iMod Scooter club. They get together and ride while chatting and listening to music.

* Kids Think It’s Fun Yet Practical

With a powerful, yet quiet, chain driven motor, this model can “scoot” along at an impressive 15 mph! Kids have fun controlling the acceleration with a twist grip throttle.

It also is very practical, as a large storage area is located under the seat!

The Razor Mx350 Comes Highly Recommended

Posted on October 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

Looking for that perfect gift for the little guy or girl in your life, look no further than the Razor MX350. This little motocross bike will have the little ones smiling from ear to ear. Just think of the peace of mind you will have knowing this dirt bike needs no gasoline or oil to run. Charge up the battery and let them go. With one simple charge, they can ride up to ten miles in comfort.

What is the one thing that worries parents more than anything else when it comes to their child? Speed! Speed scares more parents when it comes to motor vehicles and their kids no matter what age they are. With this convenient sized Razor motor bike. You won’t need to worry about excess speeds. The compact size motor only goes approximately 14 miles per hour. But don’t let that discourage the kids. This 14 mile an hour mini bike out runs other similar pocket dirt bikes.

This bikes comes stock with duel suspension, twelve inch knobby wheels and high riser handle bars that make this little bike as comfortable to ride as it is easy for the kids to handle. The kids can ride the Razor in the field, in the dirt or on the sidewalk.

Kids of all ages love dirt bikes. Just the thrill of riding something without peddling brings out the excitement in your child. What better way to find out if your child has the coordination, determination and dedication to jump into dirt bike riding as a hobby than to give them the experience on the Razor MX350.

These little bikes are easy to put together, safe to ride, well built for the tough rider and provides hours of fun. With the long battery life and the durability, kids are finding many ways to stay occupied with their new bike. Set up a small ramp and watch the kids do little stunts that are low enough to the ground, yet creates a fun and exciting obstacle course. You can create hours of entertainment for the kids and if you have more than one child, the price is really attractive as well considering the gas motor bikes can run a small fortune.

Just think of the fun your kids will have on that camping trip. Riding trails in the woods will be the talk of the summer. This bike is highly recommended for the kids, and the parents. It will keep the whole family happy and stress free during those lone summer vacations with activities to keep the kids busy until the BBQ is ready for dinner.

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