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04-14-2011, 06:00 PM #1
So easy a 12 year old girl can do it!!!!
Her name is Bug. She is the daughter of the lady who cuts my hair.
A few months ago Bug was taught how to use a straight razor by a young male barber who worked at the shop. This young man was excellent with a blade and ably passed his skills on to Bug. Bug just turned 12, yet shows no fear when applying a razor to a man's face. As a matter of opinion, she has the lightest touch and the most fluid strokes of the razor that I have ever felt. And I've had a lot of barber shop shaves.
When I asked Bug and her mom if I could photograph and post Bug in action, Bug just couldn't see what the big deal was. I told her that she was one in a billion.
Her mom took pictures while Bug shaved me. I had a seven day growth. Bug used one of my OCD razors, 8/8 full hollow with a fresh killer edge. Bug started at the collar bone and shaved up, making just one against the grain pass with a few touch ups to get the swirls. The result: baby butt smooth. As I am writing this almost a full 18 hours later, I can just start to feel an even short stubble starting to re-emerge.
I'm sorry that I didn't get a picture of my finished face, but that is only a picture of me and nobody wants to see that.
Many thanks to Bug and her mom for making this possible.
I write this to give confidence to all those who are new the the world of Straight Razor Shaving. We were all newbies at one time. But with a little perserverence and a lot of luck, we plowed ahead to become adept at our passion.
So, if ever in the future, you get a little trembling in the hand when you place the straight to your throat , just remember.........IT'S SO EASY, A 12 YEAR OLD GIRL CAN DO IT!!!!!
Bob @ OCD Razors
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04-14-2011, 06:15 PM #2
... to the new master (mistress?)
... wow that's awesome, see how she's got her forefinger extended to nearly the middle of the spine? wonder if that gives a little more control? must try
Last edited by tekbow; 04-14-2011 at 06:16 PM. Reason: typos
04-14-2011, 06:24 PM #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
- Washington DC Metro Area
Pretty darn cool! How many liability waivers did you have to sign to make this happen? :-)
04-14-2011, 06:43 PM #4
04-14-2011, 07:29 PM #5
- Join Date
- May 2010
Awesome that the art is being kept alive!
04-14-2011, 07:33 PM #6
What a great post, so good to see young people learning the skill. I'm envious, I'd have her shave me as well. With that razor, even
04-14-2011, 07:38 PM #7
That's very cool. Now I know what you look like as well.
04-14-2011, 07:46 PM #8
Well, there you have it.
This can be done expertly by a 12 year old girl.
Who would have thought that?
That was awesome!
Thanks for postingBjoernar
Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....
04-14-2011, 07:48 PM #9
04-14-2011, 08:01 PM #10
I'm both awed and saddened by this. Awed that this 12 yr old has learned the art of straight shaving. Sad that a 12 yr old girl is more adept at straight shaving than me.