traditional razors

There are some inventions that I well and truly appreciate. I’d prefer not to use a straight razor, especially around my ankles. Still, there’s an old and delightful solution between the straight blade and the safety throwaway. Here’s my traditional safety razor.
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It takes a simple double edged blade of which I bought ten in a little box for just over £1. While this part is thrown away (safely!) I think it is appreciably better than the alternatives, electric or plastic disposable.
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Its elegance is seductive, and its longevity is liberating. I’ve fallen in love with objects that are used for life, may even to be passed along through the years. I think this traditional razor embodies that. Like the fountain pen, it is one of those little investments I think is worth saving for, the kind that saves a lot over time.
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There are traditional shaving shops all over the world.
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