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Old 30th Nov 2013, 18:24
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Razor sharpening pyramids.

I was having a shave and being pissed of with the cost of blades, I found myself wondering whether a pyramid can indeed sharpen blades. It was decades ago that I first read about this. Just wondering whether anyone here has tried it with any success and if they have any tips they can pass on.

While I'm at it, dare I mention X-ray specs. A fortune to be made.
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 18:33
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Aldi sell a pack of ten for about a quid, seem to keep ya'smooth.
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 18:53
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I found myself wondering whether a pyramid can indeed sharpen blades.
Short answer............bollox!
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 18:56
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gingernut - do you mean disposibles? those things will kill you! I can only shave once a week with those otherwise I would die of blood loss!
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:07
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"do you mean disposibles? those things will kill you! I can only shave once a week with those otherwise I would die of blood loss!"

+ 1

Sometimes you just have to use them but they can be deadly.
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Tiz true, no one has ever found a blunt Mummy.
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:27
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Sometimes you just have to use them but they can be deadly.

Specially if you're a delicate little flower with skin like silk....
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:30
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SRT

Never been accused of that

Ask Persia !
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:34
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I use the yellow Bic Disposables Razors,they are dirt cheap so use em once and hoy them away.
Saying that have come across some fake Bics recently,like shaving with a broken milk bottle, threw the whole packet away.
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:40
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If you spend enough time outdoors you should have a skin like mine, ie, like a rhino's scrotum, unless you *gasp* moisturise. Do pink tutus have pockets in which to keep your moisturiser?
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:46
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I use W/sons Hydro3 blades. They seem expensive, approx 8quid for 4 but they give a very good shave and last for weeks, I've got a fairly tough set of whiskers too.
Remember reading somewhere that one should leave one's razor in line with the Earth's magnetic field to keep it sharp...another load of bollox...or is it?
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 19:54
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It's all about the sharpness of the blade, used to like the cheap swivel stuff, reckon, in the case of shaving, more is better :-)
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Yep, similar. I just found taking "good" razor blades / shavers "bush"
a total waste of time and ruined a good shaver 10 times faster, hence
using disposable. I just have to make sure i have a good soak first
first before shaving - or I just don't bother for a week at a time !

You will have to ask RGB re te Pink Tutus
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 20:08
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Is that wise? Wouldn't want him to get all excited and spill his glass of chardonnay.
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 20:15
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Is that what metro's and SNAG's drink now ?

RGB should be ashamed of himself, letting the team down bigtime
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When I joined the army in 1966 I was issued with a razor & Gem blade.
It still works as well as it did when new.
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A story appeared in the Readers Digest many years ago, regarding a young soldier who was in the Borneo jungle, during the Indonesian Confrontation. He used to write to various companies extolling the virtues of their products in the jungle. Invariably he was rewarded by a pack of samples, which saved him having to buy them. At one point he wrote to Gillette's and told them that he'd been using one of their blades for a whole year and it still gave him a good shave.
He received a reply with a note thanking him for his letter and also one razor blade. The note concluded by saying ''we have great pleasure in giving you a further year's supply!''
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 21:15
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When I joined the army in 1966 I was issued with a razor & Gem blade.
It still works as well as it did when new.
And it was second hand even then ....

Exactly how long is your beard after these past 47 years, btw?
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 21:23
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Pelikal........if you believe that ole BALIX ( aviation reference sorry)....I have a bridge I can sell you...
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Old 30th Nov 2013, 21:31
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I've got one of those fuel magnet devices for my car. It works just as well on my diesel engined car as it did on my previous petrol engined one.

Mind you, it's been stuck to an old tenon saw hanging on a hook in the garage for years....
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