My youngest son was mystified at my excitement when my new double edge razor finally arrived yesterday. He couldn’t believe I would take, in his words, such a relic to my skin. I tried to convince him that if used properly, a good double edge razor will give as good, or a better shave than any of the modern razors out there. And, yes, we are talking about faces and legs. He did, however, show some interest when I told him how much I’ll spend on blades versus what he’ll spend on cartridges. I then made the argument that a good double edge razor will last 30+ years. His response was to look at his mother and say, “Dad thinks he’s going to live forever. He buys titanium bikes and 30 year razors.” What surprised me the most was my pitch that shaving should be a Zen kind of experience was the thing for which he showed the most interest. My wife watched this entire interaction with a grin on her face. I finally asked her what she was grinning about. Her reply, “It really must be spring; you’re getting ready to shave your legs again.”
Just out of curiosity, how many of you use a double edge razor?