The other day I was thinking about many aspects of this hobby that are made possible by the hard work of many different individuals with specific and unique talents. I wondered, what happens if in 20 years I want an Iwasaki razor? Or a Tony Miller strop? I'm pretty sure that wetshaving will still be popular, but what about the individual artisans and craftsmen that create all of this incredible shave gear for us to enjoy? I would list more examples, but to be honest, a ton of my favorite stuff is fairly unique and hard to come by in 2010. Just think about finding brushes, razors, hones, and strops in 2040!
So what do you think, guys? Is it the nature of the free market that if we create a demand, there will always be a supply? Or are there certain skill sets out there that are irreplaceable?
Ha, just realized that this post is a total downer. Hope it doesn't bum you out, just had a thought and wanted to hear everyone's input.