#1 I think is most important (prep aside)
A guy at work wants to try using a straight, but is scared of accidentally killing himself when shaving his neck.
I told him "you would have to work at it and really try to do that kind of damage"
A subsection to #1.
Take each stroke with determination. The straight razor can smell fear, and will bite you if you hesitate in the slightest, and keep that blade moving.
[QUOTE=rabidpotatochip;1182821]Thanks... I was chewing on a carrot stick and snorted some out my nose... :lol:[/QUOTE]
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