Chronicles of a Traveling Straight Razor
Well, the journey begins. This will be the thread for all of the participants in the tour to chronicle their experience with the World's Most Traveled Razor. As a couple of you may have noticed on another thread, I came up with an idea to let some of the B&B membership have an opportunity to shave with one of my custom razors rather than just put some nice scales on it and sell it. Before you question why, let's just say that I am hoping to get more out of observing this adventure than I would by just putting some extra money in the bank. I guess you could say I'd be getting paid in a different way if this all works out.
The idea was spawned from knowing that everyone in B&B reader-land cannot necessarily afford to purchase one of my razors or get your hands on one anytime soon. Others of you might be able to afford one, but may want to just see what the fuss is all about. You also get to act famous by scratching your initials in the scales.
While my razors are expensive, they don't necessarily shave better than a good quality vintage razor. However, it doesn't change the fact that there are not a whole lot of my custom razors around and guys being guys, we all have a tendency to like things that are scarce or one of a kind or have a bit of quality to them. My razors fit in there somewhere.
I sent the razor off to the first person on the list and Ben should have it about mid-week (May 10 - 16) Here's hoping for an enjoyable adventure for all of you...