Primitive Shaving

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  1. Sollomyn

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    jswi2374 Woods Bum Bushclass I

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    I'll stick with my safety razor, thank you!
     
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    why did he shave DOWN the throat? i always go up!!

    in all seriousness, is anyone thinking this was done, or was this just to prove a point? i have heard tell of native americans using clam shells to essentially pluck the hair on their face, or the top of their heads....
     
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    I'll pass! :eek:
     
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    Now I know why men wore beards. Beat the heck out of shaving!
     
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    By shaving down "with the grain", the wisker is less likely to pull the skin up on to the cutting edge. More of a sort of deflection.
     
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    I have never read or seen any archeological evidence that this was done by stone age cultures, but it obviously could have been. I am also not an archeologist, so maybe there is such evidence out there. I know one of the characters in the "Clan of the Cave Bear" series of books shaved with a stone blade, but that was fiction. I have read in the past about Native Americans plucking their facial hair, and my Dad knew someone in Viet Nam who used to tweeze instead of shaving. As a kid I remember reading about some tribes where the mothers would scald their boys faces with lime water to prohibit facial hair growth. I'm happy with my Dollar Shave Club razors, thanks.
     
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    so that must mean i'm just weird. shaving up the throat takes me with the grain!
     
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    I think i'll stay with my Bic Flex3...:dblthumb:
     

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