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Old Video

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:08 pm
by EL Alamein
This video was posted elsewhere but I thought we might enjoy it here as well.

I suspect there is a lot going on here that is not presented in the video. The shave at the end is pretty cool.

Hope you enjoy.


Re: Old Video

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:18 am
by Bill_K
At about 10:22, Billy says, "You don't need expensive shavin' soap."

True, but I have it anyway. :lol:

Great video, Chris - thanks for finding and sharing!


Re: Old Video

Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:15 pm
by EL Alamein
Bill, did you notice when he says "back in the box"? He's putting used lather back in the soap dish. Depression Era mentality is all I can come up with.

Plus that video was shot, I believe, in the early 1990's. Bath soap back then was mostly tallow based with almost no glycerin in it. Today I believe it's different.

Also he has 20 some razors in rotation. Why do you think that is? I'll bet it's because the edges didn't last that long.

I also believe there are probably things going on outside the video that we are not aware of. How were his razors finished? Were they stropped on a pasted strop at one time? How does he maintain them and how often?

He doesn't do a second pass and feels his chin for stubble. How great was the shave? I think back then what they settled for was the look and not so much the feel, especially at his age. Very pedestrian and probably common for his era.

Great piece of history though.