Hi, I already posted something along these lines in the Newbie area but I'm realizing this might be the better place for it. Sorry for the redundant post but from what I can tell this is where exactly the kind of thing I'm doing should go... so...
As a musician of limited means, living in a rather small apartment with my family, I don't have the resources to build, nor the space to store, a large collection of razors, soaps, brushes and accoutrements.
But blades? Blades are small, and cheap, and yes, there's a wondrous assortment of them on the market, from all over the world.
So I thought, why not take a trip around the world, from the comfort of my bathroom sink? And explore a bit of the history and culture around safety razors along the way?
And then of course as soon as my brain made the connection with the classic Jules Verne novel (Around the World in 80 Days), and it didn't seem like 200 people had already done it, I knew I had to make the commitment. I will not be doing this in 80 days, of course; more likely 80 weeks in fact. But I'll do my best to stick with it for at least one time around, with stops in all the places blades are made!
So today, to ring in a new year, I will set off on my journey. And I will start with a blade from where I live, in Germany - but also where my shaving journey began: with the ubiquitous Wilkinson Sword blade. The first DE blade I ever used, many years ago in Canada before cartridges swept the shaving world, and the first I tried when, more recently, I decided to abandon that grievous folly and embrace traditional safety-razor shaving again.
I am not trying to position myself as an expert reviewer, this is just my journey and my experience.
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