Bingo!Interesting there was no mention of a straight razor. I think it is because of the "safety razor". For some reason it is acceptable to get nicked with a Gillette Fat Boy, but God help us if it's a 19th Century Wade and Butcher. I know this, using a SR has been mind opening. Terms like "cut throat" just add to the deception. If you learn properly, a SR is no less safe than a Schick Krona.