There are many reasons for straight razor shaving. It is the enjoyment that does not happen with safety or electric razors. With modern razors it is much more of a chore than an enjoyable experience. Ever hear a person say that the most enjoyable shave they ever had was in a barber shop from a straight razor?
It is the satisfaction of an accomplishment that can only be achieved with a learning curve. Simple, yet the easily achieved skill is extremely satisfying as well as the shave experience itself. It is also the charisma and connection that goes back to a different era, back through the ages to an earlier time when a straight razor was the only way.
Of course there is also the big money saving advantage. With no expensive blades to throw away, a straight razor will last a person a lifetime and there will be enough left over to will down to heirs for another lifetime's usage. Ahhhhh, the joy of lathering the face and removing whiskers with a blade is something to relish and savor.
The history and the process of honing, stropping and maintaining a straight razor is the satisfaction and enjoyment with a quality garnered from achievement
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