> OK - Time for the old fellows to weigh in. One of my earliest
> barber shops probably goes back 56 years or more. I remember sitting
> chair watching the barber at the next chair sharpening a straight
razor on a
> long leather strop. If you watch old westerns you will see the same
> Long leather strops, hanging from the back of a barber chair or his
> were standard equipment for many years. I don't recall seeing one
NO, and you probably won't, thanks to the lawyers.
When is the last time you saw a straight razor in a barber shop?
When is the last time you saw somebody get a shave with a straight razor?
Hot towels wrapped over your face with a little hole left for breathing.
Short deft strokes. Wipe the hot lather and cut whiskers from the blade,
after each stroke, on a piece of paper resting on your shoulder as you
lay almost prone in the barber chair.
That shot of aftershave when the shave was finished.
Saturday afternoon in the fall, the Ohio State football game on the
radio, getting a shave for that hot Saturday night date.
Those were the days my friend.
If you could afford a barber shop shave and a Saturday night night date,
it had been a good week.
Don't even find a straight razor being used for the final neck trim any
more, just a funky little electric trimmer.
It's just not the same.
Was told it is a liability issue with the insurance companies.