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Thread: Safety Razors & Slippery Handles

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    Senior Member blabbermouth Haroldg48's Avatar
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    I agree with carmaloscheider that a light grip is all that's needed especially with a well-balanced razor. Similarly, I choke up on the handle some to avoid excess pressure. I have a Merkur heavy duty 43c stainless razor which has a satin polished finish on the hanlde. It gives a great grip, and all I have to do is steer...the razor does the work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Yea, I don't think anyone means they use a stranglehold/death grip on their DE or straight. It is just that with a light hold a slippery handle does not inspire confidence with a DE especially to guide the razor on it's way, at least for me. It is about control not about forcing anything or applying more pressure.

    Oh yes of course, I wasn't wanting to suggest a strangle hold is used. Just mentioning that a useful tip might be a very loose hold.
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    If my fingers get wet and feel slightly slippery i'll rub my fingers on a block of alum.

    problem solved.....
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