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    Easily distracted by sharp objects alb1981's Avatar
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    It has happened to me before!!

    solution: keep vintage razor, buy brand new Merkur/edwin jagger and send to brother.

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    I say test shave it, if its a great shave and one you really want to keep for yourself it will be all that better of a gift because you will know how good of a razor it is, either way you got it for him so I guess technically its already his

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnus View Post
    Easy. Cutting objects shouldn't be given as gifts. Old superstition, an exchange needs to be made etc... So you have to keep it. Done deal.
    I've had older relatives talk about this superstition, if memory serves, he can't have a cutting object for free (i.e. he's got to send me a dime or penny or something) or else he will cut himself with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldGI View Post
    I've had older relatives talk about this superstition, if memory serves, he can't have a cutting object for free (i.e. he's got to send me a dime or penny or something) or else he will cut himself with it.
    Fully understand,I gave my bro a BB gun for his 10th B'day,damn near shot his eye out

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldGI View Post
    The really weird thing is, I kind of feel dirty for considering keeping the razor, like I was running around with his woman or something I doubt I could keep it and enjoy it in good faith knowing that it was supposed to be his. It's outta here on the next thing smoking.
    Do you want to lay down and we will take about it .. Couldn't resist LOL ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldGI View Post
    I've had older relatives talk about this superstition, if memory serves, he can't have a cutting object for free (i.e. he's got to send me a dime or penny or something) or else he will cut himself with it.
    That's the one. It can't be a gift; it has to be bought or traded for. It's true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldGI View Post
    I've had older relatives talk about this superstition, if memory serves, he can't have a cutting object for free (i.e. he's got to send me a dime or penny or something) or else he will cut himself with it.
    My Mum always said that if you don't pay for a knife that is given to you, it will cut the friendship.

    Your brother was born the same year as me, except I was born in December.
    If you find a 4th quarter 1956 one let me know.

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    If your just sending the bro a DE razor (no Blades),Is it still considered a cutting object?

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    The guilt you'll feel won't be worth it. My advice to you is to give him the razor, and because it's his birth year makes it more special. You can always find another for yourself, there's millions of them out there! If you do send it to him, he'll probably let you try it out, so at least you can say you shaved with it. All of these razors will be around a lot longer than your Brother, if I was in your shoes, I would send er' away!

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    To ease the giving problem. People often give a cutting gift with a Coin. That way the receiver has a ready coin to give back to the giver as the exchange.
    A knife or blade was seen as a part of a person's livelihood. If you gave it you would be opening up yourself to ill fortune for giving a part of you away. if you sold it you wouldn't.
    Last edited by Johnus; 06-25-2012 at 01:53 AM.

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