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    Default Shaving blind with a straight razor

    I really didn't think this was going to be as difficult as it was. Guess you rely more on feedback from the mirror than I anticipated.


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    I cant watch. After the first minute of him shaving it looked like he was stabing the tip in his face.
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    Ha, Reminded me of my very frst shave, I could see but the shave was scary and there was a lot more blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBass View Post
    I really didn't think this was going to be as difficult as it was. Guess you rely more on feedback from the mirror than I anticipated.


    Vincent van Gogh tried that trick once, but it didn’t go so well…

    No need to watch some fool try to achieve notoriety.



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    Well I shave half blind all the time, only have one eye, and can’t see one side of my face, all by feel, and before you say BS, when you twist your head and start stretching you aren’t looking into the mirror so you do slot by feel. Also same goes for shaving your head 2 mirrors don’t do it for me either
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    Well I shave half blind all the time, only have one eye, and canít see one side of my face, all by feel, and before you say BS, when you twist your head and start stretching you arenít looking into the mirror so you do slot by feel. Also same goes for shaving your head 2 mirrors donít do it for me either
    Not that you are half blind but I like that last post.

    I just scanned quick through the video and laughed that he had his buddy clean the lather off his blade and give it back to him. He was more worried about dinging his blade that cutting his face.

    I would like to read the comments from and actual blind person to this and similar posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    Not that you are half blind but I like that last post.

    I just scanned quick through the video and laughed that he had his buddy clean the lather off his blade and give it back to him. He was more worried about dinging his blade that cutting his face.

    I would like to read the comments from and actual blind person to this and similar posts.

    I would argue that there is a difference between doing something because of an impairment and doing something to merely attract attention.

    One is a valiant attempt to overcome a handicap, the other is a pathetic attempt to get noticed.


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    Yes plus a blindfold does not really make you blind, as long as you have functioning eyes the brain is still sending signals to the brain. So it allows you to try things like that, when the brain don’t get any input then you totally have no reference
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeBass View Post
    I really didn't think this was going to be as difficult as it was. Guess you rely more on feedback from the mirror than I anticipated.

    I Did that back in 2013.


    Also I lived aboard the boat I had before buying my current boat, for 7 years. I didn't have a mirror. No particular reason, I just didn't. After the first time I shaved, it didn't seem important that I buy one. Of course whenever I caught a ship, I had a mirror to shave in, but at home I didn't and it really was no big deal. I know where my face is. It is on the front side of my head. I know where my razor is. It is in my hand. So I just shave. It's not so hard once you have done it.

    Over on B&B there is at least one totally blind member who shaves with a straight razor. I don't remember his name, though.

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    Anyway you cut it, you probably need less than the fingers on one hand to count the number of actual blind people who shave with a straight razor today.

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