A couple of nicked ear lobes, resultant pink water in the sink and subsequent explanations to concerned relatives (had I been attacked by a knife wielding lunatic in the street?) has led to a temporary suspension of using straight razors for daily ablutions. A 1972 vintage Gillette DE razor has been brought into use to save the day.
Vintage it may be but there’ll be no issue with the availability of the DE blades it requires. Several months of late night (thus gin fuelled) forages onto E Bay has led to the allatsea blade stock being in the order of 1160.
Yes, eleven hundred and sixty. Ish. I joke not. Considering each blade will yield at least 7 shaves (often, many more depending on the brand) then, assuming one shave a day, that little lot will last yours truly around 22 years. Hmmmm!!
Right then, my ambition is to live long enough to need to pop down to Boots to buy some more.
Bring it on.