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    I had this obsession of shaving with my knife since I was a very young child , now at last I had the opportunity to make my knife that sharp so I did it and filmed a video while making it Hope you guys enjoy it, plus the hd is quite thick , if I used a thinner blade it would be better but this is the sharpest knife I have.
    Kids dont try this at home or you may end up with one ear or something

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    LOL....well an axe would have been more impressive.....LOL
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    I have found it hard to do the chin and mustache as well. The left side of my face has been the easiest since I'm right handed.
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    Back n the day, before safety razors, it was rare for a man to shave himself, and shaving was not a daily occurrence for most of the population.

    The barber shop was a much more popular place back then. Businessmen stopped in for their daily shave before going to work and most shops had a line of shaving mugs on the wall for their regular customers. Even the average workmen could afford a shave and haircut every week or two at the cost of a few pennies.

    My grandfather was a barber outside Detroit and told stories about the price of a shave and haircut going down to 10 cents during the depression.

    People out in the country did not have the convenience of a neighborhood barber and the long beards identified them as folk from the back woods.
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    It is definitely a good skill during a survival situation, though in my situation, my skin on my face is very thin (really ) and sensitive, and I'd never use a knife for shaving.

    When a barber sharpened and stropped (I hope I write it well) a razor, then it removed most of the burr, the microscopic serrations from the edge.
    It gave the razor a good, flat edge area that could simply slide on the skin without hurting it too much.
    A knife, especially a good survival knife should not be stropped this precisely, it has a burr on the edge all the time.
    This burr would cut into the skin during the shaving.

    Afterall I just wanted to say that thanks for sharing it.
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    I don't shave..so.....
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    Shaving with a knife demonstrates that your knife is sharp enough to shave. Shaving in a "survival situation" is the last thing on my list of things to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gcckoka View Post
    I had this obsession of shaving with my knife since I was a very young child ,.....snip
    LOL......Sorry but struck me funny....
    Well I always had a beard as well....but kept it on the inside till about age 13 or so....
    Didn't think about shaving it...till.......well...never?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crashdive123 View Post
    Shaving with a knife demonstrates that your knife is sharp enough to shave. Shaving in a "survival situation" is the last thing on my list of things to do.
    I have no words for this. Other than I have never ever contemplated "survival" shaving.
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    When I was living in the forest last summer my hair grew a lot over the months and I decided to cut it with my knife. I spent a long time trying to cut my hair, but it was super painful. After struggling and cursing for an hour my partner didn't notice any difference. I gave up. A few weeks later I found some scissors in a trapper's cabin and cut my hair with them. I've read that the Yahi people used to burn their hair as a way of mourning. So I think the best way of cutting relatively short hair without scissors (primitively) would be to burn it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpqs View Post
    When I was living in the forest last summer my hair grew a lot over the months and I decided to cut it with my knife. I spent a long time trying to cut my hair, but it was super painful. After struggling and cursing for an hour my partner didn't notice any difference. I gave up. A few weeks later I found some scissors in a trapper's cabin and cut my hair with them. I've read that the Yahi people used to burn their hair as a way of mourning. So I think the best way of cutting relatively short hair without scissors (primitively) would be to burn it.
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    "Hey! Hold my beer while I light my hair on fire!!!!"

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    This could be the start of something big for the ladies.

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    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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    You, uh, do know short hair doesn't need to be trimmed, right?

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    Real short hair just needs a spit shine every so often........
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