Sharp Practice: The Real Man's Guide To Shaving Paperback – 4 Jun 2007
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"Larsen packs his pages with historical anecdote and cheery encouragement. The result is an amusing salve to shaving insecurity." (Financial Times Magazine) -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
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Most people buying this book will be looking for advice on the different aspects of shaving, which include preparation, common mistakes and post-shave, which you will get, no worries on that score. But you will also learn about the history of shaving throughout the world and how it all started, evolved and ended up as it is today.
The stories are actually very entertaining and interesting. Other stories include that of author Anders Larsen who talks about his childhood, youth and adult experiences with regards to shaving, most of which have an element of humour and caused me to raise a smile and a giggle from time-to-time. The stories are nice and personal, and I'm glad they were included in the book along with shaving advice, which is what most people, including myself, bought the book for as a priority.
I'd recommend this book to anyone looking to improve their shave and learn about the history of shaving. It's a great read and is translated well into English.
Topics include: Cut-throat razor, safety razor, electric razor, preparation, stropping and honing, head shaving, common shaving problems and moustaches and beards.
I tried this myself when starting out and realized that I had the skin of a fairy. Few gallons of blood and chucks of skin later I realized I wasn't quite up to the whole shaving technique. This book has explained a hell of a lot of questions that for some strange reason I never asked about!
Absolutely brilliant book packed with wonderful stories about the history of shaving and every question answered that you always wanted to ask but where probably too proud or manly to ask about!
The problem with the book is after reading about his exploits with one-eyed Cossacks in the jungle, freediving off of oil rigs and wandering the cities of Europe you aren't given much in the way of actual shaving tips or information. There is a lot of history of shaving in the book, and if you're interested in that, you might enjoy it. However even that has flaws; in spite of his research the author doesn't seem aware that Sweeney Todd is a fictional character.
In short, buy this book to read some drinking stories and trivia regarding shaving. If you're looking for a guide or useful information, look elsewhere. I recommend "Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving: Shaving Made Enjoyable" available here on Amazon for shaving tips and information.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. I read and learned between chuckles. Buy this book you will not regret it.
The best book on shaving and history lessons thrown in. Read more
Fantastic book. Covers pretty much everything from a realistic everyday person and in realistic everyday situations that all men have had to deal with at some point. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Thom
I should probably have gone for a shaving manual with step-by-step instructions. A lot of irrelevant stuff's in here.Published 19 months ago by Mrs. S. MacLean
Really good book - gives good instructions and some very good tips on shaving. Just that it waffles on some parts.Published on 29 July 2014 by Amish Somaia