August 5, 2005

Styptic Pencil - A Cure For Nicks and Cuts

Every heard of a styptic pencil? I hadn't. But the more I read about them the more I understand their place in a standard set of shaving tools. The contain aluminum sulfate which acts as an astringent to stop the bleeding of small razor cuts and nicks. Just a little dab'll do ya! And they're cheap:

$4.00 at Caswell-Massey
$1.50 at
$1.49 at

Does it hurt? You betcha! But weigh a bleeder against a sting and I'll bet you opt for the quick fix.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at August 5, 2005 1:21 PM
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