One of the things that I always wonder about when I hear of someone being turned down for permission to detect somewhere is, “What does this person look like?” Did they just roll out of bed on a Saturday morning and throw on the closest Camo shirt and pants that they could find and head out the door?
Most metal detectorists that are successful in gaining permission to private properties know that appearance is everything. Think about it, what would you think if you opened your door and some random guy is standing there looking like he is homeless and starts rambling something about looking for relics, or coins and asking permission to dig holes in your yard? You’d probably respectfully decline and close the door.
But, if that same guy is standing there looking presentable and respectful you’d be more likely to hear him out and extend permission for him to dig small holes in your yard as long as he filled his plugs. Well, one way that can increase your chances of success is keeping your facial hair shaved. Looking like the guys from Duck Dynasty is cool for TV, but here in the real world a clean shaven face is often more acceptable when asking someone for permission to metal detect in their yard.
Recently I had a chance to test a product for MicroTouch ONE. That product is the MicroTouch ONE Razor. Let me first say that I had never used this type of razor, so I was skeptical from the beginning.
Those of you who follow my blog, or that know me, also know that I am the kind of guy that will tell you what I honestly think, regardless of what others think about my opinion, so this article will be no different.
As I’ve stated before, when I come across a good product that we can use, I like to share it with the metal detecting community.
What can I say? The first thing I noticed about the MicroTouch ONE Razor when I opened the box was that the razor came in a nice plastic travel case. When I opened it I noticed that the razor was very sharp looking chrome! There is a mirror inside the travel case for shaving on the go which I thought was a very nice feature. The razor itself is entirely Chromed and looks very durable.
I had told my wife about getting one of these razors and that I had never used this style of razor before. I figured that it would be like other razors that I’ve tried in the past that just rip the hair out of my face. I figured Oh well, if I don’t like it I can always give it to my dad.
Since I hadn’t shaved in a couple of days I decided to go ahead and give the razor a try. The razor comes with 12 blades, so I loaded one into the razor and turned the handle. A very easy installation actually! I lathered up my face with shaving cream and prepared myself for probably a painful shave. Boy was I wrong! On the first shave I could tell that the razor was super sharp and that there was NO pain whatsoever! I said “WOW! This is NICE!” It cut through my rough facial stubble like a hot knife through butter! It was absolutely amazing to me because I had never used this type of razor before. I had no idea what I was missing out on.
I did notice that I had to go somewhat slower as I shaved, but that could have just been due to my apprehension from using a new razor for the first time. The razor conformed to my face with each stroke and I was pleasantly surprised at the closeness of the shave.
I decided to go ahead and give the razor an ultimate test and shave off my mustache. The thing is, I haven’t shaved my mustache off in a few months. I didn’t use any shaving cream and went slow as I brought the razor through my mustache hair. The razor did an awesome job and it was painless and a very close shave. I was surprised at how easily the razor cut through the hair without pulling it.
I couldn’t believe that in my 30 years of shaving I hadn’t ever used this kind of razor. I have been missing out all of this time! The MicroTouch ONE Razor is worth every penny and is a steal at just $19.99 + S&H! It was very easy to remove the hair by simply rinsing the razor under the water, and there was no hair stuck in the blade!
All in all I am glad that I gave the MicroTouch ONE Razor a chance. It blew my mind, and if you are in the market for a new razor for yourself or as a gift, give this razor a second look, you will be glad that you did! You can thank me later for the tip!
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory. -Arthur Ashe
Happy Hunting, and Good Luck!