Razor blades are memorable for me in more than one way.
Don’t think I think the razor blades are important for a man’s life because he’s vain. No, they were important for me because I have learnt the trade of the toolmaker!
I have worked for many years for a firm that produced the raw blades and sold them to known and lesser known companies that made into razor blades.
In my generation the war has determined many a young persons’ life. Most likely I would have continued to being a master toolmaker… But I was conscripted into the army and after the war my parents weren’t well off and they could not afford to sustain me.
While working in one of the firms I got to know the women that I later married. In that way the blades are important in more than one way.