Incendiary Image of the the Day: Sharpen This! Edition


And if he cuts his carotid, they can bury him with it.

While it might not be as impressive as turning a shovel into an AK, Alex Karpenko, a 35 year old Russian schoolteacher carries on his grandfather’s tradition of eschewing production razors in favor of a more DIY approach. Of course his grandfather did this out of necessity as a soldier in WWII, but hey…to each their own.


I learned the hard way that axes do not belong in close proximity to one’s face.

You can read more about Alex’s strange shaving regimen in the Austrian Times. I learned the hard way that it is a bad thing when axes and faces collide.

(h/t to reader Sam)


  1. sean says:

    thats gnarly!!

  2. GC says:

    I’m guessing this isn’t the kind of thing that’s done after stumbling into the shower while still bleary eyed on a morning.

  3. SigGuy says:

    Shaving with an axe, now that’s almost as rugged as not shaving at all! Reminds me of a guy I saw one time shaving with a straight razor, while riding in a car that was on the interstate.

  4. Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    It’s all about the edge on the instrument. Most people cannot sharpen a knife to the keen edge necessary to allow one to successfully shave with it.

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