the first razors

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the first razors

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As the noted anthropologist Leakey, never know quite what happened to our ancestors in their journey to us because 'the documentation and' too fragmented.
Only with this modesty can venture hypotheses about the birth of the instrument used for shaving.
We know that cutting accompanies and assists man since most 'antiquity', with fire and use of the hand and 'the conquest of most' significant evolution and percio'e 'one of the most' old tools he used .
The Lower Paleolithic, the period when our ancestors began to use sharp tools, the theater was probably the birth of something like the razor.
Thanks to archaeological excavations we now know how empowering 'our ancestors established, with technical end of chipping, sanding, and after grinding, stone tools, flint and obsidian.
The obsidian, a volcanic stone glass, splinters produces very sharp and therefore we believe that, first, has been used as a means of depilation.

Now we do a considerable time step and we advance in historical times.
The advent of metallurgy was a slow and gradual occurrence and port 'man in a position to create tools and instruments in the desired fashion.
The first metal used, copper was very flexible and suitable for processing malleable.
The gradual learning experience allowed the improvement of the metallurgical characteristics of the metal, the new league, composed by adding another element, the pond became, given the importance of acquisition ', synonymous with an era, the Bronze Age.
It 's just the acquisition of the processing method of the Bronze Age, and the consequent ability' to produce tools aimed at a specific use, we can venture the current definition of the razor.
The most 'archaic consists of two blades joined together, longitudinally, by a kind of lattice whose form gave name to the fenestrated razors.
Other bronze razors, the so-called Bitaglienti have a shape like a spoon with a loop handle and two cutting edges.
The form lunataconsiste a razor blade with the very corner, figure out where the cutting edge and, as a whole, a moon with its ring applied.
Dating back to 1000 AcQuest razors, erroneously considered more 'votive current use, will give rise to the line of razors in many centuries and will be used for most of the age' of Iron, their characteristics forms persist until the advent civilization 'greek-roman.
Near Bologna, over a century ago, was discovered in the necropolis of Villanova and with it came to light bronze artefacts propi that civilization ': a civilization' bronze-iron agricultural economy, but also characterized by activity 'metal.
Senator Earl Gozzadini, describing his excavations of Villanova, had already 'proved, in 1855, to show that some tools left with some particularity'
must be regarded as "razors characteristic of the tombs of high-ranking male in Northern Etruria."
In 1902 at Pompeii, Matthew Court inizio'degli digs that kept him busy for about fifty years.
During the finds were unearthed numerous examples of novacula with which the Romans between the eta 'and the Republican-century empire, shaved.
Excavations produced in Punic-Carthaginian tombs were collected some small bronze instruments chesa were classified as razors: they have a rectangular blade terminating in a curved wire and fitted with a handle shaped like a very thin "swan neck".
Is ignored if the desire to shave was dictated by religious orders, military, or toilet, but certainly so in the form 'of these particular tools suggests that shaving was performed by skilled hand on another's faces.
The razor "gooseneck" combine elegant styling and practical needs: a high enable a correct grip, light but firm hand makes the form particularly graceful.
Very elegant and refined some razors are found in Denmark.
Less elegant can 'be considered the custom according to which presuppose some archaeological finds, the Nordic peoples have shaved their sacrificial victims before making dismal events.
If an aesthetically-functional, over the centuries to come, the blades do not change much, we observe that the forms go smoothly, regardless of origin luoo.
This 'functionality that did evolve' razor tool was the use of the new wonderful man discovered metal: iron.
In Japan the manufacture of razors began in the sixth century BC with the advent of Jimmu Tenno (official title dell'mperatore Japan).
Since 'this time in the history of shaving is remembered as the age' of suffering, it should be noted that, in aid of this function, man has created the forfice.
The first models loop back to the tenth century were dCPrima forfici, their ancestors, but which are based 'on the principle of the lever of the third degree, without the central pivot, but with two blades connected together at the base, and give way' rise to a movement in the spring.
In the paintings of Seicentoraffiguranti the episode of Samson and Delilah, we find that heroin is cut Samson's hair and beard with forfici a barber as well and 'in the Bible.

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