May Photo A Day : Day 15 : 7 O’Clock

I scanned my photo archives and there was nothing that could mark 7 o’clock. I thought of capturing something on TV at 7 pm and that moment passed as some guests dropped in at that time.

A mild panic attack struck me at around 7.30 pm but then I took some deep breaths and remembered Jyothi Nair’s comment during our chat on Facebook earlier in the day when we were brainstorming for today’s prompt.

Immediately, I went out to a shop in the neighborhood and asked for my object of desire.

So, here I am with my 7 o’clock picture which is courtesy Jyothi’s idea. Thanks for rescuing me today, Jyothi 🙂
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This is the 7 o’clock razor blade which found its way in our home for the first time. KG has never used this type of blade for shaving thus there was never a need to buy it. But, my father still uses these blades and incidentally 7 o’clock is the brand he favours.

I remember, as kids (my sisters and I), these blades were kept away from our reach. We were never allowed to even touch them. Yes, we have over-protective parents!

But we used to enjoy sharpening our pencils with these blades as there were a couple of girls in class who always carried them in their pencil boxes.

Then in one of our art class we were taught about blade painting. In this, an art work is created by using razor blades instead of regular brushes. It was an innovative form of painting for us then and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I believe now-a-days, some special knives are used for the then blade paintings.

As we grew a bit older, we were allowed to use these razor blades to cut thermocol for art and craft things. Today’s push-lock cutters or thermocol cutting knives had not made an entry then in the stationary shops.

I remember, a school mate had made an artwork of some super man kind of character by pasting small strips of razor blades all over it.

So many memories attached with a razor blade!! LOL 😀

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60 thoughts on “May Photo A Day : Day 15 : 7 O’Clock

    • You know what, I thought this is such a purane zamane ka thing, it must not be costing more that Rs 5 or 10! I gave Rs 50 to the shopkeeper and he hands me back Rs 5!! Imagine my shock on seeing Rs 5 in my hand! 😀

  1. haha !
    Good one shilpa. This reminds me my dad’s shaving. I used to love that foam and smell 😉 and play with it.
    I love sharpening pencils with them
    Liked ur unique idea and I Know an art form with blades . we made a blade palace at school and I too experimented with thermocol

  2. My mote papa still uses this brand! And ohh, I could never ever sharpen the pencils with blades..never! My sister used to do that for me, when we were not in the mood to use a sharpener 🙂

    • There was a thrill in sharpening pencils with blades… the pointed lead of the pencil sharpened with a blade was so different from that of the regular sharpener! 🙂

  3. “But we used to enjoy sharpening our pencils with these blades ” Me too! My father still does, for various purposes like gift- wrapping, book wrapping and yes for shaving as well 🙂

    Fantastic way of taking up today’s topic, Shilpa! Loved your interpretation 🙂

  4. Now we don’t have a single blade in the house when we need it. Those days it was always there and we could sharpen pencils especially I used to love sharpening eyebrow pencil(mostly used as eye liner).

  5. Ah! So many memories!!!

    I also have my own set of memories associated with blade. Even I was not allowed to touch a blad but u know whow we love doing the forbidden things? I tried it at school using some other girls’ blad and had such a big cut in my palm. Post that have never been fond of the thing. Though My hubby uses it for cutting things but I prefer staying away from it.

  6. Interesting Picture Shilpa 🙂 My father also uses these type of blades even now. He does not like the new fangled razors. I have not seen one in ages…somehow they remind me of my school days too.

  7. hi shilpa need ur help with write tribe I tried posting through link but it didn’t work:(
    please look into it and tell me what went wrong:)

  8. I was going to do the same you know…only I couldn’t find any blades in the house with Dad not being and all…lovely idea , great minds think alike 😉

  9. You know the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the prompt was this 🙂 It brought back memories of thermocol models we made during school using the blade…

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