According to the adverts, shaving is as easy as swiping your face while grinning at the hottie hovering in the background, wrapped in a towel. Yet, the gentle art of introducing what’s basically a lethal weapon to vulnerable parts of your body each morning needs to be carefully learnt.

For most men, these lessons begin by watching Dad dragging a razor across his face over the sink before work (these sessions can also double as a masterclass in swearing when he nicks a bit of skin). Whatever facial hair you end up with in the end, shaving is a right of passage. So join us as we go on a journey through the five stages of mastering your weapon, from wispy-chinned student to full-on ninja master.