I think by "bimanist" Shade means simply that he holds his Gillette razor with both hands while shaving. I remember those "double-edge" razors, and they were not what is now called "ergonomically friendly."

In reading these recent posts, I was reminded of The Prisoner of Zenda as a possible source of Kinbote's fantasies.  Checking on this, I came across this exchange from five years ago:


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