04-08-2012, 12:28 AM
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I've always found that making introductions - just like making small talk - to be difficult. Perhaps it's because I'm a Norwegian, perhaps it's just me... at any rate, I've been peeking in at this forum for a few weeks, and signed up a few days ago - I figured it was time to say hello.

A bit about myself? Well, as mentioned I'm Norwegian. I'm also career military, which explains (at least in part) my online handle. I had been shaving for close to twenty years before I switched to a DE razor... well, I said shaving. I meant "scraping or pulling hair of my face". I tried multiple electric shavers from several brands, I struggled along with a cartridge razor and grumbled over the cost of replacement blades. The foam-in-a-can thing I never got the hang of, so I switched to cream and brush* less than a year after I started shaving. In short, shaving was something I had to do, not something I looked forward to.

Then about two years ago - as I was gearing up for a 12 month deployment as an UN observer in Sudan - my better half suggested I look into that old fashioned razor craze... after all, DE blades might be easier to find in deepest Africa. So I thought about it, I browsed a number of shaving blogs and forums... and I decided to give it a go. Never looked back after that - my old cartridge razor is gathering dust. And best of all; I'm looking forward to my shaves now!

Like any geek with a new hobby I couldn't just have a razor, one brush and a single soap though... my collection keeps growing, slowly but surely. Right now I got three razors (the fourth is in the mail), five brushes, six soaps / creams / sticks (and a seventh in the mail), enough blades to last me several years and various other gear. Good thing my better half is understanding and supportive Biggrin

So, uhm, yeah. I guess that was my way of saying Hello...

*) Both from Body Shop - not the best, but not bad either. Their newer brushes are better though.

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 04-08-2012, 12:36 AM
  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Welcome to the forum from a Spaniard in USA!

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 04-08-2012, 12:50 AM
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Good morning WegianWarrior!

Welcome to the shave nook. Maybe it is a waste to buy so many products, but hey whatever, I love it so I keep on buying!

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 04-08-2012, 01:51 AM
  • tgutc
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  • Michigan
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 04-08-2012, 03:46 AM
  • Java
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  • Cartersville, Georgia, USA
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Welcome! It's funny how that happens, isn't it? I've been wet shaving for about 3 months, and already have so much gear that the only other thing I'll need for my next 2 years worth of shaves is hot water. Of course that won't stop me from buying more stuff...............

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 04-08-2012, 04:02 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.

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 04-08-2012, 04:05 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. Glad you joined.

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 04-08-2012, 04:22 AM
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It's great to have you in the Nook! Please don't think you'll get any AD treatment here. We are all a bunch of enablers following the lead of the head enabler, Phil!

So, get more brushes, razors, soaps, creams. Have fun! We'll look forward to your posts!

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 04-08-2012, 04:51 AM
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 04-08-2012, 05:18 AM
  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Hello and welcome to the Nook.

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 04-08-2012, 05:42 AM
  • gijames
  • Mile High Soldier
  • TN, USA
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Welcome Aboard the Nook!

that was a solid intro!


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 04-08-2012, 06:04 AM
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Hello and welcome!Wink

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 04-08-2012, 06:13 AM
  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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Welcome to the Shave Nook. I am glad you found us here.

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 04-08-2012, 07:15 AM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. We hope you enjoy your stay.

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 04-08-2012, 09:13 AM
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Thanks for the welcome everyone - I'm really enjoying this place so far Biggrin

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 04-08-2012, 10:00 AM
  • freddy
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  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome to The Shave Nook and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 04-08-2012, 12:19 PM
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Nice to meet you Warrior.

I like your wife. You obviously did well Thumbup

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 04-08-2012, 05:09 PM
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Welcome and hello, sir!

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 04-08-2012, 05:58 PM
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 04-08-2012, 06:08 PM
  • ridgerunner
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Welcome to The Shave Nook. Glad that you chose to join us here. We have a great group of members.

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