07-16-2013, 12:14 PM
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Well, I took my first step in the world of wet shaves today. I would like to share my joy on my new found pleasure. I'm still putting together my shave kit so I was limited as to what I have to use.
PRE-SHAVE:
Took my beard down with Wahl hair clippers as close as possible. Next I used a hot towel, followed by a good scrub and wash with my sons Oxy Clear, than another hot towel.
SHAVE:
I used my new to me GEM Featherweight with GEM SS SE Blades. Lathered with Barbasol Shaving Cream with Soothing Aloe.
POST SHAVE:
Rinsed with warm water and applied another hot towel (just because I like it). Then I finished with some Aqua Velva Classic Ice Blue.
The whole process was a great sensation and feeling. I can't wait till I get some different shave creams and soaps to try. But first I need to acquire a brush, bowl and would love to get a DE Razor. I do believe I'm hooked. What was I thinking all those years. Thanks for letting me share my experience with y'all!

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 07-16-2013, 12:23 PM
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Welcome to the club! It only gets better from here.

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 07-16-2013, 12:33 PM
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What a great account of a splendid first shave. And guess what? They only get better from here; just don't get too ahead of yourself. The GEM Feather Weight is a great little SE razor. As an SE razor enthusiast I say give a DE a fair shot but don't be surprised if they just don't compare. Winky

While many of us really enjoy using many different soaps and brushes the honest truth is that it doesn't take much to get a great shave. The problem comes in when we begin to enjoy it so much that it's worth it to spend more, and more, and more...











... and more! Laughing1

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 07-16-2013, 01:05 PM
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  • Fab
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Glad to hear that. Thanks for sharing. As others have said, it only gets better. Most important thing is you're enjoying it. Take your time and don't rush, enjoy the moment.

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 07-16-2013, 01:46 PM
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(07-16-2013, 12:33 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: What a great account of a splendid first shave. And guess what? They only get better from here; just don't get too ahead of yourself. The GEM Feather Weight is a great little SE razor. As an SE razor enthusiast I say give a DE a fair shot but don't be surprised if they just don't compare. Winky

While many of us really enjoy using many different soaps and brushes the honest truth is that it doesn't take much to get a great shave. The problem comes in when we begin to enjoy it so much that it's worth it to spend more, and more, and more...











... and more! Laughing1
What would you recommend for my next SE?

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 07-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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  • bjorney
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(07-16-2013, 01:46 PM)DavePaskowski Wrote: What would you recommend for my next SE?

I'd recommend an Ever Ready 1914. They look great, shave great and
give a wonderful sound when you shave. They are readily available on Ebay for reasonable prices.

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 07-16-2013, 04:24 PM
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Congrats.

Ever Ready 1914 (?) ... or a Gem 1912.

Cereal Bowl Works Well.

Kiss My Face Shave Creams are pretty good and cheap.

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 07-16-2013, 04:52 PM
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  • Johnny
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Brush:

Semogue 1305

Shave Cream:

Speick

Shave Soap:

Mitchell's Wool Fat

DE Razor:

Edwin Jagger E89 Series

Blades:

Polsilver Iridium

If you want another SE, try an old Schick G1 or I1 Injector. Plenty of good ones on the bay.

After Shaves:

What ever makes you happy.

A good wet shave is a wonderful thing to do every morning.

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 07-16-2013, 05:58 PM
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(07-16-2013, 01:46 PM)DavePaskowski Wrote: What would you recommend for my next SE?

GEM or EverReady 1912
GEM Micromatic Clog Pruf
EverReady 1914
EverReady 1924
GEM Micromatic Open Comb

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 07-16-2013, 07:15 PM
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Congratulations and enjoy the journey!Biggrin

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 07-17-2013, 09:02 AM
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  • gmug
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Congratulations and welcome to the club! I'm a recently convert too and glad I found this site :-)

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