04-24-2012, 02:17 PM
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  • vferdman
  • Artisan
  • Western Massachusetts
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Hi, everyone. I just found this forum a wee or so ago. I am also on B&B as many of you. I started DE wet shaving a few months ago after having tried it in my youth about 20 years ago. Back then there was nothing like this to learn the ropes from. So I gave up and shaved with cartridges and goop for many years. Hating every shave I got. Recently before starting DE shaving I switched to an electric and that was terrible. So, I finally started looking for alternatives to the $4/cartridge that I hated and I found the DE world. What a discovery! About three months in I am getting pretty consistent BBS or DFS every time, I love the process, I love the community, I love the soaps and brushes, I love the hardware. Just amazing little secret that most of the world (judging by countries of origin of DE blades) is still enjoying.

So, hello to all fellow wet shavers and thanks for maintaining this community. I already learned a lot from here and B&B.

Enjoy your shaves!

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Vladimir

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 04-24-2012, 02:20 PM
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  • Howler
  • A calamophile and vintage razor lover
  • Fort Smith AR
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Hello and welcome to the Nook.

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 04-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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Hello and welcome, Vladimir.

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 04-24-2012, 02:49 PM
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  • bullgoose
  • The Enabler
  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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I am glad that you found us here Vladimir. Jump on in, the water's fine!

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 04-24-2012, 03:06 PM
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  • TexBilly
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Austin, TX
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Welcome, Vladimir! Glad you found us.

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 04-24-2012, 03:32 PM
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Hi Vlad', Welcome to TSN!

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 04-24-2012, 03:49 PM
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  • Johnny
  • Super Moderator
  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Vladimir, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 04-24-2012, 06:14 PM
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  • Teiste
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Salt Lake City,UT
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Welcome to the forum!

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 04-24-2012, 07:27 PM
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  • MaxP
  • Senior Member
  • Madison, WI
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Vladimir-

Welcome to the forum. Glad you found it.

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 04-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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  • tgutc
  • Senior Member
  • Michigan
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 04-24-2012, 08:03 PM
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  • freddy
  • Senior Member
  • San Diego, California, U.S.A.
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Welcome, Vladimir, and enjoy your stay. Smile

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 04-25-2012, 05:30 AM
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Hello and welcome!

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 04-25-2012, 06:12 AM
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  • vferdman
  • Artisan
  • Western Massachusetts
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Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcome. I've really been enjoying the wet shaving conversion. I have found that community around wet shaving is very supportive, generous and well informed. Thanks for sharing your experiences and I hope I can contribute as well by my own experiences. I have learned a huge deal in only a few months. One of the first things I learned is that it was somewhat unfortunate that I bought my first "kit" before I found any of the online forums. The first one I found was B&B after I have received my stuff and started using it. I did not go wrong in my choices, but I had no idea that vintage shaving gear is so widely available, so good and so inexpensive. I bought EJ DE89BA, which is a more expensive version of the regular old EJ89 (about $45) and a store brand (Royal Shave) best badger brush. I now shave with mild vintage Gillettes (Techs and Super Speeds) and occasionally with the EJ. The brush I originally bought is almost never used. Simply too big and soft. I use pretty much only two brushes: the Simpson Wee Scot and Omega 10275 boar and I love these two brushes. Omega is very well broken in now and is simply lovely to use for face lathering. I could have bought two or three Semogue boars for the price of that Royal Shave brush and I know that I would enjoy the Semogues much more as I am now becoming more and more a fan of boars. Especially since I found the Nook. Seems there are some boar devotees here and I have learned even more about boars.

Thanks again!

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 04-25-2012, 06:13 AM
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  • slantman
  • Expert Shaver
  • Leesburg, Florida
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Hello and welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 04-25-2012, 10:17 AM
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  • gijames
  • Mile High Soldier
  • TN, USA
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Welcome Aboard the Nook!

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 04-28-2012, 11:55 AM
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Vladimir, glad to have you as a member of The Shave Nook. Welcome.

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 04-28-2012, 12:16 PM
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 04-28-2012, 12:19 PM
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It's great to have you in the Nook Vlad!

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 05-03-2012, 01:00 AM
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  • TonyN
  • Active Member
  • Lawrenceville, GA US
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Hello and welcome Vlad!

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 05-03-2012, 07:04 AM
#20
  • RedRocks
  • Active Member
  • Four-Corners, USA
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Hi Vladimir & Welcome! Glad you re-discovered DE shaving. I picked back up on DE about a month ago after 40 years of twin blade. I just didn't know what I was missing!

~Frank

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