02-27-2014, 10:38 AM
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First time with the disposable straight. Not bad at all. I must say I'm intrigued and can't wait to do it again!!

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 02-27-2014, 11:34 AM
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Congratulations and you'll soon be ready for the real thing! Biggrin

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 02-27-2014, 01:59 PM
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The caution needed when using it is very similar to using my R41. I really like how it nails certain areas and angles that are impossible with safety razors.

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 02-28-2014, 03:36 AM
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Yes, BudWhite, the straight razor can give an exceptional shave once the technique is mastered. You seem to be doing fine. Should you move up to the traditional straight razor, you will find your daily shaves a celebration of history and ritual. It is quite a ride. Enjoy it.

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 03-02-2014, 05:46 PM
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 03-02-2014, 10:22 PM
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(03-02-2014, 05:46 PM)jungleisneutral Wrote: Welcome to the world of the manliest shaves ever Wink

Just remember... up and down, NEVER sideways LOL

Is that true for straights? Only ever go north-south and south-north, regardless of which way your hair grows??

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 03-02-2014, 10:28 PM
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I dont think he means north & south only but rather not to slide the blade sideways and slice your face

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 03-02-2014, 10:42 PM
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Oh right, makes sense. Something I still do from time to time with the safety razors somehow.

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 03-02-2014, 10:58 PM
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 03-02-2014, 11:06 PM
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Do you go south-north on the neck?

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 03-03-2014, 07:25 AM
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(02-27-2014, 10:38 AM)BudWhite Wrote: First time with the disposable straight. Not bad at all. I must say I'm intrigued and can't wait to do it again!!

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I am glad you are getting the hang of it. Soon you will be able to more easily and effectively shave your Father-In-Law and Grandfather-In-Law with it as well.

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 03-03-2014, 08:52 AM
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Shaved him with it for the first time on Saturday. It was nerve-racking and took over an hour but he made it out alive and relatively unscathed. Practice practice practice

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 03-06-2014, 06:41 PM
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Guys I just joined this club.

I have tried using straight razor as a daily shaver and have found the prep work required to be a bit of a time consumer that I didn't have.

I have gone into this with both feet. At the moment I have a feather AS-D2 as my de razor and it is simply amazing. So in loyalty to the brand I have just ordered a DX in teak with Super blades. Whether I should have got the super ones is debatable but I want to ensure it cuts as smoothly as possible without any skipping above the lip or chin area.

Besides using a 'feather' touch any other recommendation on angle etc?

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 03-06-2014, 07:14 PM
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 03-06-2014, 07:40 PM
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I've had time to practice on myself and I've gotten much better at it. Pulling the skin in the opposite direction you're shaving is a key element. Also proper lathering and beard prep.

Got a 2 pass bbs with the shavette the other day with no blood. It was awesome.

Currently on the hunt for a vintage straight. I really like the old J.R. Torrey's.

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 03-07-2014, 12:31 AM
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Thanks guys. When doing you off a side do you try to switch hands oenis just as effective to use a backhand grip?

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 03-07-2014, 02:15 AM
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Ditch the shavette, get a real razor. Unless you plan on shaving with a shavette indefinitely, what's the point? Beyond the grip, the shave is nothing like that of a real straight.

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 03-07-2014, 03:47 AM
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 03-07-2014, 12:43 PM
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I'm looking forward to using the feather blades as well as you know your shaving with a perfect edge. Being in OZ I don't know of any hone meisters. So convenience plays a part for me. In addition giving proper care to oil the carbon blade rather than just wiping and drying it, is time I don't have on a regular basis.

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 03-07-2014, 01:27 PM
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