10-16-2014, 07:07 PM
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  • chazt
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  • Bayside, NY
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Hi ShaveNook folks, my name's Charlie. I've been lurking on and off for a while now, reading your posts in a number of different threads. It seems like a friendly community and clearly there's a huge amount of combined experience and expertise amongst the members. I look forward to continued reading and eventual participation.

I'm a husband, dad, guitarist, friend, speech-language therapist who's hated shaving for over 40 years until recently, when I bought my first DE razor, a Micro Touch One, on May 17th of this year, in a Walgreen's store. I'd been wanting to try shaving like my grandfather for quite some time, however I didn't pursue it until the MT1 stared back at me from the As Seen On TV shelf.

My dad was a died-in-the-wool electric shaver his entire life, other than his tour of duty in General Patton's 3rd Army. When I started to shave, Pop tried to turn me on to the pleasures of electric shaving. Ugghhhh. Turned to Wilkinson cartridges that dispensed from a spring-loaded container for a few months, then went to Gillette and Schick multi-blade products until last May. I shaved in the shower with no lather for the better part of the last 30 years. Shaving was an annoying chore.

Until I got my first brush from amazon a few days after buying the MT1, my first few DE shaves were with hand soap lathered with an old toothbrush. I was lovin' it! Since then I've added a Merkur 23C and just recently, a Muhle/iKon 89-Bulldog (thanks, Phil Smile). Since that first amazon brush which quickly developed a huge donut hole I've been enjoying a WD badger, a Colonel Conk long-handled badger, and for just a few weeks now a Vie-Long horse-boar combo.

I am presently very happy with my shave gear, but being a lifelong guitarist who suffers from chronic bouts of GAS, I can see my razor and brush collections will continue to grow steadily - just need to find a good place to keep everything! btw, Crystals and PolSilvers are my 2 favorite blades, and I've settled in on Proraso Red and Cremo.

Thanks for being here! My wife is sooooo tired of listening to me talk about shaving...

Charlie (chazt)
Bayside, NY

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 10-16-2014, 07:29 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Charlie.

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 10-16-2014, 07:33 PM
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  • Giorgio
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Welcome to TSN! It's good to have you here Biggrin

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 10-16-2014, 07:37 PM
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Welcome to TSN!

Chris

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 10-16-2014, 07:45 PM
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Hello and welcome to TSN.

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 10-16-2014, 07:59 PM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Hello Charlie, and welcome to TSN.

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 10-16-2014, 08:14 PM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Hello and welcome!

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 10-16-2014, 09:18 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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 10-16-2014, 10:40 PM
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Hello Charlie, welcome to: " The Shave Nook " Relax & Enjoy.


Charles U.K

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 10-16-2014, 11:08 PM
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Welcome to the nook!

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 10-17-2014, 02:26 AM
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Welcome to the Nook, Charlie Biggrin

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 10-17-2014, 04:07 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Charlie

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 10-17-2014, 05:03 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Charlie!

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 10-17-2014, 05:13 AM
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Hello and welcome! Smile

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 10-17-2014, 06:10 AM
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 10-17-2014, 07:40 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Charlie! Smile

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 10-17-2014, 08:47 AM
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Hello and welcome.

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 10-17-2014, 08:49 AM
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  • freddy
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Welcome to The Shave Nook, Charlie, and enjoy your stay. That was a great introduction. Smile

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 10-17-2014, 09:09 AM
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welcome to tsn you will love this place. friendly and helpful. dig as deep as you dare the answers are here to be found

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 10-17-2014, 12:13 PM
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Hello and Welcome Biggrin

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