09-11-2015, 12:34 PM
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Started wet shaving again a couple of weeks ago and thought I should check in. My name is Tom and I used to shave with a Schick Injectable beginning in the late 1960s. Currently I have a Schick Krona, EJ89 Burly, Weishi 9306FL, and a Gillette Tech all of which I have shaved with in the last 2 weeks. I like the EJ89 and Krona the best. I have some Arko, VDH Deluxe and Marvey soap and a VDH Boar brush and cheap badger brush. 


I have been generating some pretty good lather with my 3 soaps and am looking forward to getting some different soaps for more variety. I have had several BBS shaves but also 3 or 4 nicks and some weepers but nothing that a styptic pencil could not take care of in short order. I am getting some irritation, probably from poor technique. I would like to purchase an Omega 48 or 49 boar brush and either a Whipped Dog or Stirling synthetic brush in the near future.

I forgot how refreshing wet shaving can be. I used to use bath soap as lather in the shower with the 3 and 5 blade Gillette disposables which got me out the door and off to work quickly. My main concentration in the next 30 days or so is to work on my technique. I am retired now and not pressed for time so I can have nice relaxed shaves that take as long as I want.

I enjoy the site but still have a lot of reading to do yet.

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 09-11-2015, 12:53 PM
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  • eengler
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Welcome and Enjoy the Forum!

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 09-11-2015, 01:09 PM
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Welcome, I have both the WD and the omega pro.IMO the whipped dog is much better than the omega. YMMV though (your mileage may vary).

Good idea to wait a month or so and let your technique get dialed in. For me my skin had to get used to using a DE and it took about a month or so.

If you decide to go WD larry is a class act and easy to work with. I believe the stirling brush is out of stock but supposed to be back this month IIRC. It's in pretty high demand though and may sell out pretty fast, the whipped dog is a sure thing ,if you didn't like it (you wouldn't but still) it could be sold and you could get your money back.

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 09-11-2015, 01:54 PM
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Welcome, Tom! Smile

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 09-11-2015, 01:57 PM
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Welcome to the Nook!  Enjoy!

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 09-11-2015, 02:34 PM
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Welcome to the Nook Tom. And welcome back to wet shaving.

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 09-11-2015, 04:43 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Tom, welcome to TSN.

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 09-11-2015, 04:45 PM
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Welcome Tom, and enjoy the multitude of artisans and people who make this hobby so interesting

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 09-11-2015, 05:52 PM
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  • evnpar
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There are a few other "experienced" shavers here. I started with a Gillette slim in 1962. Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 09-11-2015, 06:32 PM
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Welcome to the Nook, Tom.

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 09-11-2015, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for all the Welcomes I know I will never get caught up on all the reading., but it is fun trying. LOL

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 09-11-2015, 11:39 PM
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Hello Tom, welcome to: " The Shave Nook "  Relax & Enjoy.


Charles  U.K

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 09-12-2015, 03:19 AM
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Welcome to TSN, Tom.

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 09-12-2015, 03:39 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Tom!

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 09-12-2015, 04:07 AM
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  • chrisbd
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Tom,
Welcome to TSN. I've only recently returned to DE shaving and I'm learning all the time.  A fascinating and thoroughly absorbing hobby.

Regards,
Chris

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 09-12-2015, 04:59 AM
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Welcome back to real shaving!   

Stanley

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 09-12-2015, 06:49 AM
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Welcome to TSN .


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 09-12-2015, 11:44 AM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook!

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 09-12-2015, 11:59 AM
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Welcome to TSN and enjoy!

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 09-17-2015, 11:56 AM
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  • Agravic
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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