03-09-2017, 12:13 AM
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Greetings to all,

My name is Don and I have been wet shaving for around two years now. I look forward to becoming involved with the goings on in this group and learning from the more experienced in the group.

I have tried many shaving preps, creams, soaps, razors, blades and am using a good silver tip Badger brush. I have, like many, a course beard, sensitive skin on my neck and chin area, so a Feather blade is a once and done for me.

I have the following razors in my collection that I actively use:
Modern: Merkur 34 HD; Mule R41, aka, "Dr. Hannibal Lechter" with iKon Bulldog handle; iKon X3 slant with OSS handle; and a RazoRock German 37 with an iKon Bulldog handle.
Vintage: 1959 Gillette Silver Tip (my grandfather's last razor); Hoffritz slant with chrome case and blade blocks in excellent condition.

Blades are still an issue in finding the right combination for my skin and razors. I have used Feather, Gillette Blue, Permasharp, Voskhod, Polsilver Iridium, Kai, Gillette 7 O'clock Green, and a few others I don't recall. I still use Feather, Permasharp, Gillette Blue, and Voskhod. I am awaiting Bolzano and Super Max Super Platnium, based on the blade challenge found in this forum.

Pre shave, shave, and post shave products I currently use are:
Pre shave: Floid Shaving Oil (sometimes when I use shaving cream).
Shave Cream: Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood and Mr. Taylor's Cream.
Shave Soaps: Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sangre de Drago, Pre du Provence 69.
Post Shave: RazoRock Alum block, styptic pencil, Taylor of Old Bond Street aftershaves and colognes (Sandalwood, Mr. Taylor's fragrance), Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Sangre de Drago aftershave, cologne, Floid aftershave balm, Pre du Provence aftershave balm.

My technique is the usual WTG, XTG, ATG, and I am still working on slowing down and using less pressure.

It is a pleasure to be amongst all here and am always open to suggestions and discussion.

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 03-09-2017, 01:27 AM
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  • Snuff
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  • Belgium
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Welcome to the forum. 
Just a hint: blades and razors you don't like at the moment might give you a completely different experience a year from now.

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 03-09-2017, 01:28 AM
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(03-09-2017, 01:27 AM)Snuff Wrote: Welcome to the forum. 
Just a hint: blades and razors you don't like at the moment might give you a completely different experience a year from now.

Totally agree.


Welcome and see you around the forums

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 03-09-2017, 02:34 AM
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  • Quando
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Hi, and, welcome

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 03-09-2017, 03:18 AM
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Welcome to TSN  Don.  You'll find much knowledge and friendship here, and we look forward to your participation.

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 03-09-2017, 03:28 AM
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Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride Smile

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 03-09-2017, 03:36 AM
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Hello and welcome

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 03-09-2017, 04:27 AM
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  • eengler
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Enjoy the Forum Don!

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 03-09-2017, 05:41 AM
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Welcome to TSN! [Image: RWTSAfj.gif]

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 03-09-2017, 05:44 AM
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  • evnpar
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  • Portland, Oregon
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Hello Don, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 03-09-2017, 06:19 AM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 03-09-2017, 06:46 AM
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Welcome Don!

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 03-09-2017, 10:33 AM
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  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN, Don!

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 03-09-2017, 10:44 AM
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You've landed in a great place, Don.  Welcome!

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 03-09-2017, 11:44 AM
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  • Bony
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  • New York , USA
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Welcome to TSN Don !

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 03-09-2017, 02:18 PM
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To al who have welcomed me so generously and warmly thus far, a hearty thank you. It is a pleasure to see such participation.


Regarding comments on razors I may enjoy later on as I get more experienced, with differing climate conditions and such, I agree that some of the razors I have put away for the moment may find their way back into regular rotation.

A question: how does one add a signature line in one's profile?

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 03-09-2017, 04:11 PM
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Welcome, Don! I also have a tough beard and sensitive skin.  I get 3-4 shaves out of a Feather blade in a Fatboy set on 3.  I still have to be careful on my neck though.

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 03-09-2017, 05:53 PM
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(03-09-2017, 04:11 PM)Shannons Soaps Wrote: Welcome, Don! I also have a tough beard and sensitive skin.  I get 3-4 shaves out of a Feather blade in a Fatboy set on 3.  I still have to be careful on my neck though.

Thank you for your input. My neck is an issue I've yet to tame. My prep and post routines are solid, but I am a bit heavy handed in my shaving technique and need to learn to trust my equipment and lighten way up on the pressure. The razors I have are certainly heavy enough, so there really is no need for pressure, except for the trouble spots. Hmmm.

I had a look at your wife's web site and am looking forward to trying some her soaps and aftershaves.

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 03-10-2017, 05:41 AM
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Hi Don Welcome to TSN!


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 03-10-2017, 07:13 AM
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Welcome to the forum Don!

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