06-12-2018, 06:00 PM
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I'm brand new to wet shaving! I wet shaved for the first time this past Sunday at 55-years-old so I've only wet shaved 3 times so far. I wish I still had a double-edged razor I found in my dad's things many years ago. I've recently purchased 3 safety razors and one I returned to Nordstroms because I discovered it was an overpriced knockoff. The second one I purchased was used Gillette Super Speed and the third was a Ming Shi 2000s (See I don't mind knockoffs as long as they are not overpriced. LOL

I decided to start my wet shave journey using the Ming Shi 2000s armed with a Voskhod blade as I was more confident starting with an adjustable at the mildest setting. I'm also using Mitchell's Wool Fat Soap w/ a Semogue Owners Club Boar Bristle Shaving Brush, Dickenson's Witch Hazel, and Captain's Choice North Aftershave Lotion.

The first day I got a couple tiny weepers that cold water and Witch Hazel took care of and the last two I've had even better shaves without a single weeper. I've decided to stick to using these specific items and settings for at least 1 month and then possibly trying the Captains Choice North Shaving Soap I also have and possibly a more aggressive setting on the Ming Shi 2000s and/or another blade. I will, of course, change blades during all of this time when the current blade starts to tug a bit - I have several of the Voskhod blades to keep me covered for the first month and I have several other blades to try after that.

So anyway I'm new and I hope that this wasn't an overwhelming or underwhelming first post!

~Tom

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 06-12-2018, 06:14 PM
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Welcome to TSN Tom.  We're glad you joined.  You'll find much knowledge and friendship here.

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 06-12-2018, 07:17 PM
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Hello Tom! Welcome to The Shave Nook. I think you will really find this great forum to be very helpful with your new journey.



Happy Shaving!
49erShaver

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 06-12-2018, 07:30 PM
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Welcome to TSN.


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 06-12-2018, 07:40 PM
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  • eengler
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Welcome Tom! Sounds like your off to a good start. Enjoy the Forum.

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 06-12-2018, 08:02 PM
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  • evnpar
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Hello Tom, welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 06-13-2018, 05:05 AM
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  • Johnny
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Tom, welcome to TSN.

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 06-13-2018, 05:33 AM
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Welcome to TSN.  Be careful of acquisition disorder!  

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 06-13-2018, 05:36 AM
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lived in citrus heights for 15 years.  welcome to our nest. sounds like you are well on the way. I now use single edge razors equally with my double edge.

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 06-14-2018, 02:03 AM
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  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN!

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 06-15-2018, 03:11 AM
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Glad you joined TSN.

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 06-15-2018, 07:38 AM
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  • bullgoose
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Welcome to the Nook!

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 06-15-2018, 05:23 PM
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Welcome. I've been wanting a Ming Shi myself.

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 06-20-2018, 01:46 AM
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Welcome to the Shave  Nook, Tom Allyn . 

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 06-20-2018, 01:50 PM
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Welcome to The Shave Nook.

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 06-20-2018, 03:30 PM
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Wow... I really appreciate all the continued warm welcomes! I'm definitely enjoying this forum.

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