02-25-2019, 03:51 AM
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Hello everyone,

I'm Steve and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I'm in my early fifties and I'm a safety razor newbie. 
I got my first DE razor a bit over a month ago, after decades of shaving with cartridge razors and electric shavers. The experience of proper wet shaving turned out to be a revelation. What used to be five rushed and "wasted" minutes is now a micro-spa experience of ten to thirty minutes. Brilliant.

Due to my newness, my collection so far consists of exactly one DE razor (Merkur 34C), a synthetic fiber brush (no idea of the make, it's branded by a local store), a number of Proraso products (pre-shave, soap, cream, aftershave balm) and a couple of aftershaves from earlier. I have some more stuff on the way, including a Vie-Long brush en route from Spain (wife asked me why I needed another shaving brush when I already have one, so I asked how many makeup brushes she has, and that ended the debate). I'm trying not to hoard things in general so my aim is to keep my shaving collection very modest (yes, I'm sure that's what everyone says in the beginning Smile ).

I'm looking forward to learn more about the hobby and to get to know you guys.


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 02-25-2019, 04:04 AM
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Welcome to TSN  Steve.  You'll learn a lot here and make good friends.

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 02-25-2019, 04:23 AM
  • eengler
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Welcome Steve, Enjoy the Forum!

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 02-25-2019, 04:29 AM
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Welcome and enjoy the forum

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 02-25-2019, 04:34 AM
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Welcome to TSN steve  Smile

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 02-25-2019, 05:05 AM
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Welcome to TSN.

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 02-25-2019, 06:59 AM
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Hello Steve! Welcome to The Shave Nook forum. Great choice on your first DE razor. I still have mine and many of us still consider the 34c a great little razor.

Happy Shaving!

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 02-25-2019, 07:36 AM
  • Johnny
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Steve, welcome to TSN.  Pretty soon the wife will want to know why you need 20 brushes, 30 different soaps, and 25 different aftershaves.  It is a game we all play.

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 02-25-2019, 09:37 AM
  • RyznRio
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Welcome to the Den.

Be careful, this is the Den of Enablers.

like you I started out small but in just a few weeks I have 5 razors (mostly vintage gillettes), 6 soaps, 3 brushes ...

I am now researching my next purchase. My heart suddenly yearns for a modern razor. RazoRock .84, Karve B&C plate, Rockwell 6C, or a Marvel 

of course, I realize that in due time, I may/will own them all. none are so expensive that I couldn't buy them all at once but somehow that ruins all the fun. YMMV

If I end up with too much stuff, I am sure I could find a helpful gent at the den to exchange my equipment for cash or other equipment, or PIF to a lucky boy.

have fun!

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 02-26-2019, 03:27 PM
  • Garb
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How you doing Steve? Once your wife gets a chance to try DE shaving she'll understand. Tell her it's the rage in all the spas in the USofA.

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 02-26-2019, 03:46 PM
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(02-26-2019, 03:27 PM)Garb Wrote: How you doing Steve? Once your wife gets a chance to try DE shaving she'll understand. Tell her it's the rage in all the spas in the USofA.

Doing fine, thanks, how about yourself?
To be honest she is already warming to my new interest. She claims my skin looks much better since I started DE shaving and she may have a point. In either case this (perceived) fact has elevated my shaving expenses from the category "pointless waste of money" to "possibly a sensible investment".

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 02-28-2019, 02:58 AM
  • TheMonk
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Welcome to TSN, Steve!

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 02-28-2019, 06:26 PM
  • naiyor
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You are off to a good start. A prefect base to build upon . It is a wonderful tumble down the rabbit hole .

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