06-12-2019, 02:21 AM
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I'm a semi-regular on the other shave site; thought I should introduce myself here.

I've been wet shaving for, oh, about 55 years, with occasional excursions into the electric world. Began shaving with my dad's Gillette adjustable, then bought my own razor, a Hoffritz Slant. The damn zamak rotted away prematurely, sending that one to the trash heap, and, being in college, I picked up a Gillette Atra, along with the rest of my fraternity brothers. Big mistake. Went electric with a top-rated Ronson, which was just a great, early foil shaver.

A lot of blah, blah, blah since then: other electrics, various Gillette carts and lots of Good News disposables. Finally went double-edge again about ten years ago with a Lord L6 (to see if I could remember how), and ain't looked back since. 

Today, I shave mostly with an Oristo (with black DLC). Blades for that one are Derby Premiums. I used to regularly shave with a Muhle R41 using Astra Greens, but since having grown and shorn a beard, my skin has become a bit too sensitive for the artistry involved in using the R41 daily. (Still use it when I have some heavy mowing to do, though.) Still have the old Lord, as well as a Ming Shi 2000s--the bargain Merkur Futur knockoff everybody was buying a few years ago. Still use that one on occasion.

Not much in the way of soaps and creams here. Mostly the usual suspects: Proraso green, Cella, Speick, Vito's, Bath and Body Maca Root, Williams, VDH, Arko, Stirling Barber Shop, maybe one or two others. I use Head and Shoulders Conditioner as a pre-shave; it slicks up my beard nicely and keeps my seborrheic dermatitis under total control.

Running thin on after shaves. Just have Clubman SR and AV Musk on hand, as well as my witch hazel/4711/glycerin home brew. Time to freshen that shelf up with new splashes.

Can't forget the frags! The lineup here includes Yatagan, Third Man, Pour Hommes, and Anarchiste--all by Caron of Paris. Then there are Bigelow Elixirs, Blue and Black; Azzaro Chrome; D&G Light Blue; and Zizanie de Fragonard (a favorite from college).

Oh, yeah, and to top it all off, Layrite Super Hold Pomade. (I may be old, but I ain't bald. Yet.)

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 06-12-2019, 02:41 AM
  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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Hi, Kirk Raptor. Welcome to TSN. I enjoyed reading your introduction. See you on the forum Smile

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 06-12-2019, 03:19 AM
  • eengler
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  • South Dakota, USA
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Welcome to the Forum Kirk!

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 06-12-2019, 03:22 AM
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Welcome Kirk and enjoy the forum.

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 06-12-2019, 03:54 AM
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Welcome to TSN Kirk!

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 06-12-2019, 04:54 AM
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Welcome to the forum Kirk

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 06-12-2019, 06:51 AM
  • Garb
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  • Oregon
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Pleasure to get to know you, Kirk. Thanks for the intro and sharing your products of choice.

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 06-12-2019, 12:20 PM
  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Kirk, welcome to TSN.

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 06-12-2019, 06:27 PM
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Welcome to TSN.

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 06-13-2019, 08:55 AM
  • TheMonk
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  • Porto, Portugal
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Welcome to TSN, Kirk!

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 06-13-2019, 09:28 AM
  • SCOV
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  • Minnesota
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Welcome - enjoy, educate us and learn from us.

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 06-13-2019, 11:05 AM
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Welcome.  Not sure what part of upstate NY you are from but I spent many summers of my youth in the Northern Adirondacks, a small town called Hawkeye.  Not really a town.  More like a place.  You'll enjoy it here.

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