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    Default Yep, the Second Razor Made a Difference

    I ordered a second razor from SRD after only 3 - 4 weeks of using a straight. I felt like my technique had improved significantly, my I still was experiencing (what I thought) was an unusual amount of pulling and tugging. I concluded that I had dulled the first razor during the first few weeks of the learning process. I was too impatient to wait for the first razor to be honed, so I jumped in and bought another. Finally, for the first time this morning, I feel like I got a presentable, pain free shave! It's still not as good as my DE shave (and it takes almost 3 times as long), but I feel like I can walk confidently without cuts or missed patches all over my face. Thanks to all for the continued tips and encouragement.

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    Congrats! Makes a lot of sense.

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    I think that will be my plan of attack, having a second razor on hand when I get started. I've got a straight on the way (should be here in a day or so) and then it's off to the races getting it cleaned and honed for First Shave Day; until then- and continuing as my backup plan B- I'll keep my DE on hand.

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    Good luck JAS!

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    Yep, my first is back with SRD for the free honing and my second is on the way from the classifieds right here. I lucked into what I'm told is a 'great shaver.' Provided I don't do anything STOO-PID, I won't be without a SR ever again...
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    Congrats Colonel G! What type of razor did you get?

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    Your speed and technique will improve to the point your DE gets rusty :<0) Okay so you won't let it rust but it sounds like your doing better each shave and learning experience. Good for you !
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    Quote Originally Posted by DCB2 View Post
    Congrats Colonel G! What type of razor did you get?
    DCB2, I'm the guy who grabbed the Fontana 6/8 off the Classifieds.
    It will be my first one with 'a history' and as such represents Old Solingen...at least that's what I'm told.
    I'm really VERY stoked about it.

    And you? What is in-bound from SRD that you 'put your name to'?
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    Outstanding! Be sure to let us know how it shaves for you. I haven't tried a 6/8 yet.

    I opted for the basic 5/8 Dovo Best Quality. I'm really happy it with it and I feel like I'm finally getting respectable shaves after a lot of missteps. Like you, though, I think that my next purchase is going to be a vintage razor. I've been watching the razors at Our Online Shop. You should check it out if you haven't seen it yet. There is a very nice selection of vintage straights and Bob has very good reviews from the online crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DCB2 View Post
    Outstanding! Be sure to let us know how it shaves for you. I haven't tried a 6/8 yet.

    I opted for the basic 5/8 Dovo Best Quality. I'm really happy it with it and I feel like I'm finally getting respectable shaves after a lot of missteps. Like you, though, I think that my next purchase is going to be a vintage razor. I've been watching the razors at Our Online Shop. You should check it out if you haven't seen it yet. There is a very nice selection of vintage straights and Bob has very good reviews from the online crowd.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to check it out.
    And you can be sure that I will keep you posted on how the Fontana shaves...it's supposed to be here on Saturday...I'm like a kid on the 20th of December....
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