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    Hi and welcome aboard.
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    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Welcome, Static77.

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    Welcome Aboard Static! The search feature in the upper right has led me to much of the specific information I have sought. *also* if you are searching with google and you click an SRP link that doesn't work, check that the address reads "palace" and not "place". There was a name change in the past, but the link will usually still work if you manually add in the extra "a" in the address.

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    They even have a name for it dear, it's called Razor Acquisition Disorder...

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    Welcome! If you've been using a Gillette safety razor for 40 years then you're well on your way to learning the art of using a straight razor. They both require time, patience, and a delicate touch to master, and can be equally dangerous. Good luck!
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    Hello Static 77 and welcome to SRP.
    Enjoy your time here on the forum and have fun.

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    Enjoy it! Youíll love it! Always lots of advice here for ya!
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by evnpar View Post
    Hello Static, Welcome to SRP. I shaved with the same Gillette FatBoy and Slim for over 50 years, which I purchased new for $1.50 each in 1962, until I discovered this forum and straights five years ago. You have an exciting adventure ahead of you. There is much knowledge on this forum, and a great group of guys who are passionate about straight razor shaving and are willing to share their wit and wisdom with you.
    I'm going to be completely original and ask if you want to double your money on that Fatboy and Slim.
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    Thanks Everyone! Nice to be here.
    Had a bit of a problem logging back on after my initial post. I hope that intricate password they sent stays with the remember me feature.
    I'm waiting for my strops in the mail.
    I have everything else to start.
    The Dovo was honed by a gentleman named Abrams, I believe. It's on the box which I don't have in front of me.
    I'm on the road driving a Motorcoach and just dropped a group at the ferry to Martha's Vineyard. I'm in a hotel a lot during the vacation season and use my Slim and SS mainly on the road.
    I have a couple Fat Boys at home, 2 more Slims and a bunch of SS's.
    Looking at all the information here is great! Hopefully will get to my first straight razor shave this weekend.
    Thanks for all the encouraging words!
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    To change password click on setting in top right corner.

    Then on left hand side there is a column. One box is titled settings. Click on "edit my email & password". You can change it to something easier to remember in case you need to log in normally.

    Have a Slim, but never tried a Fatboy. Those seem to be much more sought after though and I want one. My Slim certainly seems to do a good job.
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    I just have a,ways enjoyed straight razor shaving. When I first got internet in 1995 I found a place in Atlanta called Green Pond that sold Menís grooming stuff. I was excited to find GFT almond soap, and a silver tip brush which Iíd never heard of. And although frustrating at the time I liked the challenge of maintaining an edge with nothing but a Swatty Barber Hone and a Strop from 1957. It was several years later I learned about Naniwa and Norton and Shapton etc. Before SRP or SRD I emailed Lynn Abrams who called me and over time spent several hours on the phone helping me learn to hone. I bought a set of Naniwas and eventually I was getting nice comfortable shaves but, the big thrill came when one day I gave a razor a few extra circles on the 5K and 10 or so more X laps on the 5K and after finishing on the 12 K I stropped on hard felt sprayed With Chromium Oxide, And 50 strokes on my English Bridle Leather strop. When I shave tested it was so damn smooth I had to make sure the edge was actually on my face! Boy, I was REALLY hooked then. LOL. Now, Iím retired and have plenty of time and look forward to my morning shave. This morning I Shaved with a Case & Sons SS razor, LíOccitane soap, and my 4125/6 monster Thater brush. Great shave. If you donít already have a really nice Badger brush I advise you to get one. I absolutely love the Thater 4125 brushes.
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