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    Hello all. Wanted to share with everyone that my razor arrived from Obie today, and was exactly as described. Of course I immediately went for my first shave with a straight razor. I'm clearly not a pro, but only gave myself two tiny nicks. Need a lot of practice with my non-dominant hand and keeping the razor at the right angle. Thanks Obie.

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    Nice one, by simply buying a shave ready razor from a reputable source you have cut out many variables that new straight razor shavers come up against.
    Take it slowly and you'll win the race!
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    congrats. Just dont give up and ask questions if you need to. Obie will be a great mentor and you will be shaving like a pro in about a year or so. Ha. Just go easy and learn. Its not hard, it just takes time.
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    Way to go. I've purchased a couple of razors from Obie, one of the finest gentleman you could ever meet, and he puts a marvelous edge on a razor. Keep at it and you'll discover a lifetime of joyful shaves and a wonderful hobby.
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    Thanks for all the support. Second shave was a little smoother, but did give myself a very small slice on the jaw. Already have a second razor on the way from Obie and some Thayer's Witch Hazel. Very enjoyable to slow down for a few minutes and learn something just for the sake of learning it.
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    Congratulations on your first SR shave, as a fellow newcomer I know exactly what are you feeling right now, my approach was a little different since I got some vintage razors that need a lot of elbow grease and TLC sort of speak, and with the help of many in this community and with all the info in here I was capable of perform my first shave not the smooth as yours but much more anecdotic for sure .
    Do not give up in your purpose, you found a source of many hours of entertainment and learning ahead
    Wish you health to enjoy your shaves

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    Quote Originally Posted by coyle5330 View Post
    ...I'm clearly not a pro, but only gave myself two tiny nicks. Need a lot of practice with my non-dominant hand and keeping the razor at the right angle. Thanks Obie.
    Congratulations. Having a razor that's sharp enough will help you keep from getting as many cuts. It sounds backwards but it's true. Still, I cut myself with relative frequency considering that I shave with a straight razor every day. I shave entirely with my right hand. On both sides of my face. I know some people think you need to or even have to shave with both hands but I do just fine with the one. maybe it's because I learned it that way before I knew I was supposed to do anything else.
    Post some pictures of your new razor so we can all see it. I think most of us are razor voyeurs. I saved a search on eBay for "straight razor lot" and I do buy some but mainly I just like seeing the razors. I'm like a kid with a nudey magazine. That's kind of sad I guess but it's a fun hobby nonetheless.
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    Second razor arrived from Obie today, looks great. As soon as I figure out posting a pic, I will get one on here.
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    Good looking razors you have both are great but and there is always a but, the Sanssouci with those scales and the square point is killing me, enjoy them and happy shaves
    Wish you health to enjoy your shaves

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    Speaking of the square point: That one looks like it has been tamed some but what you will find in general is that you're less likely to cut yourself with a round point. Oh, you can still do it with a round point but in particular one that has a very sharp tip to the point It's much easier to cut yourself. Although for some reason and I don't know why I have a couple of razors that I cut myself with every time I shave with them. I can't figure out what it is. Jimping on the tang helps prevent it because you have a better grip and your thumb is less likely to slip but that doesn't seem to be the case with these two.
    As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. PR 27:17

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