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    Congratulations - you’re on your way! You write very well and your narrative is a pleasure to read! Quite a change for most of us who write on these forums in staccato bursts of information rich pros without much regard to style and readability. Well done!

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    WOW, awesome post. You got me nervous. Been using a de saftey razor for about 3 years. I have a Dove Bismark on the way. Not sure how long it will take as I am having it honed.
    You look so young. Just think of all the savings in your lifetime.
    Or maybe not as I am now already scouring antique shops for old SR's.
    I have two here from Great Grandfather and Great Uncles family. But my wife made me put them away because of the kids years ago. Now 57 and forgot where.
    I hope it is going better and I will be right behind you in this adventure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    Hope you ordered MDC and CF. Those are the best. After those you wont want to try others.
    I could have saved a tot of money by buying only 4 soaps: MdC, Castle Forbes, Arko sticks and Proraso. I would have missed some adventures and scents, but saved a lot of dollars.
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    Congrats and a great first shave story. It is pretty exciting stuff.

    If you don't have time to shower (I do this regardless of shower), I boil water in my water boiling thingee, bring it with me, grab my facecloth and put it in the bottom of the sink. Pour enough water to cover the facecloth.

    Reach in and let the facecloth rest on the faucet. When it cools to hot-as-I-can-stand it, onto the beard it goes. As it begins to cool, I flip it upside and get more hot out of it. I will do this for all three passes.

    Also, you mentioned having to lather frequently. What did your lather look like? Where there lots of bubbles?

    Regarding the upper lip, have you investigated "The Fool's Pass"?

    Cheers!
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    That's 50 times better than my first shave, well done.
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    Lot of narrative (which was quite entertaining by the way) which told.the story of someone who has done his homework. Of course there's the theoretical and then there's the actual but it sounds like you found the spot where neither of the twain shall meet. If you haven't already you'll get a handle on it. I know the original post has been a while now and you have had many more shaves since then. Hope it is all working out for you. It's cool that your wife and family are with you on the journey. It's good to have that shared experience with a wife who's supportive. Mine is also (she buys me razors and paraphernalia for presents) and it is a real blessing. If you haven't already you may try Mitchell's Wool Fat Shaving Soap. That's one that you either love or can't get with. Some complain about getting it to lather but that was never an issue for me. I also use lye soap which has a really high fat content. It's not real sudsy but it stays slick for almost too long. It takes work to get the slickness off. Gentle on sensitive skin and no fragrance also which I like. Never cared for smelling like a hooker's handbag myself. Keep us informed on how you do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkrezdorn View Post
    WOW, awesome post. You got me nervous. Been using a de saftey razor for about 3 years. I have a Dove Bismark on the way. Not sure how long it will take as I am having it honed.
    You look so young. Just think of all the savings in your lifetime.
    Or maybe not as I am now already scouring antique shops for old SR's.
    I have two here from Great Grandfather and Great Uncles family. But my wife made me put them away because of the kids years ago. Now 57 and forgot where.
    I hope it is going better and I will be right behind you in this adventure.
    Hmmm stupid spell check.. Dovo not Dove.

    Got 7 shaves in and this is not the same as a de saftey.
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