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    Default 1st year of shaving experience

    I've wet shaved for the last year and followed all of these forums frequently. Considering the seniority of the people here, I am definitely still a beginner, so I post in the beginner's forum for other's benefit. The day I started this shaving style was when I got a "wild hair", grabbed a razor from a local antique shop, sterilized it, went to town, and never looked back.

    In the last year, I think I've managed to shave with everything from a butter cutter to my professionally honed DOVO Bismarck, and have enjoyed the experience from beginning to end. For someone like me, this art of shaving isn't trying to get a closer shave or to save a buck on cartridges, but rather to turn a daily, mundane task into a fulfilling accomplishment each morning.

    I want to thank all that have contributed to these forums and have pulled this style of shaving out from obscurity. I really want to forge/grind my own razors, even though I can't hone one properly yet. I know I've mangled 3 or 4 razors in this attempt, but I won't risk my Bismarck in my learning curve!

    Thanks to all for your contributions.

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    "to turn a daily, mundane task into a fulfilling accomplishment each morning."

    I could not agree more. Thanks for your inspiration...

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    Congrats! You are no longer a rookie!

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    No matter how long you shave with a straight you keep learning and perfecting things whether it's honing or stropping or shaving or whatever.

    I've been shaving with a straight now for around 8 years and I'm still experimenting all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    No matter how long you shave with a straight you keep learning and perfecting things whether it's honing or stropping or shaving or whatever.

    I've been shaving with a straight now for around 8 years and I'm still experimenting all the time.
    To the OP, congrats!!!! Great accomplishment in my book as I am not too far behind you.

    To Thebigspendur: It folks like you that make it possible for us new guys, thanks.
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