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    There are so many aspects to this hobby that anyone of them will effect the others. After several attempts at honing my 4/8ths Wright & Wilhelmy i got it to shave pretty good. There was some irritation so I started looking at my lather. The lather would dry as i was shaving so it was time to work on lathering. After some help here I got that figured out. It is know slick and holds up really good. The irritation was still there but not as bad so a step in the right direction. About a month ago i picked up this Wade & Butcher for $7.
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    Tuesday I had sometime and cleaned it up and honed it just to see. It felt so much different then the Wright & Wilhelmy. It didnt shave as close but was so much smoother on my face. Wednesday I took it to the hone again. All I can say is WOW the closest and smoothest shave to date. When all things come together str8 shaves can be a wonderful thing. Still have a few spots I need to hone my technique on but for know DFS is good for me.
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    When it all comes together it will be a very wonderful thing. 7$ for the W&B bow is a great deal. Congrats on both the razor and the achievement.
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    Congratulations on several fronts. First, on your great shave. Wade and Butchers are known for their smoothness. Second, on honing your own razors. To already be competent to get a razor shave ready is great. Third, you have obviously learned how to make good lather.

    I like the way you confront each issue and then solve it. Good for you!

    Happy Shaving!

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    thanks to both of you. I just figure that sooner or later you need to learn so I went for it from the start. Back when that W & B was made and first used they didnt have pre-shave oils and hot running water. So if I am going to use a str8 I want to have the same experience as they had. I do a cold pre-shave and a very thick yet slick lather. As my technique becomes better so will my shaves. I look forward to every shave as before it worse than a poke in the eye with a hot poker.

    Jeff

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    Jeff,
    I really think that you should send that razor to me for a second opinion.
    Seriously though, congratulations on enjoying the ride on the straight shaving learning curve.
    I'll be honing up my Wade & Butcher in the next few days, after I make the bone scales for it and am looking forward to seeing how it shaves.
    From what you have said I shouldn't be disappointed.
    Geoff (the correct way to spell it...hehehe)
    Hang on and enjoy the ride...

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