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    Razor intervention?
    That is like entering a wine tasting forum saying you are an alcoholic.
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    So....basically I should just keep going as far as my bank account & swmbo will allow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWeir View Post
    I need help.

    A few days ago I ordered a razor from one of our fellow members here along with a French tip Wacker from elsewhere. Today I clicked confirm on 2 Harts & the first two aren't even due till some time next week. Included in today's orders were also another bowl, brush, stand and some new soaps & creams I've been wanting to try.

    I'm afraid if this continues I'll end up pawning old razors just to keep buying more....
    ....I already do that....

    I get people into straight shaving, sell them a razor and then buy another one....it's terrible...but I can't stop.

    I've got 3 people in line waiting for me to finish cleaning up and honing some razors so that they can get started.
    Through the mud and the blood, to the green fields beyond.

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    My Wacker 6/8 French point came in today! That makes me feel better as now I have a new toy to play with tonight and I'm only waiting on 3 more razors instead of 4. If I'm home when they all come in I'll post a pic of them, but it's doubtful as I'm leaving town for 6-8 weeks sometime late next week.

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    So I tried the Wacker last night. New razor, wanted to take my time with it and all. I have to say, it was very interesting. After about 25 linen strops & 75 on the leather I had my shower, lathered up & got started. I could hear it shaving, but it felt like the backside of a butter knife on my face. The only time I felt any drag was when I forgot to stretch the skin. The French tip was tremendously useful cleaning up under my nose as so far I've only regularly used round tips. That point got a little intimidating when I moved down to my neck though. I kept thinking any time now, that tip is gonna dig into a hollow and bite me good. Overall it was very pleasant, especially being smoother with a little less feedback than my 5/8 hollows. With that I was able to do a much more thorough job on my chin/neck & do a pass more than usual for that extra closeness.

    It's definitely a keeper

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWeir View Post
    So I tried the Wacker last night. New razor, wanted to take my time with it and all. I have to say, it was very interesting. After about 25 linen strops & 75 on the leather I had my shower, lathered up & got started. I could hear it shaving, but it felt like the backside of a butter knife on my face. The only time I felt any drag was when I forgot to stretch the skin. The French tip was tremendously useful cleaning up under my nose as so far I've only regularly used round tips. That point got a little intimidating when I moved down to my neck though. I kept thinking any time now, that tip is gonna dig into a hollow and bite me good. Overall it was very pleasant, especially being smoother with a little less feedback than my 5/8 hollows. With that I was able to do a much more thorough job on my chin/neck & do a pass more than usual for that extra closeness.

    It's definitely a keeper
    And that is the root of the problem! You try this one and you wonder if the sheffield feels different, or that big chopper, or that wade & butcher they talk about. Wait what about those shoulder less blades, and the stainless steel, or a stainless steel with a Spanish point?
    Before you know it, you are looking to restoring your own, because is cheaper. After you have the equipment and see how good those old blades clean up, you're not afraid to buy and try more blades. You tell yourself, "I'll sell them and buy some more", but you don't. You get emotionally attach in some sick way and your collection grows to an obscene amount of blades.
    See what I mean? Can I get an amen? Double O

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsidegnr View Post
    ....I already do that....

    I get people into straight shaving, sell them a razor and then buy another one....it's terrible...but I can't stop.

    I've got 3 people in line waiting for me to finish cleaning up and honing some razors so that they can get started.
    LOL sounds like Amway

    I do it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsidegnr View Post
    ....I already do that....

    I get people into straight shaving, sell them a razor and then buy another one....it's terrible...but I can't stop.

    I've got 3 people in line waiting for me to finish cleaning up and honing some razors so that they can get started.

    4 words: my wife hates you.

    Thanks for getting me addicted. Jerk.

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