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    Cool Finally squared away with all this stuff!

    So, it seems I'm finally GETTING THERE, sorta, in terms of basically having all that I "need"... Started with that Dovo Inox ebony stainless, and even though I rolled the edge, I finally got it back up on par with my best shaver out of the box so far, which was that C-MON Cadillac. The H. Sears & Son runs about third for an out of the box shave. The Bergfeld & Sohn Globusmen-Gold and the Wapienica were initially tolerable, but now I've honed those on the same 16K Shapton that brought the Dovo back, so as they are up next in the rotation, we'll see... The last one is a Dubl Duck 5/8" quarter-hollow custom restore with horn scales; we'll see how that one shaves tomorrow.

    The shaving technique itself is getting better all the time. I'm consistently amazed at how light I can go when the edge is keen and at the correct angle. Considering how good the shave is NOW (minus a cut or two), I'm certain that once my technique is solidified to something closer to how practiced I am with my old Atra Plus, the shave will be amazing at that point. (I find that I have much more control over the razor burn with a straight, as well.)

    As for creams, soaps and aftershaves, I started with SRD Vetiver and TOBS Jermyn St. Cream, but now I've got all those samples from SRD and Truefitt & Hill taped up on the mirror, Geo F. Trumper samples on the shelf and TOBS samples stacked by the stones. When the shaving cream/soap set includes a matching balm scent, I use that. Otherwise, I use the TOBS Jermyn St. Cream. I have eschewed the pre-shave oil for now, so it doesn't skew the results of my testing. Once I (hopefully) find something I REALLY like, I'll bring that back into my prep and see what it adds. So far, the only scent I've tried that I've liked more than any other has been the Grafton from Truefitt & Hill, but obviously, there's a LOT left to try...

    Anyway, SWMBO is pleased that I won't "need" to buy anything else for awhile... (It occurs to me that some sort of razor rack would be useful...)






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    Congrats ! You're doing great ! You have everything you really need . Good razors , good strop , and a great touch up/finish hone . Anything else you might get is just icing on the cake . I like your minimalist approach to the hobby .
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    Way to go !!! I started in September myself. I have yet to get into the soaps and prep items yet. I also need a place in the bathroom for proper use/storage. My sink area is very small so I am thinking maybe a separate stand/cabinet/mirror/maybe bowl thing. I just might copy your approach to the soap challenge. So many things to do so few whiskers left ! I just posted my new collection in Daffy Ducks if you wanna see. I am a Duck nut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    Way to go !!! I started in September myself. I have yet to get into the soaps and prep items yet. I also need a place in the bathroom for proper use/storage. My sink area is very small so I am thinking maybe a separate stand/cabinet/mirror/maybe bowl thing. I just might copy your approach to the soap challenge. So many things to do so few whiskers left ! I just posted my new collection in Daffy Ducks if you wanna see. I am a Duck nut.
    Thanks! I posted a much better shot of that Satin Wedge over there by itself. I intend to break out the T&F 1805 with it tomorrow.

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    Will be watching for SOTD post !
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    Will be watching for SOTD post !
    Hey, good idea - I haven't posted in there yet!

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