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    Hi and welcome. There is no hiding any lacking area's with a straight so it does help you make sure everything is right.
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    Hello, welcome, and enjoy! Lots of good information and encouragement here
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    Quote Originally Posted by HARRYWALLY View Post
    I found with most of my friends who have started down the straight razor path, is that their biggest discouraging problem is stropping. I sharpen the blade for them, and they can't maintain the edge properly with good stropping technique. My one friend wanted to strop fast, like a crazy man, just like he had seen barbers do in the past. I tell him SLOW, making sure the blade lays flat. He just couldn't follow instruction.

    If you can master maintaining the edge, the rest will follow.

    Other than that, enjoy and ask lots of questions.
    Thanks – that's really helpful advice. The reason I started off by dabbling with a shavette was because I could guarantee the blade was sharp, so one less unknown variable. The straights I'm using also started off sharp so if I lose the edge I'll know it's my stropping that's at fault. I am taking it slow and ensuring the blade lays flat so we'll see how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy79 View Post
    Hi and welcome. There is no hiding any lacking area's with a straight so it does help you make sure everything is right.
    Thank you – I've already learnt that lesson!

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    Welcome to the frendliest forum on the interwebs!

    Enjoy your journey!
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    Welcome to the forum.

    It seems as though you have approached all of this sensibly and are already well on your way. The learning curve may be steep but you will make steps every day and soon start to climb the curve. You will continually learn something new especially if you hang around this forum. It's all part of the fun.

    Take your time and enjoy.
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    Welcome, welcome!

    Sounds like you're off to a flying start. I started open-razor shaving with a shavette too, but it wasn't long before I started onto real straights
    I've found this forum and its members so incredibly helpful, I'm sure you will too.
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