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    Hello!
    I have been DE shaving for a couple years now, and am wanting to try straight razor shaving. Iíve tried using a shavette a few times, with less than desirable results.
    It was recommended that I try again, using an actual straight razor. SharpRazorPalace was also recommended as a place to not only get information and tips on straight razor shaving, but also a good place to purchase a good used razor.

    Thanks for reading, and Iím really looking forward to acquiring enough knowledge, and hopefully a good razor, to make this enjoyable.

    Chris

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    Hello Chris,

    Welcome. Loads of good advice from loads of good guys here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmlael67 View Post
    Hello!
    I have been DE shaving for a couple years now, and am wanting to try straight razor shaving. Iíve tried using a shavette a few times, with less than desirable results.
    It was recommended that I try again, using an actual straight razor. SharpRazorPalace was also recommended as a place to not only get information and tips on straight razor shaving, but also a good place to purchase a good used razor.

    Thanks for reading, and Iím really looking forward to acquiring enough knowledge, and hopefully a good razor, to make this enjoyable.

    Chris
    Welcome and good luck to you Chris! You've landed in the right place. There is a wealth of information here and everyone here has a vast amount of knowlege and experience and is willing to share it with you!
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    Welcome to the forum. I'd suggest you read our library https://shavelibrary.com/w/Shave_Library as a good primer. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. The members here are a helpful bunch.

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    Welcome to the forum Chris.
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    Hi Chris, welcome to SRP. As Bob suggested the library is a great place to start.
    Until you get a straight razor carry on using the shavette, try keeping the angle about 40į from your face using feather light strokes with the grain. Remember shave the lather, you maybe pleasantly surprised.
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    Welcome Chris.
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    Welcome Chris. Just go slow. That is most important.
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    Chris
    You are going to need a strop. Check B-S-T. In a pinch you can use newspaper or the inside of an old leather belt.
    Practice with some kind of full knife to get muscle memory. Make sure you keep it flat and in contact with strop. At end of stroke flip over on spine for the return stroke.
    Any questions Just ask or check the library.
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    Welcome to the forum.
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