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    Nic by name not by nature Jeltz's Avatar
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    Greetings,

    Back in January I made the switch from cartridge razors to DE shaving and since then I have become more interested in learning how to use a straight.

    (Apparently) I can't really justify buying a good quality straight, strop, and hone having so recently invested in several DE razors, brushes, soaps, creams etc. etc. but I might just add a shavette to the den for the odd weekend shave.

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    Welcome to SRP. A shavette is a way to familiarize yourself iwth the technique you'll be using with a regular straight. Once you do get a 'normal' straight razor I think you'll find that you like it better than any alternative. Once I got passed the learning curve that is the way it worked out for me. See my sig line below to avoid nicks and cuts and the link for more info.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Hello & welcome along!
    I've got a starter razor you can have, if you want it? It's nothing special, but it's a tidy 5/8 with a round point. Should be perfect for you. I've also got a leather offcut you might be able to fashion a strop with.
    The initial set up costs can be a little high when you're not sure it's for you, but this would allow you to try it on the cheap!
    PM me if i can help.

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    Hi,

    Welcome and hello from Hastings



    Have fun !

    Best regards

    Russ

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    Nic by name not by nature Jeltz's Avatar
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    Thanks for the replies, and thank you for your generous offer Ben.

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    Welcome fellow SW'er, what part of the SW are you in?

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    Hello, Jeltz:

    Welcome to Straight Razor Place, and congratulations on your decision to wink at the world of straight razor shaving.

    As you notice, especially with the generosity of our good friend Ben, this site is not only a fine neighborhood in every way.

    We're delighted to have you with us.

    Regards,
    Obie

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    Welcome from the North West Jeltz.

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    Nic by name not by nature Jeltz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberPaddy66 View Post
    Welcome fellow SW'er, what part of the SW are you in?
    A bit further up than you (but that's not hard ) Just south of Bath and Bristol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeltz View Post
    A bit further up than you (but that's not hard ) Just south of Bath and Bristol
    Oh so almost on the mainland then Great to have you here.

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