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    Default Cheers from Copenhagen, all!

    Hiya, first time poster here!

    I've been lurking for a while and like what's being written here on SRP, so it seems just right to join the fun officially!

    I've not yet done my first official shave, but have braved putting a razor to my cheek for the first time a few days ago, so while not a complete virgin, I'm still quite the newb.

    I've had a couple of straight razor laying around for a number of years now. As a resource, old straight razors are the material of choice within the Danish organbuilding community (church pipe organs, that is) for crafting voicing knives out of. Good steel, so on and so forth. I used the razors I have now for doing leather work, taking good care of the edges and keeping them...well, perhaps not quite razor sharp!

    Shaving has always been a chore, a quite expensive one actually, with a four-pack of Gillette Fusion blade costing about 30 USD here in Denmark. The idea of disposable tools also offends, so the idea of using straight razors has been creeping up quite slowly on me over the last few years.

    Digging out my old razors, I found a C.V. Heljestrand nr. 24, a Wade and Butcher medium hollow ground, a Putzel from Solingen and a nice little 3/8" from Eriksson and Bjorklund, Eskilstuna (needs rescaling). A nice little set to start out with!

    Hones I've got already for my woodworking tools, everything from Japanese artificial waterstones (1200, 4000, 8000), Japanese natural stones from 330mate, Welsh and English slate, Belgian Blue and coticule, Spyderco ceramics....plus a bit more perhaps, but not of the legendary British stones. Got a strop and stropping compound.

    Have just spent an enjoyable evening honing three of the razors (medium diamond - fine diamond - aoto - ohira - coticule - strop) and removing all the hair from my right arm at an amazing rate..soon as I get some soap it's time to start for real on my facial hair.

    Looking forward to reading more and getting to know you all. Cheers from Copenhagen!!
    Last edited by Ieronymus; 05-02-2010 at 09:38 PM.

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    Hi and welcome to SRP.

    Nice to see even more Scandinavians here.

    We even have our Nordic group.

    Smooth shaving!

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    Well, I'll have to be joining that group I guess, Otto!

    Thank you kindly for the welcome!

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    Default Cheers from Copenhagen . . .

    Hello, Ieronymus:

    Welcome to Straight Razor Place.

    Our group is not only diverse in its profession, but also also in country of origin. So you're home. We're delighted to have you among us.

    Regards,
    Obie

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    Welcome to SRP Ieronymus. Happy to have you aboard.

    That collection of razors you have in your possession, esp. the C.V. Heljestrand and Wade and Butcher, are excellent, well-known shavers. Consult the SRP wiki and ask lots of questions of the SRP members in the designated forums. They'll be able to assist you in getting up and running as you venture into the world of straight razor shaving.

    Take care--and smooth shaving.
    "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." Mark Twain

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    Hej Ieronymus!

    Velkommen til.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ieronymus View Post
    soon as I get some soap it's time to start for real on my facial hair.
    If you haven't already ordered, I think I may have one or two soaps and creams lying around I could PIF you, now that you're local.
    Last edited by scoof; 05-02-2010 at 10:52 PM.

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    Hi and wellcome abroad,

    It's nice to see another fellow Scandinavian joining this fine group of straight shavers. Enjoy your time here.

    - Tomi
    'That is what i do. I drink and i know things'
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    A nordic group? What goes on in those groups?

    And hey there buddy

    edit: Ha, guess I was already a member
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    Welcome to SRP Ieronymus,

    I noticed your posts in the hones forum. I always love to see people come aboard who have an interest in hones and honing.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Thanks again all for the warm welcome.

    Scoof, I'll take you up on that offer, thank you.

    JimmyHAD, I loves stones. I'm the hand-tool-and-sharpening guy at the trade school where I teach, can't get enough stones. I look on with awe at those who acquire the rare and exotic legendary British stones and make do with what I can get near to and what I can afford....so be sure I'll be hanging out in that forum.

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