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    Default Greetings from NW Florida

    Greetings All,

    I've been a wet shaver for the past six months or so, ever since I misplaced my Braun electric while on a business trip. I've been using a Merkur DE razor for a while now, and I'm amazed at the improvement over an electric or a disposable blade.

    So now I'm looking to make the jump to a straight razor. Today the mail man delivered my Dovo 5/8" razor with bone scales and a strop from SRD, so my first straight razor shave is in my near future! Looking forward to it.

    Brian

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    Welcome to SRP and have patience. you have got great razor and strop from srd
    Takes time to learn this old art of shaving.At the end you will enjoy.
    Go slowly and read our WIKI FOR Beginners first.Clean oil with hot water on your blade and go head shave test. have fun

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    Brian,

    Welcome to SRP...Glad to have you aboard.

    +1 on hi_bud_gl's advice. Go slow, consult the SRP wiki and feel free to post any questions you may have in the designated forums.

    I traveled much the same path as you. That is, I began wet shaving with a DE, then moved to str8 razors last December. It's been a blast! I hope it will be the same for you too.

    Take care--and continued 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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    Welcome to the forum from NE Flordia Brian.
    Pretty soon they'll be enough of us for a meet up....
    Congrats on a nice purchase. Let me know if I can help....

    Rich...
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    Welcome to SRP from south FL. If you haven't seen it check out Lynn's suggestions for the first straight razor shave here and read my sig to avoid nicks and cuts.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Welcome to SRP.

    North-central Florida, standing by!

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    Welcome Brian from Miami!

    Great to have you.



    Lu

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    Welcome to SRP Brian. Enjoy !
    “The white gleam of swords, not the black ink of books, clears doubts and uncertainties and bleak outlooks.”

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    Welcome!

    We're glad to have you with us! It sounds like you are off to a great start if you got your razor from SRD. It will definately be shave ready! As Sham says, take your time, dont rush and enjoy the journey.

    Do check out the Wiki and other beginners articles (links in my sig below), as they will help you out alot!

    Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Thanks to all for the warm welcome!

    Brian

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