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    For me, it was a Gillette Trac-2 and a can of that foamy shaving cream that got hot (so-so) when sprayed onto your palm. I don't recall knowing anything back then ('71-'76) about DEs or SEs, or straights -- just that I had to shave every day. Thanks for sharing!

    PS: After the PLF, yiz was a "leg", like the rest of us

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    I never served. Thank you to all of you guys. My dad was a Deck Seaman on an LST during WWII. Probably could have used a straight on that thing. He used to say they said LST was abbreviation for Long Slow Target. Anyway he was in the Normandy Invasion loading troops on to Higgins boats. A few months later coming back down the Seine River in a line of ships his happened to be the one that hit a mine. He was lucky. He said he was in the head shaving when it happened. The ship rocked up toward him and his head hit the bulwark, split his brow, gave him a gash on the forehead and a broken nose but that was all the injuries he got.
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    Purchased a personal hygiene kit for the Great war ..The old english razor and the entire kit
    Can not hardly wait till it arrives

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    If the item on the left is a nail clipper it is the most important item in that kit. We had just one for our entire rifle squad. Nail clippers are priceless for the troops in the field.
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    I'm a bit newer service member 2006-2012, but I did use a DE for a lot of that time. It was faster/more convenient than a straight, and with my level of skill at the time, much less irritation with daily shaving.
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    I'm still active duty Coast Guard, 22 fun years and counting. I've been shaving with my Straight Razors for the last few years
    They even have a name for it dear, it's called Razor Acquisition Disorder...

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    Active duty Navy. Been shaving with a straight for a decade, although keeping them rust free in maritime environments is a challenge...
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    Dry well and use VCI paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RezDog View Post
    Dry well and use VCI paper.
    Yes... I also air dry, unless I can't, and then I use a silicone impregnated sleeve.
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