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Thread: Do any 'both' handed straight shavers transfer that ability to DE shaving?

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    Nic by name not by nature Jeltz's Avatar
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    Well then I'd better give it a try!

    Incidentally I'm left eyed so when I used to shoot pistols and rifles I shot left handed. Likewise I had a "left handed" bow when I did archery although I always found that ironic as you hold it with the right hand!
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    My bow I shoot left handed, usually my rifles too. With shotguns I go either way, but I usually hit more doing it lefty.


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    I dont own any guns but......I still use my dominant hand for my DEs, and both for my straights. Works well for me.

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    I shoot lefty (and am right eye dominant ), shave with a straight with both hands, but for some reason shave with a DE only using my left hand. Never really thought about it until this thread...

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    i use both hands on theDE's but my right hand feels more comfortable.

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    I used a DE before a straight so using 2 hands was pretty automatic. The DE is so different than a straight it's hard to compare using 2 hands with both instruments. Getting used to the 2 hands maneuver with a straight was very different than with a DE.
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    I can shave with my DE using my dominant hand only, just as I did when I started shaving years ago with disposables, or I can shave "symmetrically" much as I do with a straight razor. I somewhat prefer the latter, as I follow the essentially the same three-pass shaving pattern I use with a straight.

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    I normally just shave with one hand when using a DE but now I want to re-learn with the both now that I use a straight.

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    I shave utilizing both hands when using a straight razor, yet shave with my right hand only with safety razors. It just feels right to me.

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    Both Hands with Straights, but main hand with DE.
    I may have to go back and try it again once I get more practiced with my straights.

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