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    Perhaps I should explain since I can tell that title made some of your minds wander off track rather quickly. Specifically, I mean your straight razor after each stroke of your shave. Do you wipe the lather and whiskers off your blade on a towel or sponge, or do you rinse it off? Personally, I developed the habit early in my SR shaving life to keep a damp sponge on the right side of the sink and I wipe my blade gently. What do you do? Rinse or wipe?
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    I wipe mine on a piece of toilet paper.

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    I wipe on my palm (one stroke of palm stropping, kind of), them wipe my palm on a towel.

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    Wipe mine on a damp sponge. I rinse it under the tap only when finished shaving abd before drying it with some TP.

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    I just put my razor under the water faucet (usually warm/hot water). Usually do half my face rinse, other half rinse and then dry (like palm stropping but on a dry rag). lather up repeat and finish. I have been drying razor inbetween my first pass and second shave since I had bad luck with rust getting on bevel when I started. I probably don't need to do it at all though
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    I'm using both, depending on a day. Recently, it's been a small towel.
    I must add that I'm keeping a sponge outside sink (don't want to hit a SR on faucet or a sink).

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    I rinse mine, an wipe the blade at the end of my shave with a bit of TP. I have tried the towel and sponge and I just do not care for it.
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    No concrete system. I'll rinse off shaving cream under running water (not shaking the blade like a disposable) and wipe the hair off with my hand/TP/PT and dry with TP/PT at the end. I've tried using a towel, but it seems like the edge would snag on the fibers of some towels if you weren't careful.
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    I have a bunch of shaving towels and find now that I just rinse. I bet I rinse 4 times per full face pass. I do three passes. Now if when I rinse I find the stuff didn't come off the edge fully then I wipe on the towel that is in my hand. I bet I use the towel more for cleaning up the sink and counter-top more than anything else. And to scrub out the sink with Comet once a week.
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    Rinse. I like the feel of a wet blade.

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