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    Gentlemen,

    The world is full of wonders. The morning shave ritual is one of them. I celebrate it seven days a week. At one time I had many razors, some of which I regret, painfully, having sold.

    These days my humble lineup includes about a dozen or so razors, and I love them all, none as much as my Gotta 120 and Louper, two sweet and unpretentious 6/8 razors. Two Fritz Bracht Dovos will join the group soon, as well as a pair of Japanese razors. Will I love them as much as my Gotta and Louper? Who knows.

    I also use only synthetic brushes. All the Wiborgs, Thaters, Simpsons and the rest are gone. Also, slowly I am trimming down my soaps and creams to about a half a dozen favorites, crowned by Castle Forbes.

    There is no shrine in my modest shave den, except for this memorial . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longhaultanker View Post
    I usually take 60-90 minutes, start to finish, with shower. Ninety-five percent of the time Iím in a truck stop shower room. I no long call them truck stops, but shave stops. Each day is centered around where Iím going to stop for the night so I can shower and shave. OTR driving is only a side task to get to the shave.

    BTW, getting loaded in Houston Texas, heading to Carlyle Saskatchewan.
    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    After 30 some years with straights....you bet I look forward to a daily shave. My problem is choosing which razor out of 160 or so, to use for the day.
    Number them and I'll get you a Bingo number cage.
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    I shave every day but still look forward to it. Still the high point of my day.
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    Yes - I shave every other day .. and sometimes I think of changing to daily shaves - but I know it's good for my face to stay the course..
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    Been shaving just about every day for the last year. Started this wet shaving adventure with DE’s and gravitated towards straights and I hate missing an opportunity to shave now. I used to hate it so much I would only do it every 2-3 days.

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    I shave about once a week, which is about all I have time for. I don’t really look forward to shaving, especially since i still havnt figured out the straight yet. But, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy each shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    Gentlemen,

    The world is full of wonders. The morning shave ritual is one of them. I celebrate it seven days a week. At one time I had many razors, some of which I regret, painfully, having sold.

    These days my humble lineup includes about a dozen or so razors, and I love them all, none as much as my Gotta 120 and Louper, two sweet and unpretentious 6/8 razors. Two Fritz Bracht Dovos will join the group soon, as well as a pair of Japanese razors. Will I love them as much as my Gotta and Louper? Who knows.

    I also use only synthetic brushes. All the Wiborgs, Thaters, Simpsons and the rest are gone. Also, slowly I am trimming down my soaps and creams to about a half a dozen favorites, crowned by Castle Forbes.

    There is no shrine in my modest shave den, except for this memorial . . .

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    That disposable Bic, is that a testament to your days in the Army?

    On the synthetic brush note, could you share your favourite synthetic brushes, and in particular, could you recommend any that have solid backbone AND what you would consider good "scritch".

    Know you personally don't like "scritch" but figured you'd know....

    Thanks Obie! :-)

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    Those disposable Bics are all my father in law uses. I tried to give him a safety razor, a brush, and soap but he turned me down flat. He said he didn't want to bother.
    Oh well, we can't convert everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diboll View Post
    Sanb,
    The proper response would have been

    Only 160 straights? Seriously? How can you expect to get a good shave?
    One razor at a time, brother.

    The razor isn't a concern, as to the hand that wields it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by outback View Post
    One razor at a time, brother.

    The razor isn't a concern, as to the hand that wields it.
    I've read on this forum several times that it is easier to get a good shave if you can shave using both hands. Are you trying to tell me that I may not have completely understood what was being said?
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