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    https://youtu.be/EDA67aXnTloThe title say it all here is the videohttps://youtu.be/EDA67aXnTlo
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    I dont know but i have never met a razor that doesn't need refreshing for over a hundred shaves, and not from lack of trying many...
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    Always interesting to see other guy's techniques. I also tend to shave half my face first but do a lot more stretching with my free hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin103 View Post
    I dont know but i have never met a razor that doesn't need refreshing for over a hundred shaves, and not from lack of trying many...
    Yeah, I agree with that.

    Maybe what he's doing works for him, but he sure seems to make a lot of strokes on each part of his face, and it sounds like there are still whiskers after the first few....
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    Quote Originally Posted by holli4pirating View Post
    Yeah, I agree with that.

    Maybe what he's doing works for him, but he sure seems to make a lot of strokes on each part of his face, and it sounds like there are still whiskers after the first few....
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    I wonder whether that razor is sharp.
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    Yes no doubt the razor is sharp. I always use short stokes whe I shave whit a straight no matter whitch straight I use on that video I did a pass more but really my 2 pass whit touch up do the trick.

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    A guy I occasionally work with happened to mention to me that he uses a straight razor, which of course got the conversation going. He didn't know I use straights. He says he's used a TI for the last seven years (his phrasing was something like "I use a very nice straight razor, which is one of those vintage style blades popular one hundred years ago, produced by a company called Thiers-Issard which is French and it gives me incredible results plus I save a lot of money..." and I thought "yeah guy, I know all this" but he kept talking). He explained he does one pass WTG and loves the results. I was skeptical and asked him again to verify one pass WTG, and he confirmed that's his daily routine. The only additional comment he made was he gets better results after the weekend when he has a little stubble, so clearly he's not going for BBS.

    I was intrigued, and could probably talk all day with another hobbyist met in the wild as it were, and asked him more, particularly about his sharpening/maintenance technique. He told me he has never sharpened the blade, and explained to me how a strop works (again not knowing I know all this... also although a nice guy he's a little full of himself so likes to talk and not pay close attention to what others are saying... but hey, none of us are perfect and incidentally that seems a common theme from those of us in this thing of ours!). From what I could gather, he doesn't use a paste either.

    We talked about soap and brushes for a bit (about all I got in edgewise was I like boar bristle... he of course uses badger), and I gave him a Tabac shave stick (he uses some high-end stuff I hadn't heard of). I was going to ask more about how he's getting by with a single razor, no touch-ups, but the conversation was interrupted. He shot me a note saying he liked the Tabac. Next time I run into him I'm going to ask more about whether he uses pastes or is using linen with leather or what...

    What works is what works I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HungeJ0e View Post
    A guy I occasionally work with happened to mention to me that he uses a straight razor, which of course got the conversation going. He didn't know I use straights. He says he's used a TI for the last seven years (his phrasing was something like "I use a very nice straight razor, which is one of those vintage style blades popular one hundred years ago, produced by a company called Thiers-Issard which is French and it gives me incredible results plus I save a lot of money..." and I thought "yeah guy, I know all this" but he kept talking). He explained he does one pass WTG and loves the results. I was skeptical and asked him again to verify one pass WTG, and he confirmed that's his daily routine. The only additional comment he made was he gets better results after the weekend when he has a little stubble, so clearly he's not going for BBS.

    I was intrigued, and could probably talk all day with another hobbyist met in the wild as it were, and asked him more, particularly about his sharpening/maintenance technique. He told me he has never sharpened the blade, and explained to me how a strop works (again not knowing I know all this... also although a nice guy he's a little full of himself so likes to talk and not pay close attention to what others are saying... but hey, none of us are perfect and incidentally that seems a common theme from those of us in this thing of ours!). From what I could gather, he doesn't use a paste either.

    We talked about soap and brushes for a bit (about all I got in edgewise was I like boar bristle... he of course uses badger), and I gave him a Tabac shave stick (he uses some high-end stuff I hadn't heard of). I was going to ask more about how he's getting by with a single razor, no touch-ups, but the conversation was interrupted. He shot me a note saying he liked the Tabac. Next time I run into him I'm going to ask more about whether he uses pastes or is using linen with leather or what...

    What works is what works I guess.
    I did an experiment a while back about how long you can keep a razor shaving well using only pasted strop and regular leather stropping, after a few months i gave up because there was no sign whatsoever that the razor was not up to par. But seven years without paste that a totally different story, that said some linen is pre-pasted so maybe.
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    A guy I know has two Dovos he bought from AOS three years ago. All he does is strop.
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