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    Everyone has a different method for removing lather from a blade while shaving. After I dinged my blade under a tap many years ago I switched to using a damp sponge to remove the lather while shaving.

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    The sponge sits in an old soap dish and is easy to clean. Needs replacing about once a year. That is the lather from a 4 pass shave on it.

    Do you have a method other than the old rinse it off under the tap?

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    I fill the sink up all the way, and dip... while trying to avoid the tap like the plague.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Everyone has a different method for removing lather from a blade while shaving. After I dinged my blade under a tap many years ago I switched to using a damp sponge to remove the lather while shaving.

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    The sponge sits in an old soap dish and is easy to clean. Needs replacing about once a year. That is the lather from a 4 pass shave on it.

    Do you have a method other than the old rinse it off under the tap?

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    That is an excellent idea Bob! You just solved a big mystery for me! I have been thinking and searching for this very thing! Thanks!
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    I use my brush to wipe lather off and use it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kees View Post
    I use my brush to wipe lather off and use it again.
    That would shorten your brush pretty quick.
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    I just rinse it off. But then I have 45cm clearance under the faucet, so I'm not really worried about dinging the blade on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    I just rinse it off. But then I have 45cm clearance under the faucet, so I'm not really worried about dinging the blade on it.
    I do the same and pat the blade on a towel to remove water droplets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32t View Post
    That would shorten your brush pretty quick.
    That would be my fear
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    I leave the water trickling and just rinse.
    Plenty of room with my sink setup.

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    I simply use a small towel. Years ago I seem to remember reading a book about shaving with a straight razor, and I think that they called it a "sweet rag" or some such thing?? I can't remember for sure. I may just be getting senile.

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