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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrideshd View Post
    from your join date your very new to this so its a real good bet your technique isn't good. getting big cuts is just you trying to force the shave. you need to step back and just do your cheeks for a while till you get handy with a blade in your hand. and stretch and no pressure, if your having to force the blade then its not sharp, and your stropping probably is bad too, which it usually is for new guys.

    best piece of advise I can give you is, put your location in your profile instead of being in the witness protection program and maybe see someone close to you for help. theres no need in hacking up your face. Tc
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    Thank you for that piece of wise advice but alas my joining of the forum is not a timescale of my frequent need of a large plaster/ band aid.

    I totally agree with your advice on starting with the cheeks only until comfortable to continue as this I did after my first major mis-hap.

    As for having somebody close to teach me, I have the benefit and pleasure of tutoring from the one person that hones and strops my razors, alas I can assure you that is not the problem as I can assure you the blades are perfectly honed. The need to strop has not arisen yet as I have a few blades and used each only once.

    I really believe it's human error, nothing more nothing less. I'm sure I will end up with a face lift or I will concour the skill required to always have a perfect wound free shave. As explained, I can have a few fantastic nick/ cut free shaves but when I do have such occasion it is always severe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apritch View Post
    Tcrideshd

    Thank you for that piece of wise advice but alas my joining of the forum is not a timescale of my frequent need of a large plaster/ band aid.

    I totally agree with your advice on starting with the cheeks only until comfortable to continue as this I did after my first major mis-hap.

    As for having somebody close to teach me, I have the benefit and pleasure of tutoring from the one person that hones and strops my razors, alas I can assure you that is not the problem as I can assure you the blades are perfectly honed. The need to strop has not arisen yet as I have a few blades and used each only once.

    I really believe it's human error, nothing more nothing less. I'm sure I will end up with a face lift or I will concour the skill required to always have a perfect wound free shave. As explained, I can have a few fantastic nick/ cut free shaves but when I do have such occasion it is always severe.

    Thank you for bringing to my attention that my status is not showing, I will now search how to amend.��
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    there are surely guys in your area, and if you have a capable tutor it would be good to let him watch you shave. as to you being very sure of the edge, do you mind if I ask who? I have been here so long ive heard many guys say their man was a pro at honing just to find out not so good. but if hes one of the guys that do hone in your area that we are aware of , good for you, cause a proper edge is what is needed to learn. but as I mentioned, when the edge is right it tends to go thru the whiskers without snagging and getting skin. and then again we come back to technique which takes months to learn

    try lowering your angle so that your not scraping and see how that works to.but just go slow , do those cheeks till you can do it without any problems and your really comfortable with the blade, Tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by apritch View Post

    I really believe it's human error, nothing more nothing less. ��
    If you are slicing yourself you are moving the razor laterally &/or lifting the heel resulting in cuts from the toe end. A square point will magnify the latter.

    Also 30º is probably not what you think. Drop the spine down so it occasionally touches your face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onimaru55 View Post
    If you are slicing yourself you are moving the razor laterally &/or lifting the heel resulting in cuts from the toe end. A square point will magnify the latter.

    Also 30º is probably not what you think. Drop the spine down so it occasionally touches your face.
    Good point, I assumed he knew his angles
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    Hi, new to the forum. Been SR shaving for three months now, and getting close, nearly bloodless shaves now. I did cut myself good getting over the initial learning curve, and now have a good scar to remind me as I lather up that we're not playing here.

    Lessons I've learned:
    Don't loose your patience. Better to make half a dozen light passes than whittle off the top layer of skin cells. Especially if you use an alcohol based aftershave.

    This one sounds a bit zen, but keep your awareness at the point of contact between the edge and your skin.

    I'm sure someone else has mentioned never keep shaving after you have picked up all of the lather. Think of the lather as lubricant. Always re-lather between passes, and even for touch ups.

    If you are shaving baggy skin, stretch it!

    Be aware of the entire edge. I have been paying attention to shaving my whattle with the center of the edge, and cut my neck with a sharp toed point.

    Jim

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    Good observations; especially the short strokes. It's when I get cavalier and forget this that I get in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radazz View Post
    Hi, new to the forum. Been SR shaving for three months now, and getting close, nearly bloodless shaves now. I did cut myself good getting over the initial learning curve, and now have a good scar to remind me as I lather up that we're not playing here.

    Lessons I've learned:
    Don't loose your patience. Better to make half a dozen light passes than whittle off the top layer of skin cells. Especially if you use an alcohol based aftershave.

    This one sounds a bit zen, but keep your awareness at the point of contact between the edge and your skin.

    I'm sure someone else has mentioned never keep shaving after you have picked up all of the lather. Think of the lather as lubricant. Always re-lather between passes, and even for touch ups.

    If you are shaving baggy skin, stretch it!

    Be aware of the entire edge. I have been paying attention to shaving my whattle with the center of the edge, and cut my neck with a sharp toed point.

    Jim
    Hi, for your scar, you could try lanbena scar removal cream.

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