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    Art of Shaving Lavender

    I have never bought their stuff because it was so pricey. My wife found their lavender soap in the teak bowl on Zulilly for half price and bought me some for Christmas This is a really nice soap! Very easy to make a rich lather and nice and slippery. Loaded up enough on my brush for three...
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    Viking Chieftain revisited

    When I bought my Karve sb C plate about 5 weeks ago my Viking was moved to its hiding place under the sink. I had bought it when I first started wet shaving about 3 months ago. I decided today to give it another go, just to see if my perception of the superiority of the Karve was still...
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    First Near Perfect shave

    ive been wet shaving for about 3 months. Overall I’ve has very good success. Shaved this evening after a hard day in the yard and the stars aligned for a perfect shave. Karve brass with a C plate, Astra sp, WCS silver tip, TOOBS Eaton college Cream. Three passes, no irritation at all and...
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    Karve CB brass. First shave

    Having shaved with this for about a week, I can say that I am beyond pleased with this razor. I have a fairly light beard and the B plate is fine for every day shaving. Skipping a day means the C plate is called for. A bit more aggressive but not bad and much more efficient. I think I will...
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    Karve CB brass. First shave

    I was fortunate that West Coast had the one I wanted in stock!
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    Karve CB brass. First shave

    I've been wet shaving for about 6 weeks with a Viking chieftain that I bought off amazon with very little research. Things have gone fine but decided to up my game a bit. I ordered a Karve 3.5 in C plate from WCS and it made it to me today. I was a bit concerned that the C plate would be a...
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    Blades gets better on second shave?

    I’m working through a blade assortment to figure out which ones work for me. Gillette 7 o’clock yellows came up. First shave was not very comfortable, had some irritation and a bit of razor burn. The second and third shaves were amazing. By the fourth shave, the blade was going away. This...
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    Shaving the back of my neck

    i like to shave the back of my neck once a week. I always did this in the shower. Usually I try to find the hairline and shave down my neck. I’ve done it twice with my de but find it a bit awkward. Any tips?
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    Honey ginger Old Fashioned

    I have been making these for a few week. Honey,Ginger simple syrup. Your favorite rye, dash of orange bitters, dash of angostura bitters. Drink up! I go pretty light on the simple syrup, I don’t care for sweet drinks but this is turning into a favorite
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    New DE shaver. One month in

    after getting tired of the up and down quality of dollar shave club and a disastrous try with Costco blades, I decided to give wet shaving a try. After very little research (should have come here first) , I ordered a Viking chieftain,a tube of proraso cream, and a 100 blade assortment. First...
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