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    Oversupply of beard balms and oils

    I think that of the overall population probably far fewer buy soaps or creams than buy balms and oils, with beards being very in and hipster I think there is probably a huge market for beard care/taming. Regarding soaps and creams I think that is probably a more niche product. Many people only...
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    Advice on beard trimmer

    Hi All, I need a beard trimmer to keep my beard tidy between hair cuts when the barber does it. I’ve never trimmed my beard so no idea what I need, however I keep the edges smart with my straight razor. My beard is currently a number 3 at the sides and number 5 at the front but that may well...
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    Dropped razor damage

    Just got the razor back, here we go, what do you think? I’m really happy with it!:
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    Dropped razor damage

    Thanks for the advice and offer of repair, I managed to get in contact with Billy who sold me it so he’s going to repair it, I’ve also bought a spare for good measure!
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    Dropped razor damage

    I bought the razor from billyji1 so I was going to send it off to him to hone, however he doesn’t seem to have anything for sale at all at the moment so I can’t contact him on eBay. I’ve tried to contact him on a different forum, so I’ll see if he gets back to me. I wouldn’t know who else to...
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    Dropped razor damage

    Oops, when getting some things out of the bathroom cupboard I managed to knock my razor on to the floor, it was folded away at the time, but it still chipped. I’m looking for advice, could this be honed out or not, and if it can what will it mean for the razor long term? Thanks!
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    Those shaving vids where they only shave their cheeks?

    I’ve got a beard at the moment, it’s tempting to remove it to try the straight razor on my whole face, but this is the first time I’ve had a beard and it’s only been a couple of months. I do feel a bit like not being clean shaven is looked down upon by some here!
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Yes, moving it across just a tad, struggled a bit more with my left hand than the right hand.
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Shave #3 Date: 16/10/18 Prep: Shower Soap: Tabac Brush: Vulfix 660 Medium Super Badger Razor: Vintage The Fisher Paul Kohl Solingen Post: Alum A/S: M&S Woodspice Better lather today, I used the guide on here to refresh myself, embarrassing for someone who has been shaving with brush and...
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Great video, just had a watch, he’s actually quite firm with the razor! He also keeps the scales out to the side out of the way when shaving bottom to top on his neck, probably how I should do it. The bottom to top grip on the Badger and Blade Wiki is awkward for the neck.
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    Steels used for straight razors

    Regarding the above I contacted Larry at Whipped Dog recently and he said we was getting too many special requests with the Sight Unseen so he is just going to photograph them and list them all separately now.
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Thanks guys, and thanks for the video, I’ll take a look. No time for a shave this morning, maybe tomorrow!
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Makes sense, just a bit scared of slicing myself with the corner!
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    Start of my straight razor journey

    Shave #2 Date: 14/10/18 Prep: Shower Soap: Tabac Brush: Vulfix 660 Medium Super Badger Razor: Vintage The Fisher Paul Kohl Solingen Post: Alum A/S: M&S Woodspice (The above is likely to be the same for every shave) I felt that today’s shave didn’t go as well, although I didn’t get any blood...
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    How do I know I’ve stropped correctly?

    Thanks for the reassurance guys and I’ll try to feel for the change in draw on the strop, I guess a feel for it will come with experience.
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