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Just getting into this side of the game. Please be gentle.
What should I look for in a first strop? I know nothing too expensive as I will chop it up at some point.
What are compounds, and are there benefits to using them?
I was thinking about wrapping up the year with a new razor. I am leaning toward one, which will remain nameless to prevent any enablers from tempting me. But, still not committed to anything at this point.
I am looking for razors that are available and obtainable. Not looking to be placed on a...
If you have used Chiseled Face Midnight Stag aftershave, what is your impressions? This is an aftershave that is not for me. I've spent too many hours under a car changing oil for this to appeal to me.
Will a standard handle fit on a brass Karve head? I was debating about getting a CB Karve in brass, but would like to place a different handle on it. I really like some aftermarket handles and would prefer to use those if they would work.
Thinking about getting a new/better boar brush. I have two in my collection and are wondering if all boar brushes are created equal. The two are the Van Der Hagen and an omega professional. Both of these are near the bottom of my list of favorites. Will betting a different change my mind, or are...
Please tell me what you know now, that you wished you knew at the start of straight razor shaving.
Knowing that I'm probably already very caddy-wampus of what I have now, before even starting straight razor shaving, but also please tell me some essentials that are must haves before getting too...
Let's have a bit of fun! What was your favorite shave related purchase(s) of 2018? Razor - soap - aftershave - accessory - other? Any and all you want to list and why.
My most surprising was the iKon 102. For me it just simply works.
What is your current 'go-to' DE blade and why? The blade that gives you the best shave, pairs best with the most razors. Sharp, smooth, or evenly balanced? How many shaves typically, cost factor? No need to answer all, just curious on what is important to most.
I have just ordered my first twisted slant style razor in the RR German 37. What are some thoughts on this piece? What blades have been successful? I will be throwing in an Astra SP to start with, but was also maybe thinking a lab blue.
I was debating about getting my first SE razor. Was leaning toward the RR HawkII. Is there a better option for a first SE? Suggestions on blades would be great as well. How many uses on average for a SE Blade?