First post and happy to be aboard. Got interested in using a safety razor after listening to an interview with David Angelo. Bought myself a Western High Noon for Christmas, some Cremo and Nivea aftershave balm and haven't looked back. Granted, it takes a little longer but always brings back memories of watching my father shave in the morning. Interestingly, when he bought me my first razor, it was a Trac II, because that was the "up and coming thing" according to him. I didn't know what I was missing all these years.