Shave 2.0 I started DE shaving in August 2013 and have really enjoyed the challenges and rewards and was gifted a shave-ready straight by buca3152 this afternoon at a local meet and greet in NYC. I shaved with it as soon as I got home in true OCD fashion. I travel quite a bit and don't plan on taking it on the road since I don't check my bags, but I'm excited to work it into my routine when I'm at home and my first shave was quite enjoyable! Off we go! Shave No: 1 Strop: Tony Miller - 50 Laps Time Since Last Hone: 1 Day Hones: Chosera 1K, 2K, 5K / Suehiro 10, 15, 20 Japanese synthetic stones Prep: Shower, scrub beard with Cetaphil, rinse, repeat, hydrate well Brush: Semogue 1250 Boar Software: Mitchell's Wool Fat (what else? I'm on the 4T Days of Lanolin) Razor: Redge Sheffield Made - 9/16 - Round Point Growth (days): 1.5 Method: Three Passes - WTG, WTG, some XTG Post: WH / Osage Rub / Proraso Menthol Green Results: I think SAS+ is the final verdict now that the face and neck are fully dry. Definitely some visible stubble upon close inspection, but I'm happy to report no irritation or cuts. My last shave was BBS off of a 2011 R41 DE yesterday morning, but enough time had passed that I was sporting some stubble. I was pretty conservative as I guess I should be on a first shave with a straight, but was pleasantly surprised that each rinse didn't indicate any irritation, so I continued on with two more passes. I started to adjust the blade angle just a touch steeper to get a bit more audible feedback by the third pass. Not sure on the pressure thingy, but I basically followed the DE mantra. Work On: Ha! Everything, N00B! Seriously, it was enjoyable and I'll keep my ear to the ground. I'll also look at some more Straight Journeys when I get some time to get an idea of a 'standard structure' of reporting, but I think this will do for a first post! Thanks again to all of you for your help and brotherhood!