Most gentleman enjoy SR shaving but there is probably something that you do not like as much. What is it for you?
It was probably a poor choice of words. Instead of "dislike most" how about "like the least"?
The learning curve. I used my Mappin & Webb near wedge today for the first time (excluding one test on a cheek when I first got it, which it failed). Yesterday I stropped it on chromium oxide, then on clean linen, then on leather. Today before the shave, another turn on the leather, and I had to pause and laugh about how smoothly it moved down my cheek. What a different the "chrox" made. First pass was great. Places I thought I might cut myself (under the nose, corners of mouth, bottom lip) went well.It was probably a poor choice of words. Instead of "dislike most" how about "like the least"?
How many SRs do you have now? Is there a particular thing you prefer, like grind or brand or width or point, etc.?What like the least about SR shaving is waiting for stuff to arrive!
Currently waiting on two new SR's, a strop and a bottle of bay rum (my first). To day I received a bottle of Dickinson's Witch Hazel that I will try for the first time after tomorrow morning's shave.
After giving my Japanese matching seven-day set to my little brother, I am down to 36 SR's and two DE's (just to keep my hand in). My preferred grind is half to full hollow. No preference for brand although my favoured SR's are the Titan ACRM-2 T.H.60 and the Titan ACRO T.H.70. That may soon change as I'm expecting to receive a Revisor 6-0035 within a few days. For blade size my preference is for 6/8 to 7/8. Most of my SR's are round points although I also enjoy the challenge and enjoyment of shaving with a Gold Dollar W59 that has a very pronounced Spanish point (not for the faint of heart) that I keep very pointed.How many SRs do you have now? Is there a particular thing you prefer, like grind or brand or width or point, etc.?
This!That the best manufacturers are no longer producing razors.
I almost never bid on a straight razor at auction UNLESS there is no interest and no bidding on a straight razor that I want and its down to the last 10 min. and I need to make a decision...I usually go for the "buy it now" (if the price is good) or go for the "make an offer" (sometimes you can cover the cost of the shipping or save 10 to 15 U.S. dollars, or whatever the currency is by you) 95% of the time.The thing I hate is the bid snipers on eBay. For those of you that are not familiar with the term, it's people that use a software program to beat the best bid, at the last moment, so that you don't have time to up your bid.
I have been beaten several times by out of the blue, last second bids.
Honest bidding, in my book is to show interest in a razor, well in advance, by placing a bid early on. Other interested parties then have time to consider and raise if interested.
Seems like not all Straight Razor shavers are gentlemen after all.