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Lucius

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A few.


Make sure it's sharp, this is the hard part. The forums at straightrazorplace.com (looks like they are doing a re-design) and Badger and Blade are good resources, if you want to fall down those rabbit holes...

Don't use too much pressure. NEVER move it parallel to the blade (always perpendicular). Don't be afraid to cut yourself...because you probably will at least a few times. Good news is it should be a very superficial cut and heal up within a couple days. You can get a great shave with a straight razor, but it's definitely more time-consuming. It's more of a luxury if you're looking for that type of thing, appreciate the process, and are willing to take the time to learn.

If you just want to shave and get on with your day it's not for you. There's a reason everyone moved to safety razors (double-edge razors) and, and then eventually what we have now. Easier and faster. I've been lazy and it's been a while since I've picked up my straights, but I would like to get back into it.

(In response to this post by The Hook)

Posted: 01/12/2019 at 11:45AM



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