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    Default Good day all

    I'm new to the straight razor way, i'm actually fairly new to the whole wet shaving world. Only been doing this for about 4 months now. I just got my first straight razor, a Gold Dollar 66 that was pre-honed and ready to shave when I received it. I have not used it yet as I am waiting until I can get a strop. I am very excited about the prospects for this adventure and can't wait to get started. Anyways, just wanted to say Hi and looking forward to future conversations with everyone. Thanks!

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    If it is truly shave ready, don't strop it before the first use. Many people end up dulling the edge learning how to strop. If you use a shave ready razor first, you know what to expect and know if you do accidentally dull it.
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    I'm pretty excited to use it anyways so I would have probably buckled and used it before I got a strop anyways. Now I know I will. Thank you for the advice.
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    welcome and Good Luck! a GD is what I originally started with and quickly transitioned to a vintage straight that was honed by a member here. Have fun!!!
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    Welcome aboard Raven199009.

    Patience & Library will be your best Friends!
    Cheers.
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    Welcome to SRP!!!!

    A lot of great folks and info here, check out the library. And watch Lynn's videos on shaving with a SR

    Just shave the lather, no pressure needed.

    Enjoy and have fun!!!!
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    Hello and welcome to SRP.
    Any questions please feel free to ask anything. We're all here to help.
    Enjoy the learning process and your time here on the forum.

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Just shaved with the GD and it was good and bad. 😄 I started with my cheeks and that went pretty good so I was confident. Moved to the rest of my face and that didnít go too well. Chin and under my nose both got nicks. My neck however was about the same as my cheeks. Two nicks for my first SR shave, Iíll take it. Only did one pass with the SR and I did another one with my DE razor to complete the shave. Iím fairly happy though. I need to get a strop soon so I can continue practicing. Low on funds, baby number 2 is about a month away, so Iím trying to find a decent poor mans strop. Haha. Thanks for the welcomes. I look forward to learning and conversing with yíall.
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    Welcome to the forum!
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