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    Default Greetings from the Jersey Shore

    Hi all. Started straight shaving a week ago. I picked up a Wade and Butcher 20 years ago at an antique store in Gettysburg PA. Just thought it was neat. Never thought about actually using it til recently. Sent it off to WhippedDog. Great job btw. Can't get as close a shave as my DE razors, but it's Uber comfortable. Pretty amazing. Also I've used a shavette in rotation for a couple of years, so not a true novice, but still loads to learn. All sorts of great info here. Anyways ,Thanks Gents!

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    Welcome to the forum! My DE is still my go to razor, but when I have time to slow down sometimes I'll get a SR out.
    A lot of history and they will last a lifetime if taken care of (or lifetimes in some cases).

    What kind of Strop are you using?

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    Hello and welcome to SRP.
    A Wade & Butcher is a great start.
    Enjoy your time here on the forum and have fun.

    Pete <:-}
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    Welcome to SRP!
    Your shave will closer with time and practice.
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    Thanks guys. My razor keeps getting sharper. Not really, but my technique is improving. Lol. JP5 I'm currently using an old suitable belt, but ordered the poor man's strop kit from whipped dog. So far so good. I also have a Green Lizard that isn't quite shave ready, but hasn't stopped me from trying.

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    Welcome to the forum. Lots of good people here so dont be shy about asking questions. Glad to have ya and keep it up. Takes time before it becomes a nice comfortable close shave. Just keep at it.
    Jerry...

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    Welcome!

    Sounds like you have an awesome razor right there. Would love to have a nice W&B myself.

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    Welcome, RXman.
    Enjoy your shaves, they will get better over time.
    I've been a Str8 shaver for over 30 yrs., and I can say I'm faster, and get better shaves from the straight, than with a DE. But that's me.!

    Glad to have you with us.
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    Welcome to SRP!!!

    A lot of great folks and info here. Check out the library, tones on info there.
    A W&B is an awesome razor, we do love pictures

    Ask away we're here to help and answer questions.
    Remember, just shave the lather. Pressure is your enemy in SR shaving


    Enjoy and have fun!!!!
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    Welcome to SRP!! Sounds like you have a great start to this hobby... Enjoy your journey!!

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