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    I use cold water to rinse also. But touching cold steel to your face may not be so pleasant. I think warming the blade up first is more a comfort thing than an effectiveness thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1357111317 View Post

    Also, the guy said the blade shaves better warm (?). This is the opposite of anything I'd have done in the past. I usually try to keep my cold, rinsing constantly in cold water...
    There may be many things that were meant by the razor liking to be 'warm'!

    Personally I 'think' that it means having your face ready to shave, lather applied etc, then the razor is stropped/thus being 'warm' right off of the leather!

    This is how I do it here at home, however when I send a razor out that I've honed for someone else, I send it with the blade and edge oiled with instructions to just rinse the oil off with hot tap water and have a go with it! I guess that would put the blade in the 'warm' category!

    I also rinse the lather from my razors with hot tap water!

    "Steel likes heat" quote from GSSIXGUN!
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    Interesting...I suspect it is something to play with. I liked the sensation of cold steel in the past because it allowed me to easily track the blade on my face. Also I was under the impression that cold (contracted steel would be sharper (all else being equal).

    This guy did specifically say "hot water"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1357111317 View Post
    This guy did specifically say "hot water"...
    Well if it worked well for him, I'd say try it first and then 'play'! Maybe Mike Blue can join in and help about the differences between warm and cold steel!
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    I'm not Mike (obviously), but the temps your face can handle has no impact on steel. Some like a cold water shave, some like hot. I personally like it hot, but have done a few cold water shaves...but not by my choice.

    Matt,
    This would be a great time to find a "mentor". You will notice that most of us put our "location" of where we are. Finding a mentor would help make your journey much more comfortable. They don't have to be a "badged" mentor, just a shaving veteran.
    Northeastern Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma Mentor/Helper...PM me if I can assist you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter74743 View Post
    Matt,
    This would be a great time to find a "mentor". You will notice that most of us put our "location" of where we are. Finding a mentor would help make your journey much more comfortable. They don't have to be a "badged" mentor, just a shaving veteran.
    Shooter! Thank you, thank you and thank you!

    Having a location added would help so many of the new guys out! I’ve looked into making it mandatory and it seems that it would keep some of the new guys away as they don’t want people to know that information!

    Having hands on help by a more experienced member would help so many!
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