I was asked if I might like to provide an article for
our October Beginners Tips section and I would like to thank
James for the opportunity.
I would like to discuss the definition of an acronym and a word that
are used commonly on our forum. The acronym is NOS or New Old Stock and the word
is “linen”. The definitions of both of these have become generic and a bit misleading in a many cases. I think it is important that we understand what this means, in a literal sense, when used on our forum where wet shaving topics are primary.
There’ve been a few threads recently on the topic of strops and stropping so I thought I’d address those issues in this month’s Beginners Tips. Stropping can be a big topic, and I am wordy, so apologies in advance for the length of this month’s tips.