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    5 years ago at the age of 16 (21 now). Started when grandma said "bet you won't shave with a straight razor." Good shaving ever since.

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    Fifty-six. Just a kid, really ...

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    66, I'm a late starter.
    Shave the Lather...

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    To me I was 45 in 2014 in December and I will never look back just a great way to shave.

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    I was 17.
    Got myself a straight from a local shop ,didn't have enough money for a strop so you can imagine how my first attempt went.
    I remember seeing my late uncle shaving with a straight in his kitchen when I was about 8 thought I would try that for myself one day.
    Been using a straight mostly for about 20 years now.
    This forum has been a boon & thanks to the guidence her I can now keep all my straights up to snuff.
    Cheers Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimab View Post
    At the age of 44. Got too annoyed by all those Gillette Mach N+1, tried a shavette for a couple of months - just to make sure it was for me, before investing the not so negligible first investment, and then finally went for it.
    You must be a brother I never knew I had! I went the same route. I got a Magic shavette in October 2015 when I was 46. Three months later, I got my first real straight. Now I'm 47 and I have two straights, 2 strops, and 3 brushes (2 boar, 1 synthetic).

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    Started about a month ago - 58


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    The shavette dad gave me, with no lessons, around 16 (presumably because I already knew everything). I'm my upper 20s I started using shavette regularly. True straight this year at 46 and have me further evidence I know just enough to be dangerous. I'm wearing out my styptic pencil, but liking it with the help of this forum.

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    25 years to late at 41.
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    First shave with at straight at age of 13. My grandfather tried to teach me. I was too young and dumb to listen; after all, a plastic disposable could remove the peach fuzz in about 2 minutes. It took me 30 years to come back to the straight and realize that once again - I should have listened to my elders!
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