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    Cool Traditional wet shaving

    The benefits of traditional wet shaving are numerous and attractive to men whom are familiar with high performance knives and have the interest in maintaining them.

    At its simplest wet shaving is using water and a soap to shave-

    Like anything else its easy to get caught up in the minutia and "acquisition disorders".

    So what do you need to start?
    • Water-
    • shave Soap-
    • Brush-
    • Razor-A Double Edge or straight razor ( there are a few other options)
    • Aftershave for skincare
    Thats it, easy right!

    Here are a few photos of shave set ups to whet your interest.






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    Nice pictures to test the load time. Hey, and that DE in pic#1 looks mighty familiar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMartell View Post
    Nice pictures to test the load time. Hey, and that DE in pic#1 looks mighty familiar.
    Its your Gillette NEW brother! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMartell View Post
    And I can't thank you enough for it!
    Why sure!

    Here is some straight razors-





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    Beautiful gear, Jim ... and as a dedicated wet shaver with my fleet of Gillette Superspeeds and a Slim, how tricky is that transition to a straight?

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    It took me about 10 shaves or so before I started getting comfortable results. Basically it was like learning to shave all over again. Though I am glad I made the switch. And now the rabbit hole goes even deeper...

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    I'm interested in finally ditching the electrics and triple-blade Gillettes. Is a double-edge a good way to jump in? Also, are there skincare products that don't have much odor, as I'm not into colognes, aftershaves, etc. Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildBoar View Post
    I'm interested in finally ditching the electrics and triple-blade Gillettes. Is a double-edge a good way to jump in? Also, are there skincare products that don't have much odor, as I'm not into colognes, aftershaves, etc. Thanks,
    A DE is a fine way to shave! Most of my shaves are with a DE, the straights are for weekends and special occasions.
    There are many unscented products, a short perusal of Westcoastshaving.com will reveal many choices.
    Aftershave is primarily for skincare, not fragrance, although many do have some fragrance. Witch hazel is a good choice as it does a great job and does not last but a few moments on your skin.
    You can find a great resource of info at Badgerandblade.com
    Last edited by Jim; 02-28-2011 at 06:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by my19 View Post
    Beautiful gear, Jim ... and as a dedicated wet shaver with my fleet of Gillette Superspeeds and a Slim, how tricky is that transition to a straight?
    I would guess its like many other endeavors its up to the learnee! I found it a challenge, but most certainly doable.

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