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New comer here, hello

Postby kennethj » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:24 pm

Hello all, I have been wet shaving since 2006, after many years with expensive cartridges and poor quality shave cream.

My razor is a Merkur HD Classic and it has been my only razor in 8 years.

For blades, I have used mostly Feathers for the last 2 years but have been experimenting lately with the 7 O'clocks green package.

For brushes I have only 2. A Saville Row which I think has a

24mm knot, and an Omega boar just for variety.

Creams, I have a lot, maybe 10. Mostly Trumpers, some Taylors, Musgo Real, and Proraso.

After shaves, I recently went on a binge and I am up to 10. Favorites are Spieck, and D.R. Harris Bay Rum.

Colognes. Went on a recent small binge. I now have Trumper's Spanish Leather, Alt Innsbruk, Musgo Real Lime and Basil, and Arran Aromatics Bay Citrus. Still looking for that cologne that will be special for me.

Hello again. And thanks for having me here.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby ShadowsDad » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:32 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Be careful! being on any shave forum can pass an illness on to you. I think it must come through the monitor, but some suspect the keyboard. It's called AD (acquisition disorder). There is RAD or razor AD, BAD or brush AD or blade AD, SAD or soapAD. You get the gist. Some folks seem to be immune, despite our very best efforts to pass an AD onto them. :D
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby CMur12 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:39 am

Welcome to SMF, Kenneth. I look forward to reading your posts.

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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby jww » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:50 am

Welcome to SMF.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby Squire » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:53 am

Welcome aboard Kenneth, glad you could join us.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby brothers » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:01 am

Kenneth, hello, and consider yourself challenged to post often. :D
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby Squire » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:13 am

Kenneth you mentioned having only two brushes. I've used primarily two for several years now and don't feel limited in the least.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby brothers » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:34 am

Same here, I'm down to three, and am quite satisfied.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby Squire » Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:10 am

I notice you mentioned shaving creams Kenneth, have you used soaps?
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby Racso_MS » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:52 am

WELCOME TO THE FORUM

COME OFTEN AND STAY LONG.
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby kennethj » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:36 pm

I have used a number of soaps and i have Tabac and MWF in my rotation. I just find creams easier to lather.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby ShadowsDad » Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:16 pm

Much easier to load, definitely.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby malocchio » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:04 pm

Welcome to the forum..Great info and lots of fun here.
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby ThePossum » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:35 pm

Welcome!
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Re: New comer here, hello

Postby mustang_john » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:05 am

Welcome fella, they're a helpful bunch here.
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