Wow I am enjoying this whole experience!
Don't get me wrong there has been a huge learning curve but things are really beginning to work for me (though I must not get complacent!)
At the beginning I was getting many nicks and was beginning to wonder what I had done as my shaving rash and discomfort had intensified rather than decreased.
Then I found a decent internet connection and watched Mantics videos and read recommended articles and things are starting to move in the right direction. I am now enjoying smooth shaves and if really in a rush can produce a reasonably good two pass shave. The aromas produced by shaving creams is lovely and far more refreshing than modern foams.
Questions for those more experienced than me, any advice on how to get closer on the jawline? I have what I can only describe as a swirl growth and find this difficult again any advice appreciated.
Though I am a newbie and not fully qualified I would offer this advice for those starting the journey:
Failure to prepare is preparation for failure.
Remember it is called wetshaving for a reason.
Thanks for all of the advice here and the warm welcome, to those new to this journey be patient and enjoy.