So after many years with cartridge razors, I had decided it was time to learn the art of straight razor shaving. While on a trip with my wife, she took me into 'The Art of Shaving' store, treated me to my first straight razor shave. While I was enjoying my shave, my lovely wife purchased a TI straight razor, silver tip brush, strop, cream, oil, and aftershave!
She will never know what she started!
So, I have been shaving almost daily since August of this year with the straight razor. A little rough at the start, but after my face became used to the razor, after a month or so, the little nicks stopped and it keeps getting better and better. Daily, in the morning, I shave WTG then ATG. That alone gets me BBS, but I will miss a few spots. If I shave in the evening and do a WTG, ATG twice, I usually get it all. (I save that for date night).
My daily razor is now getting VERY dull. It is time for a serious honing. I have asked my wife for some hones, but I think I will practice on some ebay stuff before I 'mess' up my daily shaver. I recently purchased a Dovo, but it didn't come shave ready...so it needs to be honed also...either I get some hones now, or send out the razors for a professional job....Actually I think I should buy another razor and make sure it is really shave ready! Yup, I think that will work
Anyway, I have enjoyed surfing B&B. I have learned a TON from you guys! Thank You for sharing your knowledge!