First and foremost I wanted to thank everyone that has contributed to this board. It has been an immeasurable help in my switch from the constant irritation from razor burn and ingrown hairs from cartridge shaving. AOS gave me a start with products and I picked up a Merkur 34C off Amazon. The first couple shaves were pretty brutal but I've improved my technique with the help from the outstanding threads on this site. I look forward to trying new products other than AOS and maybe someday I'll work up the stones to give a straight a try. A little about me I guess. 29 yrs old, married father of one with a another on the way. Active Duty Air Force with 11 years service. Again, a million thanks for all the help in making this transition a smooth one!