Been reading for a while now, about time to jump in and start shaving already :)
When I started shaving 25+ years ago (can't believe it was that long), I learned from my father, as he was using an old butterfly double edge which eventually became my only razor. It hasn't lasted, as time and convenience of cartridge shaving took over. I knew all that time that the quality of my shave wasn't there, that's why I am here. I know I will stick to it this time. Glad I found this forum, great information!