Was standing in the grocery store looking at the obscene cost of Fusion razors and said "F- it"...
I found my Old Man's Doko Salingen razor from when he was in the Marines, c-1960's. He left me a big strop before he passed away... said that I'd "earned it" in that he whipped the hell out of me with it when I shot the school windows out with my Red Rider. I can't find the strop at this point, but it's around the house somewhere...
Anyway - I went to AOS today and bought Preshave Oil, Balm and a nice brush stand. THEN I found Amazon had the Sandalwood kit with Oil,Balm, soap and brush for $88 vs $100. So, I bought it just a minute ago and I am returning the other stuff and just keeping the stand. Man, the AOS store is really cool. I will probably exchange the stuff I bought for other cool stuff. Hmmmm what to get?
So, I guess I need to verify this old razor will shave me well and if not I've been eyeing a TI razor at AOS. I'm committed: As soon as I can find that strop I'm going to start this thing and kiss the disposable razors good bye. (I didn't buy the Fusion refills BTW so the clock is ticking).
I hope to contribute some meaningful posts here, but I can't make any promises.