I'm just starting out in wet shaving so I'd be willing to wager that I have more to learn than a 4 yr college student. Anyway, I just wanted to stop in and say hi to everyone. I'll post my kit and see if any of the more experienced guys can find a hole that I need to plug. I'd also like to find the correct board to review an awesome retailer that I have had a great experience with. Anyway, here is my kit. Let me know if I need anything else.
I started out by buying one straight razor.. A J A Henckels Friodur 5/8. At the same time I bought a 3" hanging bridal leather strop, a silver tip badger brush, Proraso tube shaving cream, Proraso after shave, and a decent bowl. I do also have an alum block and styptic pencil.
A couple days later I found a razor on ebay that I found really beautiful so I picked it up.. A 6/8 Sanssouci.
Then this morning I remembered that I had found a straight razor about 10 years ago in an old abandoned house and had held on to it because I thought it was cool. So I went and dug it out of the black hole that is my storage room.
Turns out that its a Filarmoica 14 double temple. Its not in perfect shape so I'm sending it off to get cleaned up.
At this point I'm only a collector as I've yet to use any of them. The friodur that I ordered came in but there was a small muck up and they had not sent an actual Friodur but the regular carbon steel blade of the same size. So I'm sending that one back.
I haven't received the Sanssouci yet since it just shipped out from Germany.
And the Filarmonica is in no shape to shave with.
So there we go... I'm humbly requesting an old hat to make sure I'm pointed in the right direction. I'd also really like to write up a review of the retailer where I bought the Friodur as they have certainly made quite an effort to make sure I was happy. What is the correct board to post that sort of thing in?