Hi there badger & blade members (and also the non-members who read this ofcourse !).
I am a 18 year old guy from Belgium.
Been shaving with the cartridge & "goo" up until now.
A few months ago it was my grandfathers' birthday. The present I gave him was a computer.
At first, he was a bit reluctant to try it,
but after a bit he decided he could use it for keeping track of his pigeons (its pretty popular amongst seniors to play pigeon races around here).
Now, months later, he is browsing, playing flash games,
making powerpoints and all the kind of stuff you can expect from a new computer user.
Yesterday I went to visit him, and he called me into his desk.
When I went in he said he had a present for me. He gave me a metal thingy.
I really didn't know what it was (yea, that's pretty bad, I know) so he told me it was a double edge razor that he bought from the americans during the second world war (it's a Gilette branded one, no idea wich model though).
He said (translated ofcourse) "you gave me something from your age, I want you to have something from mine".
May sound cheesy, but it really had an emotional impact on me. I decided I would learn to use it, at first just for emotional reasons.
So I decided to get a pack of blades this afternoon. And (being the internet geek that I am) started googling for tips, or information.
I stumbled across alot of praising (wich surprised me) and whole communities of people who were going back to traditional wetshaving.
Now I'm also set on learning to handle the DE razor for my own sake.
I figure that's long enough of an introductory post. I thought it was a nice story to share with you :).
Wish me luck ! Tomorrow morning first shave !