I am a total newb here, should be recieving my first straight any day now. I ordered a set from classicshaving and the razor comes pre-sharpened by Lynn (pre-sharpened DOVO Blackstar set). I know enough from reading these forums to not touch the thing before its first use, and to only strop for the first few months.
I have some DMT plates on the way. I have read on here that they require a bit of a break-in period. Is this just a case of they start out ok and get better with use? Should I give them a go once or twice on my kitchen knifes to get the stone broken in?
Since the razor will come with a good edge to begin with will I even need to use the D8EE to maintain it? Will a quick once over with a finishing stone be all that is needed to keep the edge going at first?
Thanks for a great site. Hopefully this wasn't a too severe newb question explosion. Wish me luck keeping all the pieces of my face where they belong on my first shave.