Hi all. Just thought I would stop lurking around and actually say hello to everyone!
I decided I wanted to try shaving with a DE a couple of weeks before Xmas. So for Xmas I received my first set of tools to get started. Here's what I'm starting out with:
Tabac Shaving Soap
So far I've shaved 4 or 5 times just going with 2 passes WTG with maybe a little XTG. I haven't been brave enough to ATG yet! I don't have a really thick beard and I usually only shave every other day. I think I've already learned that I don't think the Merkur blades are sharp enough for my taste. I'm going to have to get hold of some new blades to try out. I'm thinking maybe some Derby's going by what I've read on here? I know about the sample packs from WCS but money is tight right now and I know there's no way I'm going to convince my wife that I already need some new blades! So I'll be using the Merkur's for a while (i have 30!!!)
I wanted to thank everyone here for all of the reading material. You all made it a lot less intimidating for me and I really look forward to shaving now!
I hope to stay involved on the board! It's only been a couple of weeks and I'm already browsing ebay looking for more stuff! I'm kind of OC with this type of stuff. I want to get hold of some of those really old Gillette's I keep seeing. I just love old/antique things! I just think it's probably an awesome feeling knowing you are shaving with a razor that is 50-100 years old!
Oh well, enough babbling.
Hope to talk to you all sometime!!!