Hello from Nevada

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by CrustyCat, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone. I'm 52 and started DE wet shaving a couple of years ago after many years of electric shaving. Boy, what a difference. When I decided to give it a try, it was on a whim while at Walmart looking for blades for my electric when I found the Van Der Hagen shave setup they had there. I'm sure everyone has seen it, the DE Weishi razor, brush, soap, and mug. Anyway, used this for awhile, not totally satisfied, and bought an Edwin Jagger DE89LBL. I've never become very good at using shave soap, maybe I don't have the patience or it's the mega hard water we have here, so I mainly use Taylor of Old Bond St. shave cream. Me, being lazy, and becoming annoyed with having to take the razor apart to change the blade, I purchased a Parker butter fly razor, don't remember which model but one of the more popular ones. I didn't really care for it too much. So, my googling began, along with youtubing, and people were talking about old Gillette's. So, I purchased a Gillette 40's style Super Speed from ebay, and for me I was in shave Nirvana. Then began, much to my wife's dismay, my Gillette acquisition bug last year. I have slowed down some but I have acquired more 40's style super speeds, flare tips, slim adjustable's, fat boys, post war Aristocrats (currently using and love it), scored an aristocrat slim adjustable, and a couple of toggles. My latest acquisition that I just received is a GEM OCMM. It looks almost brand new and I got it for 12.50. I couldn't believe how well it looked when I opened the box and saw it in person. I'm sure there are other's I haven't mentioned as I have, at least for me, amassed quite the collection. That's me in a somewhat brief nutshell.

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  2. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome to The Shave Den, From Texas.
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  3. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Welcome to TSD!
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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Hi from Seoul, nice to meet you.
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  5. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :signs046: to TSD @CrustyCat

    I hope you enjoy it here. I see you have your RAD(razor acquisition disorder) well in hand. Those Aristocrats are sweet TTO's.
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  6. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Hi Kevin, and welcome to TSD! Happy Shavings!

    I'm not sure if signing up was a sensible thing to do. We're all enablers, y'know. ;) So you've got a GAD? (Gillette Acquisition Disorder). Lots of AD's to be found over here. Before you know it you'll have to move to a bigger place to store all your shaving goodies! :D

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  7. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member

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  8. john zeiger

    john zeiger Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TSD Kevin. Glad that you have joined us. Enjoy!
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  9. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Hi Kevin, welcome to TSD :). I just saw your post about liking Clubman. I've used it for years, with great pleasure. Looking forward to your future posts.
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  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Kevin, welcome to The Shave Den from Kentucky!
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  11. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den.
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  13. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Welcome to The Shave Den, a great place to hang out!
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  14. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    Hi there. Welcome to the den!
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  15. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    High their, Kevin. You are going to fit right in.
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  16. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the great welcome everyone.
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  17. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    Welcome to TSD Kevin @CrustyCat! Glad to joined in and brought all that experience with you. At your convenience feel free to post photos of your collection. Sounds like you've passed User, and are firmly into Collector status.

    That hard water can be conquered by purchasing a gallon jug of distilled. It might help you establish a baseline for what a lather should be or a particular soap can do. Some producers have taken hard water into account and adjusted their formulas for that reason. Generally lack luster lather can be attributed to not using enough product. Before the soap can begin making foam it has to precipitate out dissolved minerals. What brands of soap have you tried?
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  18. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Hi Kevin, welcome to The Shave Den. This is a good place with good folks. Pull up a chair & jump in!
  19. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Canada. Now that you have RAD under control, whats next, soaps or brushes?:D
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  20. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Hello and welcome

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