Hello from Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by jgreenepa, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:19 PM.

  1. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Member

    I’m a retired 72-year-old who’s been using the same Schick Krona DE razor since purchasing it for $1.49 in the late 60’s. My son introduced me to another forum where I heard about this one. I recently upgraded my Krona to a Karve with an E plate. Loved the face shave it gave me. The Karve was great for my face, but did not work well for my head. I’ll be sticking with my Krona for my head until my B plate arrives from Karve. Got some great feedback on the other forum from experienced Karve shavers, one of whom also used to shave with a Krona. He said the neutral blade extension on the Krona was pretty much identical to the B plate on the Karve and provided the same level of aggression and efficiency. In any case I look forward to meeting and participating in this friendly and supportive community.
     
  2. Linuxguile

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    Hello and welcome!
     
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  3. Hembree

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    Welcome from Alabama the Heart of Dixie. Karve owner and lover here.
     
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  4. RyX

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    Welcome to TSD @jgreenepa! Glad you signed up and brought your experience with you. This is your own personal thread right here. Feel free to ask questions. While you are getting settled in and figuring out where stuff is, folks can answer and offer opinions, advice, even actual information!

    I've got a question for you - with that mix of Vintage & Modern DE razors, what's the rest of your set up? Any favorite brush, lather, blades, or post shave products? There's no wrong answer because it's what works for you.
     
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  5. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Member

    I use pre shave oil, my own mix, followed by cremo shave cream and finally Taylor’s on top. I use a feather blade in both my Karve and my Krona, 2.5 passes WTG, XTG, AND ATG. My brush is currently a Plissoft Synthetic. Post shave is Cremo Moisturizer followed by Old Spice Classic from India. That’s about it.
     
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  6. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    What part of Pennsylvania are you from? My wife grew up north of Johnstown in a little town called Southfork.
     
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  7. jgreenepa

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    I’m from southeastern Pa, in the western suburbs of Philly.
     
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  8. Norcalnewb

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    Welcome to TSD!
     
  9. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    :happy088:
     
  10. Briscoe

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    Welcome from Maryland

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  11. PanChango

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    Welcome aboard. Im north of Philly now, but spent the better part of a few decades in CC Philly. I do not miss commuting on the Schuylkill at all.
     
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  12. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    Welcome from West Tennessee!

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    High their, @jgreenepa , glad you have joined us. I just came through your state twice on a trip to RI.
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  15. jgreenepa

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome! Much appreciated. I'm sure I'll learn a great deal from the accumulated knowledge on this forum. I've always been kind of an "it is ain't broke, don't fix it" kind of guy. Never used cartridge razors, When they first came out, I thought they were overpriced, and my opinion hasn't changed. All two of my sons were taught to shave with a DE razor. Much less expensive, and more pleasureable, as far as I'm concerned. My Krona always worked for me, and just lasted. I just bought a replacement for it just a few weeks ago, after more than fifty years with the original. Of course, I didn't pay $1.49 for the new one. I bought my first new design razor after spending a great deal of time reading posts on that other forum I joined. I picked the Karve, and am not sorry I did. I really didn't know what a BBS was, until I used the new razor. My only issue was with the shaving of my head. The E plate was much less forgiving than what I was used to, the Krona on my dome. I've ordered a B plate, and based on excellent feedback from a great deal of experience with both my razors felt comfortable ordering the B plate for my dome. Hopefully, all will work out. I'll keep folks posted.
     
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  16. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to TSD. Great to have you join us.

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  17. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Member

    I'm retired now, but fortunately, worked in Princeton for the last 25 years before I retired. I never commuted, I was a good Septa customers. The great thing now is that I get to ride for free everywhere that Septa goes.
     
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  18. jgreenepa

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    I was just in Havre De Grace at the Decoy Museum with my wife and friends this last weekend. Ate at the Tidewater Grille, great food! You Marylanders really know how to do Crabcakes!
     
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  20. Briscoe

    Briscoe Well-Known Member

    I know the museum well, I have a quite a few decoys myself.

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