Hi, I'm from Switzerland

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by Manumik, Apr 7, 2020.

  1. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    My name is Manuel, and I would like to introduce myself.

    I started wet shaving around 5 years ago. Especially shaving with straight razors is what I enjoy the most.

    Over the years straight razor shaving has transformed and became more of an important ritual to get me in the right state of mind… Or let's call it an anchor.

    For me shaving with a straight razor is like a “light” session of meditation… In the evening it helps me to calm down after a hard day and a shave in the morning makes me focused and energized for the rest of the day.

    Because I am a carpenter I started to re-scale some shavettes to get my friends as excited as I was… That was the time when I fell in love with the straight razor topic.

    For me, straight razor shaving is more than just a way to shave…

    It's my quiet time… And imho it's definitely something every man should at least give it a try once in his life… especially in this fast and hectic world we live in today.

    I think that's enough for the beginning :)

    I'm looking forward to having a lot of interesting conversations with you guys!

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  2. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Hi from Seoul, nice to meet you. Glad to have another member of the Dark Side join us, that is how we refer to straight razor shavers. It is my ‘zen’ time.
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  3. david of central florida

    david of central florida Rhubarb Rubber

    Hello and welcome
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  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
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  5. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    Welcome to TSD!
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  6. Fiorellini

    Fiorellini Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum.
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  7. lightcs1776

    lightcs1776 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forums, Manuel.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Manuel, welcome to The Shave Den! What a great introduction. I'm glad you're here with us.
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  9. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Welcome! Im half Swiss myself. My mother's side of the family is full-blooded Swiss. They came to America from Bern.
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  10. steve207

    steve207 Well-Known Member

    Welcome from Washington State
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Welcome to the Den.
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  12. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Welcome! And great first post.
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  13. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    :signs046: to TSD @Manumik

    I hope you enjoy it here. :happy088:
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  14. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    I have 14 straights that I rotate through on Saturday Straights. Otherwise, I am shaving with SE, injectors, and DEs razors the rest of the week. I also have lather catcher Sunday, too. You have come to the right place to hang out and discuss straights.

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  15. RyX

    RyX DoH!

    Welcome to TSD Manuel @Manumik! We have many crafty folks that build shave related gear. I'd like to see photos of the straight razor you rescaled. Please post photos!
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  16. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Welcome to TSD @Manumik, glad you decided to join us.

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  17. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Welcome, from Texas.
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  18. Manumik

    Manumik Well-Known Member

    I will.. Still working on my photography skills.. :whacky024: LOL
  19. Tdmsu

    Tdmsu Well-Known Member


    I'm glad you found your quiet time - certainly needed when using a straight razor!
    I'm glad I have the skill, but until now I didn't have much time to do it before work and not feel rushed. Perhaps I will pick it up again.
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