Learning to shave with a straight takes some time and a good bit of trial and error. We all know about that error part. As time goes on we refine our technique and learn new tricks. Some of these make a really big difference. What’s one thing you do now that you wish you had done earlier? For me it’s pastes. It’s only been the past few months that I’ve started using them and I am still amazed at the difference they make. I used to try to keep a refreshed edge with diamond spray on felt but that doesn’t hold a candle to how pastes have made nearly every razor I have better. I wish I had started that early on. I wonder what else I might be missing?