Introductions are in order

Discussion in 'Welcome Center' started by geneaut, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. geneaut

    geneaut Member

    Greetings and Salutations ( always wanted to say that ).

    I'm a recent convert to wet shaving. I've spent the last 25 years hacking face with a variety of razors from Sensors, Mach 3s, Mach 3 Turbos, Fusions, and my personal favorite Bic single blade disposables.

    My face always felt like I'd used a palm sander on it after shaving. I'd gotten to the point I was trying to go 2-3 days without shaving, but being in a 'professional' setting at work, and having a wife who loves a well shaved face was killing that as a long term solution.

    Luckily I have a coworker who had recently taken up wet shaving with a DE razor. He at least got me turned on to using a nice shaving soap and brush instead of canned goop. My shaves, even with cartridge razors started getting much better. I started reading here on tips and techniques like pre-shave oils, hot towels, grain direction, witch hazel, menthol based AS, etc.

    I've finally decided to bite the bullet and purchase my first DE razor. I read up on 'mild' and 'non-aggressive' razors to use as a learning tool, and purchased an all metal, 3 piece Lord Tech. My buddy is gonna sell me a selection of blades from his last sampler ( he's basically using Feathers in his EJ so his sampler set is basically sitting unused ). He's urging me to check out the EJ DE89L and I think that will be my next purchase.

    I can see the how this has become more than just a method of grooming, and has slowly developed into a bit of a hobby for me. My wife is tickled by all the soaps and creams I've already collected, and my daughter loves smelling all of them to let me know which ones she likes best.

    Anyway, I just wanted to say 'hi' and thanks for the wonderful forum.
  2. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

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  3. Dridecker

    Dridecker Sherlock

    Welcome to The Shave Den! A great community of guys and gals that enjoy wet shaving, I hope you enjoy your stay!
  4. Slivovitz

    Slivovitz Well-Known Member


    Check the recent thread on the National Geographic shaving history video. One little nugget in that documentary is that the ancient Egyptians actually did use pumice to remove stubble. :shocked002

    Good starter razor. Is cheap, looks cheap, works fine.
    I've heard nothing but good things about that razor. Should work out great.

    Once again, welcome to TSD. :signs046
  5. geneaut

    geneaut Member

    Thanks everyone.
  6. Mynorx

    Mynorx New Member

    Whast up

    welcome to the forum!
  7. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Welcome to TSD! Sounds like you're have a great start.
  8. Rene

    Rene Well-Known Member

    Welcome to The Shave Den :signs046

    Enjoy your stay here :happy088
  9. geneaut

    geneaut Member

    Got my shipping notice for the new razor. Hopefully it will be here tomorrow :)
  10. soapbuddy

    soapbuddy Mistress of Lather

  11. geneaut

    geneaut Member

    Thanks ! I am enjoying your soap website.
  12. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    Welcome to the Den! Enjoy and good luck!

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