Here we are already. Hard to believe, that we are two-thirds of the way through 2021 already. Welcome, fellow TSD wet-shaving denizens, to this forum's most popular, informative, witty and fast-moving shave-school thread. It’s here we gather to share, support and educate like-minded wet-shavers. THIS thread is the venue to discuss all things “technique” related to shaving. How did you build that lather? Do you flip the blade between shaves? Does a heavier razor shave better than a light-weight one? Good questions with not always simple answers. Muscle memory is a large part of a successful shave. To develop muscle memory, one must repeat, over and over again, a movement, refining the motion until it’s as efficient and simple as possible. One thing that can interfere with muscle memory is constantly altering the variables of your shave. Example: Monday's razor is an adjustable. Tuesday's is a three-piece and Wednesday's is a Valet Auto Strop. Three different razors. Weight, blade gap, balance, cutting angle are all different. Each razor demands a different, albeit subtile, approach. Only through practice, can one become adept enough to be successful with a constantly changing arsenal. The Rule Take ONE razor, ONE blade, ONE brush, ONE soap/cream and use them EVERYDAY this month. Yes, everyday. But Primo, I want variety! I know you do, but until you perfect your technique, it makes little sense to constantly change the variables of your shave. For you out there that are not up to the rigors of the Rule, there is this alternative: The Focus Vary the gear for each shave, save for perhaps one or two elements. This is a more accessible challenge for the majority of shavers. I like to pick a particular aspect of the shave, be it the lather, a certain blade or a new razor, that needs breaking in, and not change it daily, until I have mastered those tools. Thread Protocol 1. New Members always welcome. Start anytime. 2. Old Members always welcome. 3. Respect everyone. 4. Refrain from political conversation.** ** This includes, but is not limited to: Covid-19, treatments and/or advice. Please keep these discussions off of this thread. Tradition dictates that September be dedicated to all things “Single Edged”. So, if you have an SE razor or two, now’s the time to dust them off and feature them in your daily shaves. This means you, Fuzzy @wchnu Shave, post, comment, participate. Let's all enjoy SEptember's shaves.