The 10 Commandments of Wet Shaving

Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Angelo85, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    I thought it’d be entertaining and maybe even educational for some for me to post my 10 Commandments of Wet Shaving.

    The 10 Commandments of Wet Shaving

    1. Thou shalt not go out in public with a 5 O’clock shadow.

    2. Thou shalt ensure one performs proper prep before bringing blade to beard.

    3. Thou shalt not use any pressure when shaving with a safety or straight razor.

    4. Thou shalt honor thy age old traditions of wet shaving as was done by our fathers, grandfathers etc.

    5. Thou shalt not stretch a blade’s life beyond its usage as one would do a cartridge razor.

    6. Thou shalt avoid the latest multi blade cartridge razor and canned goop like the plague.

    7. Thou shalt taketh thy time shaving and never try to achieve a clean shave in one pass.

    8. Thou shalt learn thy grain map of thine own stubble so as to know what directions to shave when shaving with, across then finally against thy grain.

    9. Thou shalt preach thy word of wet shaving to those who have not yet seen thy light.

    10. Thou shalt always remember thy golden acronym, YMMV (your mileage may vary). What will work for one wet shaver will not work for another.
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    very cool sir..:)
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  3. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  4. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    11. Thou shalt not use scented products that thy SO hateth.
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  5. vittocia

    vittocia Active Member

  6. brit

    brit in a box

    thy shalt not covet thy wifes stirling soap..
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  7. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Thou shalt ride thy cap

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  8. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!


    Thou shall learn technique above all else. Most of the stuff up there is just window dressing.
  9. HUF

    HUF Active Member

    Agree 100% with 2,7,8 but have reservations for 3 - I do apply pressure when my skin calls for one and can take it without irritation.
    For me, the most important part of the preparation is wetting the face with a dozen of hot water splashes.
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  10. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    I like it!
  11. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Great to hear Fuzzy chime it!
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  12. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I'm pretty sure that I break all of those on a regular basis.

    I think the most important one is what Steve used to say....

    It is your shave, enjoy it your way...
  13. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Interesting thread!
    Thou shall KISS shaving (Keep it simple shaving) & enjoy it.
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  14. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    Ah, the New Testament of shaving.
  15. Xring3

    Xring3 Well-Known Member

    Thou shall not go into bankruptcy buying shaving stuff. Some debt is acceptable.
  16. Technium

    Technium Active Member

    Nice, concise. Great two tablet format. I like Xring's addition, though I wish I were better at obeying it.
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  17. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

    Moderator Article Team
    ^^^ This is not accepted as canonical by the faithful.

    Old razors are an acceptable form of retirement investment.
  18. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    "Thou shall clean up after ones self Wash sink and wipe splashes"
  19. Mike-R41

    Mike-R41 Well-Known Member

    Praise the lord
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  20. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Rule ___

    Don't believe everything you hear without testing it for yourself. 75% of conventional wetshaving wisdom is hype or bunk.
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