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Discussion in 'Shave School' started by Chuck Naill, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    After two years of being a hobby shaver, I've settled on a three pass process that works to produce a quality shave and find that it works as well using a Feather SS Shavette/well honed straight as a Schick Krona.

    Pass One: Shave with the grain on the whole face or where you usually shave
    Pass Two: Shave with the grain again.
    Pass Three: Shave against the grain on the whole or part of the face you normally shave.

    Use a good wet lather

    Use minimal pressure.

    If you decide to try this out, please report your experiences. :)
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  2. S Barnhardt

    S Barnhardt Old, Crusty Barn

    No "across" the grain, huh?

    I'll keep this in mind for trial after this month's focus is over!
  3. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I’m probably moving diagonally at times on my cheeks so a bit across. Thanks for considering and let me know . ;)
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  4. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    Today I used a '47 Super Speed, first generation type. The blade was an much used Astra SP. I did the progression I described for a wonderful result. I do believe the two intial WTG pass beard reduction sets up an ATG to be easier for me whether using a safety, shavette, or well honed straight.

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