I’m just another wet shaver trying to help educate those who are currently using, considering or just want to learn more about the ever so famous, “Straight Razor Shave”
My name is Joe and I have been shaving with a straight razor for around 6 years. My journey started the day I found a vintage Gillette safety razor while going through some of my late grandfather’s belongings. Intrigued, I went to the internet for more information and found several forums and sites that answered all of my questions. I continued my research for the next few weeks and decided to shave with it. Not knowing what I was doing I had a terrible experience. I decided to keep trying.
Soon after I decided to purchase two vintage straight razors from eBay. When they arrived I mistakenly made an attempt to “sharpen” these razors with a knife sharpener and had another horrible shaving experience. Back to the forums I went and I watched countless videos and tutorials on how to properly hone a straight razor.
After a year or so of practice I was able to successfully hone a shave worthy straight razor and the rest is history.
In the past five years I have met people from all over the world and cannot thank the wet shaving community enough for this new found lifestyle that has become increasingly popular.
Update…. I am pleased to announce that I have joined the Wetshaving News podcast team as a contributor and co-host. Please check us out via iTunes or here.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have here and look for me on the forums.
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