New to the forum, Hello!

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by Aspzan, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. Aspzan

    Aspzan Regular Member

    Hi, I originally signed up a week ago but have been busy-ish and forgot to post/introduce myself. If that's important to mention.

    I'm Andrew from the NW of England. I've been shaving with a DE safety razor for about 5 months (I think) and recently got a straight razor however I'm unhappy with it and hope to get a better one asap. (Suggestions?)

    Originally I was using the sandalwood starter kit from shavelounge but I have chosen some other soaps to use and a particular blade, yellow Gillettes. My current soaps are Stirling barbershop and OSP sandalwood. I also have Wickham shamrock tweed but I'm not the biggest fan of the scent, it's ok.

    I have an interest in many traditional things, so for example I'll be training to be a joiner and I like the more traditional side. Anything from hand tool use to old technques.

    Anyway just some info/background in shaving... Wanted to introduce myself and hope to get to know the members of the forum. Sorry for the long-ish intro
     
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  2. Pat-W

    Pat-W Guru

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hello Andrew , welcome to ATG.
     
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  3. Acer89

    Acer89 James

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    A very warm welcome to you Andrew @Aspzan. You'll love it here :welcome:
     
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  4. Nishy

    Nishy Forum GOD! Staff Member

    Welcome to ATG

    Lots of members here to help you with straight razors.
     
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  5. Snuff

    Snuff Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Belgium
    Hello Andrew, welcome! What is disappointing about your razor? Might not be the razor but the fact that you need to have some shaves under your belt before you get good results, was it honed by someone?
     
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  6. Barry1963

    Barry1963 Easily Led

    Location:
    London
    Hello and welcome to ATG.
     
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  7. Aspzan

    Aspzan Regular Member

    Thanks! I got it from someone online, not sure if I should mention where? It was honed etc and shave ready however it tugs a bit but does shave I suppose. I only did my sideburn to jaw on both sides. I haven't used it since

    Tbh I was expecting something a bit fancier because someone suggested/recommended the person I got it from. When I read the actual item description I realised what I'd ordered. If that makes sense? Essentially it was a plastic handle, ok blade which didn't have a maker or location on the tang.
     
  8. Aspzan

    Aspzan Regular Member

    or shank? Is it called?
     
  9. halvor

    halvor Esquire

    Location:
    Norway
    Never got past the initial phase of straights, myself, so not much help in me. But I can certainly wish you welcome :)
     
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  10. JayGee

    JayGee Guru

    Location:
    South Wilts.
    Welcome to ATG.
    I'd champion persevering with a straight, post in the straight razor section, you'll get plenty of help. Its a very friendly place.
     
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  11. Aspzan

    Aspzan Regular Member

    Thanks! I think I will persevere and the one I have will do for now, I expect. If you're interested it's got Velvo on the handle/scales which are yellow plastic. I don't think the blade etc is original
     
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  12. Rowlers

    Rowlers Massive Member Staff Member

    Welcome @Aspzan:welcome:
     
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  13. Wilga

    Wilga Senior Member

    Location:
    Australia
    G’day and welcome
     
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  14. JayGee

    JayGee Guru

    Location:
    South Wilts.
    Start a thread in the straight razor forum with some pictures, I'm still a relative newbie of 1 yrs. Several of the members are true experts and will give honest, practical advice.
     
  15. Quique

    Quique Forum GOD!

    Location:
    Madrid
    Welcome to ATG, Andrew
     
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