Wet shaving techniques 

A couple of years ago I decided to try out wet shaving with a straight razor, I began with a straight razor that took disposable blades it was okay but I wanted a real straight razor. So I bought one and started using it to shave, haven’t used any other kind of razor since then. Like all other hobbies straight razor shaving though not exactly a hobby comes with quite a few extra accessories. You need a scuttle, brush, cream or soap, and at minimum a strop to keep your edge keen for as long as possible. A strop is just a piece of leather to run the razor across, but on top of that you need some way to sharpen the razor once the edge is sufficiently dull that the strop no longer restores it. 
You can use natural whetstones or synthetics to sharpen your razors, synthetics are cheaper and more predictable, but there is no substitute for a natural stone as far as I’m concerned when it comes to shave quality. So I’ve ended up with quite a few stones and razors as buying vintage razors on eBay is a little bit addictive. I really like the look of a straight razor so I decided to try painting one in ArtRage, it didn’t come out as well as I would have liked but not bad for a first try I’ll make another attempt at some point. I highly recommend wet shaving with a straight razor if you hate shaving in general, it takes more work but is much more enjoyable! 

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