Well I had some time this weekend,
I put that time to good use behind a straight this morning before church. I would like to report that it was the best thing ever, but due to my lacking of shaving with my straights it was just an ok shave. It was a good reminder of why I need to keep up with it. If you dont do it, you loose. defiantly have lost some of it.
I did the usual prep, nice hot shower, dry off minus my face, get out the scuttle and lather up. I guess before the shower I stropped the Black Micarta a few times to sharpen it up. After the prep came the clumsy hands. It was like I was starting over again, almost. I didnt cut and nick myself, but didnt get the closest shave ever. I did get hair off though, the stubble in the sink proved that, so I didnt lose it all. My main focus was to just do it, not looking for anything pretty. Although I dont think any shave will leave me looking pretty.
One thing I do notice is the differences between my straights, I think I like my first straight better. I have never been able to get a very good shave with the Micarta. Nothing against the razor, as others have had great success, it just doesnt work well for me. So I think I will get my other old razors sharpened up for fun and try them out.
Sorry nothing too exciting to report, still have all my blood and appendages. Had a bit of razor burn but that was to be expected with my lack of time being put into my straight shaving as of late. This week some night I think I will give it another shot. Going to have to, my DE shaves have surpassed my straights in numbers, cant have that. This is after all a straight shaving blog.
Till next time, cant wait till the next shave.