Well, it’s been over 2 years since me and a straight razor have been hand in hand. Last night was a fantastic start. While I am no pro, I did have a decent shave which I can tell is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Like all things, you need to start slow and work your way up. Hopefully Great Grandpa and Grandpa Troy are smiling down knowing that this type of shaving mannerism is being reborn in our family. My end goal with all this, of course, is taking my Great Grandpa’s straight out of the frame and using it in the same way that he did. Before I get there though I want to be completely proficient in straight shaving, stropping, and honing my own blade with stones, be it 2 months or 2 years I plan on getting there one shave at a time! Here is to you my Grandpa Troy’s!!!