Hi Tre and Parijat. I have not personally shaved with a straight razor — probably because I’ve seen too many slasher movies. I did inherit some of the “equipment” from my father, which I cherish. One other idea for an alternative to the oil — hair conditioner can also lubricate the face sufficiently for a reasonably good and comfortable shave. Shaving in the direction of your beard’s grain is always recommended! :-D

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