@Ferret619 I can’t make it out on Saturday, too short notice to squeeze it in. I guessed the two styles of shaving, DE and Straight, would be different enough skills to jump right into straight and see how it goes, I do want to learn DE too, but straights have something about them. So far I’ve ordered a cheap Chinese “horse” hair brush, 4x veg tanned roo tails (300x50) to make strops, and a Dr Brenner soap to try. Less than $30 all up. A razor for $70- $120 and my $100- $150 starting budget will be realistic. I imagine the brush will last a month, and the tails will need some work to make strops, but it’s a start.