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A decent straight razor

Discussion in 'Razors, Scissors, & Personal Grooming' started by GABaus, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. GABaus

    GABaus

    41
    May 7, 2017
    I have spent some time learning with a low quality straight, and am getting acceptabley good. Any input on a good intermediate level razor?
     
  2. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    Are you looking at new, or vintage? Do you handle your own honing, or do you just maintain? That will matter more for vendor than actual blade, but still helpful to give advice.
     
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  3. GABaus

    GABaus

    41
    May 7, 2017
    I do my own honing (the main reason why I went with a cheap one)
    I am currently thinking new.
     
  4. gadgetgeek

    gadgetgeek

    May 19, 2007
    As far as I know Dovo, boker, thier issard, Ralf Aust, are all doing good stuff still. I have not looked much recently, but it seems that since the straight razor fad has died down, there isn't as much junk in the actual shaving shops, though one would want to do some review looking as well. SRP would be a better place to go looking for the most current info though.
     
  5. kn4wd

    kn4wd

    419
    Jan 20, 2014
    buy a vintage straight in good shape, I wouldn't trade any of mine for a new theirs, dovo or boker, I have owned and used all three and wont ever bother with another. the austs as far as I have heard are ok, other three not for me.
     
  6. GABaus

    GABaus

    41
    May 7, 2017
    It seems my initial inquiry was not worded clearly. I am familiar with a few brands by reputation, and was wanting some suggestions for a more interesting shape then a 5/8 round point.
     
  7. Blades&Bullets

    Blades&Bullets

    572
    Oct 28, 2013
    Difficult to suggest a specific shape when you don't knoe the person's exact preferences.
    4/4 Wedge
    13/16 shoulderless hollow
    6/8 full hollow spike
    Etc
     

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