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Old 08-15-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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Nice video! I have been meaning to get a straight.

I keep backing off before buying one because I don't know which one is worth buying and which one is crap.

Any recommendations?

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #3
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I have 6 safety razors, but I use my 1959 Fatboy the majority of the time.

Too scared to make the straight razor jump.

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Old 08-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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I's a straight razor shaver, the Straight Razor Place forums are pretty good place to begin, but there are a lot of razor snobs there that will tell you you have to have a $600 setup to get a decent shave. A guy I have met a few times, Ken Rupp, he does some beginner kits based on the cheapest razors he can find that still hold a good shaving edge. I think his website is rupprazor.com or ruprazor.com. His come post-factory sharpened, which is important as most razors don't come from the factory with great shaving edges.

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Props for dragging a razor down you're face. But no props for the pony tail and robe.


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Old 08-15-2011, 04:29 PM   #6
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I have 7 DE razors myself, I tend to bounce between my early 30s model Tech and my 1931 Gillette NEW, all the others have quirks that make me go back to the same two razors.

Have you looked into straights? I see some on ebay, but I am afraid of getting a crap razor that wont hold an edge or getting a vintage one that has a chip or crack, best case would be extensive working of the blade to get it shave ready.

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just looked, its ruprazor.com, thanks for the link!

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No problem, the straight razor place forum people are a pretty good resource, and a lot of them trade vintage razors amongst themselves. You just have to avoid all the rampant shave snobbery. The majority of the straight razors on amazon/eBay are crap. Ken does a good job of giving people a good entry level experience... That and his bay rum smells great.

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I think I need to go hit up the local antique mall so I can see the blades in person. Maybe I can score a good one for a fair price.

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Very nice! I use my great-grandpa's safety razor from the early 30's and get a great shave. I'd like to get another straight razor to give it a try, I tried a used one off of eBay and it was junk. Can't figure out why anyone would buy into all the crazy commercials for those new fangled razors with ever increasing number of blades, vibration, lotion dispenser and who knows what else.

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