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    Question trading up from a gilette fusion

    Hey my name is dennisbeckwith2. I have used a conventional advertised razor since I was 16 and liked it. But I am kinda old fashioned and want to dive into the world of a straight razor shave. I had bought a kreigar razor, paddle strop and vander hagen shave soap kit.
    After joining this site ( 1 day later) i have since returned the razor and strop.
    I have my eyes on a dovo razor with black handle and blue blade with a red edge. Should i get it or no?

    A few other questions.1 can shave soap lather be saved? Where is the best place to see video demonstrations of how to strop and everything else? What other item's should I get besides the razor, strop, soap kit? And what cheapish spray should I get for my new strop?

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    I also have pics of the items I am looking at and mostly shop on amazon if that is helpful at all

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    The best suggestion you will find here is get a sight unseen razor and strop kit from whipeddog.com it will be a shave ready razor, affordable prices. And great to learn on. The stop is of good quality and cheap you will slice it. So best to learn on it. Also his brushes are great way to get a badger at a low price.. Learn to shave with it to see if you like it. If not you havent lost much. And will be an easy sale. One last thing read all the how tos and videos .. They help a lot!!!

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    Dovo makes a good razor, a real razor unlike the Kreigar. You should be fine with that one or similar. As for lather, no it can't be saved.

    If you're looking for shaving and stropping videos, just use the Search tool in the upper right corner of the page. AFDavis11 has a good one. As for the rest, I think you left out after-shaves and astringents. You can find them on Amazon, etc.

    As for spraying your strop. Don't! Regularly warming up the strop by rubbing it with the palm of your hand is all that's needed to keep the strop in good working condition. That was a tip I picked up from Gssixgun.

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    What kashew said. Welcome to srp, dont be afraid to ask questions, its a steep learning curve but this site has all the info youll ever need (on shaving lol)

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    Thank you! I wonder if he has strops that don't have paddle handles?

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    Welcome to the forum.
    Another interesting place to look for a razor is our classifieds section were members sell razors.
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    Then it's time to lay down and wait for it to pass.

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    Dovo does make good razors, just be sure it is honed to shave ready. I guess you could "save" the lather by just not rinsing out whatever you mix it up in but I personally don't see the point. I agree not putting anything on your stop besides rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Maybe add a good aftershave to the collection.

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    What would be the next step up from dovo as far as quality? And what's an average as far as how long blades last?
    I thought you were supposed to spray your strop every once in a blue moon?

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    not sure what the next step in quality would be, Dovos are pretty high up there for new production blades. As far as how long the blade will last, probably a few life times lol, I have an old Wade and Butcher from the mid to late 1800 and it still has many many years to go. A good strop shouldn't need any kind of spray if kept taken care of

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