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    Thanks, guys! I have had several people suggest half hollow (I guess that is the perfect middle ground, huh?)

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    So close, got two items in the cart...ready to check out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zts2004 View Post
    So close, got two items in the cart...ready to check out...
    Which 2 items, might I ask?

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    Default I Finally Made My Purchase!

    I made the purchase! After several e-mails and phone calls I decided on this beauty from therestoredrazor.com:

     

    How did I do?

    The only problem I have now is that my tiny little bank doesn't "do" PayPal, so while I wait for the manual review process to create a PayPal account I mailed off a check. Pray that the postmen deliver the check fast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zts2004 View Post
    I made the purchase! After several e-mails and phone calls I decided on this beauty from therestoredrazor.com:

     

    How did I do?

    The only problem I have now is that my tiny little bank doesn't "do" PayPal, so while I wait for the manual review process to create a PayPal account I mailed off a check. Pray that the postmen deliver the check fast!
    You did more then well, thats a beauty, you are going to be so happy, I purchased my first vintage from them a few weeks ago and Im in love with it.
    This One.
     

    Enjoy and post pics and comments when you get it. Mike has some awesome razor's.

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    You've done well, and it looks like a nice razor. When you cut yourself the first time and decide to dump it, PM me.

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    nice purchase. congratulations

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    Default Very Nice, ZT.

    The square point needs a small bit of extra care, but it's not insurmountable. Should it give trouble - ask around before grinding the point to a radius. It's a nice historic razor. Altering it would be a shame unless you wanted to keep it for life - which is awful hard to tell w/ a first blade.

    It should give wonderful shaves. 'Can't wait to hear your first shave reports.

    P.S. You guys that don't have to shave everyday. When I used junk for shaving, I was jealous that you didn't have to do it daily. Now, you can be jealous - I get to shave at least once/day. The new method w/ the Asagi on the Williams was just nirvanic.

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    That is a beautiful razor indeed. But as mention, watch our for that point!

    I always tend to emphasize the 3 fundamentals of shaving technique: good skin stretching, proper angles, and light pressure. With square points like the one you purchased, the light pressure is even more important, as that point can easily cut you if you use more pressure than is needed. More than a few dull the very tip of the square point so they are not as easy to cut.

    By proper pressure I mean the blade should just barely be touching the skin. Many beginners carry over a bad habit from cartridge shaving, which is that more presssure can give you a closer shave. NOT TRUE WITH STRAIGHTS! Good shave with straights comes with good technique, which is part of the great satisfaction that comes with shaving successfully with a straight. Part of good technique is using as light of a touch as you can. The straight razor should gently glide over the skin, cutting the hairs that rise above it. Pressing down will not help, but give you razor burn at best, and a gash at worst.

    Don't be too afraid though. Of course there is always a little fear with the first shave, but you are the one in control of the blade, not the other way around. Many men use square points on a regular basis without cutting themselves.
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    The razors are "Out for Delivery!" I am trying to make my beard grow extra fast so I can shave-up as soon as i get home! Pics and review to follow!

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