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    Default Getting Anxious...First Straight Buying Decisions...

    With so much excellent information I am starting to feel the information overload. But, I have narrowed my choices down to about 30 different options...

    My money is burning a hole in my pocket, and I want to click the "purchase" button today! Who wants to throw out some last minute advice/classified/free offer?

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    Cool

    What is your budget?

    Can't go wrong with a straight razor from straightrazordesigns.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffegg2 View Post
    What is your budget?

    Can't go wrong with a straight razor from straightrazordesigns.com
    My original budget was the "Razor and Strop" package from SRD that is something like $140.00. But that was before I knew about the wonderful world of vintage razors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zts2004 View Post
    With so much excellent information I am starting to feel the information overload. But, I have narrowed my choices down to about 30 different options...
    <Darth Vader>
    The Force of AD is strong with this one...
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    Think wisely about the grind and size. Eventually you'll expand your razor collection but it's always best to start right off the bat with a good combo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian View Post
    ...but it's always best to start right off the bat with a good combo.
    And what, good Sir, would that "good combo" be?

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    What's your beard type? Coarse, wired, normal,... You shave every day, every second or third day? sensitive skin?,....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maximilian View Post
    What's your beard type? Coarse, wired, normal,... You shave every day, every second or third day? sensitive skin?,....
    So. Much. Information...

    My beard is pretty normal, but it does get a little squirly around my the bottom of my neck. And I have some renegade patches that seem to grow 3 times as fast as everything else.

    I usually shave every other day unless my wife orders me to shave more.

    My skin is not too sensitive with my Mach3 as long as I don't make more than two passes. Any more than that and I look pretty red and bloody.

    I have been shaved with a straight before a few times with awesome results (he even shaved most of my head with it - when I went bald.) Don't know if that helps.

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    It seems a nice full hollow to half hollow would suit you well. I would opt for a full hollow myself. 5/8 or 6/8 is a very comfortable size to start with. This becomes personal preference and as you progress into your shaving journey you'll end up finding your own personal favorite. Whatever you decide make sure it's professionally honed and shave ready. You want to have an enjoyable first shave experience.
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    Throwing in my $.02 for what it's worth, I'd suggest a nice restored razor from either the Classifieds here on SRP or over at WhippedDog. I got a Rodgers 5/8 square tip on SRP for $50 about a month and a half ago and just ordered a Eyre 4/8 round tip from WhippedDog for $26. They are both shave ready. This way, you can make sure SR shaving is your thing before you spend a boatload of $$$. Besides that, it leaves you with more cash to spend on stuff like strops, cream, aftershave, etc, etc

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