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    Welcome to SRP. Y'know if you go with the brand spanky new Dovo you'll get a free honing from the best in the business, a second free honing when the razor is in need of it ...... and most of all, it will have higher resale value if you decide straight razor shaving isn't for you.

    Dovo Best Quality Black 6/8 Straight Razor & Strop Set - $119.99 :

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapman View Post
    Hi all!

    About a month ago my dad got me a wet shaving kit as a gift (badger brush, pre-shave oil, shaving cream,) and I loved it! Even using my plain old boring Schick Hydro I feel I was getting a closer shave and really cutting back on the razor burn. Needless to say, evidenced by me joining this forum, I have been researching getting into straight razors or DE razors (Look at me using abbreviations and stuff like a seasoned veteran ). Now I have been doing a lot of research and know I am in for my fair share of nicks and cuts but something just really intrigues me about the old fashioned straight edge razor. That being said I'm trying not to break the bank and did get a little bit back from my tax return so I'm going to jump on the straight razor train!
    What would you guys recommend? A brand new Dovo "Best Quality" & Strop kit or a Whipped Dog razor & Strop kit? Is newer better or just the same as a shave ready from Whipped Dog?
    Can't go wrong either way. Both are reputable dealers. It boils down to whether or not a new setup will motivate you to persevere. If you get the SRD kit, please pay the extra money to get a 3" strop so you won't have to learn the more difficult X pattern of stropping!

    I noticed that you said your Schick Hydro was boring, which means that it does the job for you. I got interested in DEs and straights because the Gillette multiblades and cartridges really irritated my face and Schicks were worse. DEs solved my problem and I got into straights because DEs did the job but bored me.

    I will tell you that I have a Dovo Best Quality razor and it is an outstanding shaver.

    Straight razor shaver and loving it!
    40-year survivor of electric and multiblade razors

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    My first razor was a brand new Dovo "Best Quality". I have no regrets. I wouldn't buy sight unseen anything from anybody.


    "Cheap Tools Is Misplaced Economy. Always buy the best and highest grade of razors, hones and strops. Then you are prepared to do the best work."
    - Napoleon LeBlanc, 1895

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    Depends on your budget. Larry at WD took real good care of me for an incredibly reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    Dovo best quality.

    James.
    I agree, why buy low end and have to buy again later when you need quality.
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    My first straight was a Dovo and I still have it and use it..great razor and you wouldn't have any regrets. Like others have said, buying anything sight unseen is quite a risk, not one I would ever take.

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    Go with the Dovo.
    As many of the other posters, I did as well.
    No regrets, it has remained in my rotation ever since.

    Buying stuff sight unseen is a big nono in my book.
    I'd rather go with a DE than an unknown entity like that. JMHO
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    Um, all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years....


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    Wow! I've never posted to a forum and gotten so many responses so fast. Thanks for the input guys! I feel I have been convinced that a new razor is the way to go for me. I think I will be more inclined to care for it better and stick with it more if it's new rather than used. That being said OCDshaver mentioned the ralf aust I was just wondering why you find that razor more intriguing than the dovo BQ??
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    Either choice you won't regret. I've been dealing with Larry at Whipped Dog mainly since I started this straight razor adventure and he has been excellent.

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    +1 to the Ralf Aust...considering that for my first Buy what you want and like, and you will be more prone to stay with it. Haven't pulled the trigger on the Ralf Aust, but it is very close. You get a couple of honings by the best, and a deal on the strop. If you go with the Dovo or WD, you still will be fine.

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