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    DOVO if you like pretty things. My whipped dog razor was ugly, had lots of big black spots and pitting, and a wave near the heel which drove me nutz... YMMV!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapman View Post
    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??
    SRD's price on the Dovo is really good. I've seen it on other sites for as much as $120. So if you go that route, its a good price. However, I bought a Dovo BQ early on and I think you'll find that you will want to upgrade shortly. First, the scales are not the best. Functional, yes. But mine broke after about five uses right at the pivot pin. From the number of posts I've seen about it, I was not alone. That's not to say that your will or that whatever issue with quality control at the time hasn't been resolved. But the RA offers several nice options that appeal to me. Plus, I like a square point razor most. While round is most suggested for a new guy, a square is not significantly different unless its a spike tip. Once you get over the initial learning curve or get a handful of shaves under your belt, the round tip's safety aspect has been neutralized. In the end, the RA appeals to me more. Its a preference thing. But it IS $60 more. That could be the difference for you between going forward with SR shaving or not. Only you know that. From what I have read, the quality of these is exceptionally good. Here is a post regarding these. Read up and make up your own mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikesBBS View Post
    DOVO if you like pretty things. My whipped dog razor was ugly, had lots of big black spots and pitting, and a wave near the heel which drove me nutz... YMMV!
    A wave? Do you mean a frown in the blade?

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    As for strops would you guys recommend getting the poor mans strop kit from whipped dog over a nicer strop from SRD? Seeing as I am a beginner and will probably ruin my first strop regardless of what it is.

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    No I would not, I would & did get the SRD strop. It has nicks, to say the least, but they have been fixed & she performs well. It was my only strop for 2 years.

    No I don't want a poor man's strop.

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    Thank you so much for your input everyone. It is much appreciated! I'll repost when I decide on a razor. My dad and I are both looking at a few right now. After this thread, however, I am leaning towards spending a little more on a nice razor that I will care for and want to use on a regular basis. Is this a wise thought?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chapman View Post
    Thank you so much for your input everyone. It is much appreciated! I'll repost when I decide on a razor. My dad and I are both looking at a few right now. After this thread, however, I am leaning towards spending a little more on a nice razor that I will care for and want to use on a regular basis. Is this a wise thought?
    If I had it to do, from the beginning I'd get two entry level new Dovos, and a strop, so that I had a rotation, rather than depending on one razor. A rotation is better than one higher priced razor, which is generally only 'better' in that it is fancier. Kind of like buying a basic model car for less than the same more expensive one with nicer paint, chrome and pin stripes. IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapman View Post
    Thank you so much for your input everyone. It is much appreciated! I'll repost when I decide on a razor. My dad and I are both looking at a few right now. After this thread, however, I am leaning towards spending a little more on a nice razor that I will care for and want to use on a regular basis. Is this a wise thought?
    Wise indeed. In the end you'll thank yourself for making that decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catrentshaving View Post
    A wave? Do you mean a frown in the blade?
    That be the one. Had a mini frown at the heel probably a cm long. Drove me nutz
    Last edited by LikesBBS; 04-18-2013 at 07:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapman View Post
    As for strops would you guys recommend getting the poor mans strop kit from whipped dog over a nicer strop from SRD? Seeing as I am a beginner and will probably ruin my first strop regardless of what it is.
    Why enter with that thought ? Just practice on a single sheet of newspaper the size of your new strop anchored with a bulldog clip. You can practice the motions quite safely & then when you have confidence move to your new leather strop. I just don't understand the concept of expecting to damage a strop. What's worse, doing so damages your edge.
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