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    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?

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    Welcome to SRP

    I would go with one of SRD's starter kits if I was starting again. However Whipped dog sharpness vs SRD is almost always close to the same with SRD having the advantage. The main difference is appearance; new from SRD will be factory new other than honing, sight unseen with flaws from whipped dog won't be pretty, but his sight unseen will usually look pretty good.

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    Larry at WD sends out pretty respectable stuff, in decent shape, that won't set you back if you find this isn't for you. Shoot him an email, tell him where you are and what you're interested in.

    Lynn's a straight shooter also, so either way you'll win. The BQ I received from SRD is an outstanding razor.

    And eventually, you'll do both. It's just a question of when.


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    If I were to do it all over again I would not go with the Dovo. If you prefer to go with a brand-new razor, Why not expand your choices to include a new Ralpf Aust from SRP. Currently inventory appears to be a problem however I suspect if you contact them they may be able to assist. The Dovo Best quality is a decent shaver however it would not be my first choice if I were doing it all over again. The Aust razor seems more interesting o me. And one that I would be more likely to remain interested in in the long run.

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    Dovo best quality.

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    I started with the WD and it was perfect. Gave me everything I needed initially to see if I liked it. The razor was fugly but sharp and I haven't used it in months since getting upgrades, but for those guys who decide it's just not for them, it's a small expenditure.

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    I like dovo, it was my first and collected many since but go with what you can afford. Good luck.
    If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything.

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    I started with a new Dovo. But my experience with WD is 100% positive also, so I think you can go either way depending on how much you want to spend.
    Arise, awake, and learn by approaching the exalted ones,
    for that path is sharp as a razor’s edge, impassable,
    and hard to go by, say the wise. Katha Upanishad – 1.3.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicmaldo View Post
    I started with a new Dovo. But my experience with WD is 100% positive also, so I think you can go either way depending on how much you want to spend.
    I did just the opposite.
    Started with WD. Loved it!!
    Then got a Dovo Best Quality for Christmas.

    I have no regrets with either.

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    Dovo Best quality,without a doubt. It was my first razor,and I still have it in my rotation. If you find you don't like straight razors,you can always sell it ....with pictures.
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