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    I have a yearning for a Thiers Issard and have found several on a website that features straights from $200 - $1000. My question is are all Thiers Issard's great razors? Does the price indicate the level of quality? I want to build a personal collection of high quality straights that keep their edge a shave great. Any thoughts?
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    The price has more to do with the size of the blade and how fancy the scales are, the shave quality should be pretty much the same on any of the modern TI's
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    Every TI I have ever had in my hands has been a quality blade. YOu are paying the big bucks for esthetics like mentioned above...which ads to the cool factor a LOT.

    You want absolute top quality, contact some of our razor making pro's...then you will have a high quality straight in your hands.
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    [QUOTE=shooter
    You want absolute top quality, contact some of our razor making pro's...then you will have a high quality straight in your hands.[/QUOTE]


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    I couldn't agree any stronger. Great suggestion! If you do decide to buy a Theirs Issard GET IT HONED BY ONE OF OUR MEMBERS WHO SPECIALIZE IN THIS SERVICE.
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    I want to build a personal collection of high quality straights that keep their edge a shave great. Any thoughts?


    All are good, some better than others. Older - better, in my opinion. In terms of quality, styling and value. You cant go wrong with old TIs. Buy the best condition you can afford.

    It does take some shopping nice ones can be hard to find. Been looking myself.

    Good Luck

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    Always been more then happy with T.I. Great steel, great scales, edges hold up wonderfully and boy do they know how to polish a blade. Mirror x10
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    There is one more element in play with TIs and that is the grind. The bigger blades seem to be available in quarter hollow grinds while the 6/8 and down are full hollow. There is a difference there.
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    I have two TI's, a 7/8 and 6/8, both are singing hollows and both are beautiful and excellent shavers. They seem easy to hone and maintain. I suspect they will last my lifetime, and someone elses. Can't go wrong with a TI.
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    Unless you're stuck on brand loyalty I'd suggest a couple of TIs and then look around for other high quality brands in blade sizes and shapes you favor. Adds some spice to the mix when you have a bit of variety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IamSt8ght View Post
    I have two TI's, a 7/8 and 6/8, both are singing hollows and both are beautiful and excellent shavers. They seem easy to hone and maintain. I suspect they will last my lifetime, and someone elses. Can't go wrong with a TI.
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    I like the scales in the second picture.
    What material is that?

    I have two TI's and both are excellent shavers that sing throughout my shave.
    Beautiful sound to enjoy...

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