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    Wink Pretty new guy here.

    Hey everyone. My name is Paul, and I've just started shaving with a straight razor. I bought one of those starter kits, and I'm thinking I needed to do a little more research. I've been looking to buy a new razor and am interested in a Dovo 6/8 Razor. It is a Blade's Grim edition, so I have some hesitation before buying it, as Blades Grim does not seem to have the best reputation. Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Edited: Also, my current razor is not really a very comfortable shave. Feels like its pulling the whiskers instead of cutting them. I am having to use my old Mach 3 under my nose, and just under my bottom lip.
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    I'll buy that you're a "new guy here", but how do we know that you're "pretty"?

    Sorry, I couldn't resist . . . .

    Welcome.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulTheNewbie View Post
    Hey everyone. My name is Paul, and I've just started shaving with a straight razor. I bought one of those starter kits, and I'm thinking I needed to do a little more research. I've been looking to buy a new razor and am interested in a Dovo 6/8 Razor. It is a Blade's Grim edition, so I have some hesitation before buying it, as Blades Grim does not seem to have the best reputation. Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Edited: Also, my current razor is not really a very comfortable shave. Feels like its pulling the whiskers instead of cutting them. I am having to use my old Mach 3 under my nose, and just under my bottom lip.
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    Well put.

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    One of my favorites is a Dovo Best Quality 6/8. It's relatively inexpensive and a very good shaver, honed by Lynn.


    Quote Originally Posted by PaulTheNewbie View Post
    Hey everyone. My name is Paul, and I've just started shaving with a straight razor. I bought one of those starter kits, and I'm thinking I needed to do a little more research. I've been looking to buy a new razor and am interested in a Dovo 6/8 Razor. It is a Blade's Grim edition, so I have some hesitation before buying it, as Blades Grim does not seem to have the best reputation. Any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Edited: Also, my current razor is not really a very comfortable shave. Feels like its pulling the whiskers instead of cutting them. I am having to use my old Mach 3 under my nose, and just under my bottom lip.

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    Lots of choices for a first good razor. Study the "razor" section and the air should clear a bit. Also, keep an eye on the classifieds, some great razors pass through here. When in doubt, ask questions and consult the "Library" tab at the top of the page.

    Sounds like your current razor could use some honing/sharpening. You can always send it out, or look for a kindred spirit with skills near you in N.C.

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    Agreed on the pro-honing comment. If you get one from straightrazordesigns.com, you'll get the guarantee of 2 free honings with the razor.

    Also, if you want to spend a little less and don't mind an ugly duckling, you may want to look over at Larry's Whipped Dog Sight Unseen razors. I've heard plenty of good things. Also, you'll then have the chance to view them as restoration candidates at a later time AND THE MORE RAZORS, THE BETTER!

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    Hello, and welcome to SRP!! As for dovo razors, I have not used one. But Lynn the founder of SRP,and SRD. sells them and I believe he wouldn't sell them if they wasn't any good!!
    We have no control of what other people do or say to us, but we have control to how we REACT !! GOD BLESS

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    Hi and welcome. The grim blades are on the razors to avoid list. Go with a vendor that sells quality products. All the site vendors will have quality items. Good luck and if in doubt just ask.
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