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    Talking Hello from New York!

    Over the past year or so, I've managed to get quite a full beard going. I'm in my early 20's, so up until then my facial hair wasn't growing in quite as thick as I wanted it. Now that I've broken out of that phase and have a substantial beard going, I've spent the past few months getting well acquainted with proper beard care. The next step in rounding out my facial hair tool-belt would be getting into straight razors, and thus I ended up here

    I've done a bit of research on straight razors, and I'm leaning towards acquiring a vintage one over a new one due to the cost/quality differences. I was looking to spend anywhere from $50-100 for the right razor to get me started out. If possible, I am open to suggestions as to where I can find a nice one in that range. From what I read, there's a variety of factors that determine whether or not a razor is good, and since I'm just starting out I figured I'd seek out advice from the elders.

    I'm really looking forward to starting on this, so any other tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well!

    -Thanks,
    BeardedBigbuoy

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    Welcome to SRP! You have come to right place to have your questions answered.
    The best place to get a good vintage straight is right here on this site in the Buy/Sell/Trade area at the top of site.
    The prices will vary but there is usually a razor in there in your price range and it won't be a crap shoot like ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by criswilson10 View Post
    Welcome to SRP! You have come to right place to have your questions answered.
    The best place to get a good vintage straight is right here on this site in the Buy/Sell/Trade area at the top of site.
    The prices will vary but there is usually a razor in there in your price range and it won't be a crap shoot like ebay.
    +1, and welcome to the forum.
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    Welcome to SRP!!!

    As said look around here, you'll find what you need. And it will be shave ready as well.
    Ask questions, we're here to help.

    Enjoy and have fun!!!
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    Hello and welcome to SRP.
    Enjoy the learning and have fun.

    Pete <:-}
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    Welcome to the forum! Yes, Buy/Sell/Trade here at SRP is the perfect place to find a shave-ready vintage blade within your budget (e.g., the 6/8 Solingen Bismarck listed would be a great choice).

    Good luck and have fun!
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    Hi and welcome aboard. Don't forget the strop, brush and soap.
    My wife calls me......... Can you just use Ed

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    Hello and welcome. Where in N.Y. are you? Stay away from ebay razors for now. If you buy a shave ready razor from the B/S/T it will deliverer a good shave. The members here are picky about their edges. Are you keeping the full beard? Good luck and take it slow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacker7 View Post
    Hello and welcome. Where in N.Y. are you? Stay away from ebay razors for now. If you buy a shave ready razor from the B/S/T it will deliverer a good shave. The members here are picky about their edges. Are you keeping the full beard? Good luck and take it slow.
    I'm from Upstate NY, in the Binghamton area. I do plan on keeping the full beard and will mostly use the SR to keep my neck and the edges on my face clean.

    As far as the strop, brush, and soap go are there specific ones anyone recommends as a beginner?

    Also, what steps can be taken to sanitize an SR?

    I appreciate all of the warm welcomes and help! Thanks all!
    Last edited by BeardedBigbuoy; 09-22-2017 at 11:41 PM.

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    I think beginners can't go wrong using Proraso cream in the tube. It is really easy to lather, so the rest of your learning curve can go smoother.
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