Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 32
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Hello from July10newbie

  1. #21
    Senior Member blabbermouth Dieseld's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Reading MI
    Posts
    3,223
    Thanked: 871

    Default

    You sent it, I replied to you
    Look sharp and smell nice for the ladies.~~~Benz

    "How you livin?" ~~Dave~~

  2. #22
    Senior Member blabbermouth Gasman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    Location
    Colorado springs
    Posts
    2,343
    Thanked: 497

    Default

    I started with a 5/8 but Vic, you've been around longer than me.
    bluesman7 likes this.
    Jerry...

  3. #23
    Senior Member blabbermouth tcrideshd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Oakland Tn
    Posts
    4,465
    Thanked: 1116

    Default

    If you want cheap just stick to your replaceable blade razor, if you want inexpensive yet usable, then your going to need to spend more than 50$ for everything, the razor n question is a 5$ razor and their honing services leave something to be desired. 30-40 will get you a starter razor, just hold your money and spend some time reading n our library about first purchases and how to shave. Then if you look around you can find a strop also in the same range. Illinois 827 comes to mind or a decent paddle strop. And f your not wanting to spend any money honing is out anyway, it's cheaper to send it off. Tc
    eddy79 and Dieseld like this.
    Ever wonder why you never see a motorcycle in front of a Shrinks office? ,,,,, then you have never ridden one "

  4. #24
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    35
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Thank you tcrideshd! That is good advice. It seems like I should send any razor away for honing and not try to learn it yet.
    Dieseld likes this.

  5. #25
    Senior Member blabbermouth tcrideshd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Oakland Tn
    Posts
    4,465
    Thanked: 1116

    Default

    No I'm not saying that ok, it depends on who you get it from,, guys who have been here a while and have lots of post counts are participating and learning. Plus you can follow to their posts to see what we think if them. As to new razors the stores that sell truly shave ready are straight razor designs, and I have heard Ralph aust, but if t comes from a respected member here and he says he honed t ready then it will be ready. The Azores that come from SRD are honed before they leave the store. So just be aware and ask s if St shave ready. Tc
    Ever wonder why you never see a motorcycle in front of a Shrinks office? ,,,,, then you have never ridden one "

  6. #26
    Member athiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Ellijay, Georgia
    Posts
    97
    Thanked: 9

    Default

    Welcome back !

  7. #27
    Senior Member bluesman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Denver CO
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanked: 346

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I started with a 5/8 but Vic, you've been around longer than me.
    I can't argue with your experience. You learned very fast, so a smaller razor obviously worked well for you. I just wanted the OP to hear from someone who found bigger razors easier in the beginning.

    I also recommended a larger heavier razor to a fellow that had a bad tremor. He said that the extra weight helped immensely.
    Dieseld likes this.
    See my razors at bluesmanblades.com

  8. #28
    Senior Member bluesman7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Denver CO
    Posts
    1,342
    Thanked: 346

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by July10newbie View Post
    Hello,
    In light of my questions on the above posts I found a straight razor here in the classifieds. Please look at the one with the title below and tell me if this would be a good razor to start with.
    Thanks.
    : NEW!!! Dovo Bismark 13/16+ (shave ready), awesome razor!!
    Do notice that the seller is specifying that the razor has the factory edge. Most report that Dovo factory edges leave a lot to be desired.
    Prahston likes this.
    See my razors at bluesmanblades.com

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to bluesman7 For This Useful Post:

    tcrideshd (12-04-2017)

  10. #29
    Senior Member blabbermouth celestino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Vancouver, B.C.
    Posts
    3,441
    Thanked: 135

    Default

    Welcome to the forum.
    Laughter, Love and Shaving

    ~ Celestino ~



  11. #30
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    35
    Thanked: 1

    Default

    Thank you Celestino and everyone else for your support. It's an amazing welcome on my first day!

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •