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    Really? I thought it would be easier to shave with a straight razor if your beard was longer because the hair wouldn't get caught up in the blades openings like they would in regular mach 5 saftey razor.

    I guess I assumed wrong?

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    Welcome sanchin22; If you have a sharp razor there is no reason for it to hurt other than incorrect angle while using. Have you read the beginners section of the WIKI [U]HERE?[/U] Do you have a strop?
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    Welcome; very nice razor. Look forward to more posts

    Quote Originally Posted by WineGuyD View Post
    After having my first hot lather straight razor shave last week in Chelsea at Uriel's I'm hooked. Even though he used one of the faux razors with the disposable blade the experience and quality of the shave was an epiphany.

    Today, just by chance, I purchased a straight razor in a NY flea market in the hope that it is acceptable to learn on. I'm trying to date it and get an idea of it's history. Can anyone help out? Is this an acceptable style/shape for personal use?

    The details:

    entire razor folded - 6 1/4"
    entire razor open - 9 3/4"
    entire blade - 5 1/2"
    ground/edged area - 2 3/4"
    height of blade - 5/8"
    Scales - black Bakelite or plastic...not sure


    printing on blade side 2:
    George Wostenholm & Son
    Washington Works
    Sheffield - England
    "U" (near hinge point

    Side 1: pipe logo




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    Thank you for the welcome Paco.

    I opted to go with a feather disposable straight razor right away because I was apprehensive about spending honing and stropping and spending all the money for the other equipment.

    Feather "Artist Club" RG Razor

    that link is to the razor I have.

    I shaved with not much on my face when I first got my razor and I am now waiting a few days longer(probably a week) to shave to see how it goes that way.

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    Keep me posted on how it goes. : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanchin22 View Post
    Thank you for the welcome Paco.

    I opted to go with a feather disposable straight razor right away because I was apprehensive about spending honing and stropping and spending all the money for the other equipment.

    Feather "Artist Club" RG Razor

    that link is to the razor I have.

    I shaved with not much on my face when I first got my razor and I am now waiting a few days longer(probably a week) to shave to see how it goes that way.
    After looking at the price of the feather plus blades you can get started with a real straight, strop, brush and soap for about the same cost.
    Classifieds can get you a razor shave ready for $25-50, check vendors and classifieds also for strops, Tweezerman badger brushes are about $13 and very good, also soaps can be had from drug store"Williams or VDH"
    Just a thought.
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    Superspot-I will keep you posted and let you know how it goes with shaving off longer length hair.

    Paco- I thought about getting a traditional but I didn't know if I would like it at first so I heard good reviews about the feather and thought I would try it. Plus I didnt really know if I would mess up the razor if i had to strop and hone it myself.

    I will continue to shave with this feather and as I get more comfortable maybe get myself a good starter razor from the classifieds as you pointed out with all the equipment to match. Thanks for the advice.

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    Default Another newbe saying hello

    This site was highly recommended to me by a friend, I am new(ish) to the world of Straight Razors. Hoping to get information and assistance here to al those questions that you need someone who has been through it all before!

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    Welcome to SRP 886talbo!

    Quote Originally Posted by 886talbo View Post
    This site was highly recommended to me by a friend, I am new(ish) to the world of Straight Razors. Hoping to get information and assistance here to al those questions that you need someone who has been through it all before!

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    Since we now have a whole forum section for introductions, I'm going to close this thread and you guys can start your very own thread to introduce yourself.

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