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    Quote Originally Posted by dustoff003 View Post
    I plan on getting a kit from SRD I was looking at the Dovo Astrale it is has a round point and might be better for me to learn with as mentioned above. Does anyone have any input on the Dovo razor? I hope to get pics of dad's latest find soon.
    Dovo is a fine razor for the price and was my first purchase as well. FYI, after a couple of months into it, I found I prefer square points.
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    Welcome Ed! Faultless was a good blade I am glad you are going to get yours restored. Too bad you are currently stuck in Kosovo especially as winter comes along, I remember being stationed at Schofield in the early '80's, man were those winters rough! LOL Welcome to the club and if there is anything you need, please ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Costabro View Post
    Dovo is a fine razor for the price and was my first purchase as well. FYI, after a couple of months into it, I found I prefer square points.
    I will soon have a functional square point, gssixgun has the Faultless in hand says it is in great shape only needing cleaning, buffing, and honing. Thanks for the positive feedback on the DOVO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nun2sharp View Post
    Welcome Ed! Faultless was a good blade I am glad you are going to get yours restored. Too bad you are currently stuck in Kosovo especially as winter comes along, I remember being stationed at Schofield in the early '80's, man were those winters rough! LOL Welcome to the club and if there is anything you need, please ask.
    Thanks! Any idea who made the Faultless and when? Is that a makers name or a model or brand name? I have not had to experience winter since my youth I grew up in upstate New York, this winter in Kosovo shall be interesting. I am not worried to much about the cold though Uncle Sam has given me all kinds of warm things to wear.
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    Well gents. my want to start wet shaving is now going to be a reality! With the Faultless in the shop getting cleaned, buffed, and honed I needed to get the rest of my gear. Today I purchased a kit from SRD I got a Dovo Natural 5/8, it is a pretty razor with Bamboo scales. I had initially wanted the Dovo Astrale but I changed my mind today. I decided to get the kit so that way I would have two razors one vintage and one modern. Oh by the way the other razor my pops found is a Joseph Rodgers & Sons, it is a swaybacked smiler with what looks to be Ivory scales, there are low grade pics here. Vintage razors from my grandfather
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    My dad has also found these for me Are these Barber's hones still good?
    Aloha,

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    Hi again! I think the hones are in good shape, you could just swipe the surface with some fine sand paper if you think there is something covering it. They also look flat so no need for lapping, at least nothing drastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock View Post
    Hi again! I think the hones are in good shape, you could just swipe the surface with some fine sand paper if you think there is something covering it. They also look flat so no need for lapping, at least nothing drastic
    Hvala vam gospodine, kada se vratim u državama ću ih dobiti od mog oca. Mi imamo neke hrvatske snage ovdje na Camp Bondsteel, a neki Slovenci. Ima li kakvih britve koji su u ovom području, bivša Jugoslavija?

    Thank you sir when I get back to the states I will get them from my father. We have some Croatian forces here at Camp Bondsteel, and some Slovenians. Are there any razors that were made in this area, the former Yugoslavia?

    Let me know how good or bad google does? I realized that I can translate the whole brijacnica.com webpage at once using google.
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    Google does a pretty good job actually. As for straight razors made in former Yugoslavia, I really have no idea.. But the Swaty barber hone was made by Franz Swaty in Maribor, Slovenia (part of Austria back then). Old barbers in Croatia use old Solingen blades, so I don't think we've had some home made razors..
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    I started today, First Shave Completed
    Aloha,

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