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Thread: Is this a good razor? / Is it worth the cost?

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    Default Is this a good razor? / Is it worth the cost?

    I am new to this and I'm still not exactly sure what I should be looking for.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/1631241..._home_active_8

    I found this razor/strop combo on etsy for $41. I'm wondering if anyone could help me out with their opinion/knowledge about this blade/company. Any information is a great help and is much appreciated.

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    I wouldn't began to buy IMHO

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    I've never heard of that brand before and the price seems very low - too good to be true in fact. IMO run away from this fancy letter opener and look elsewhere....
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    That's not a razor, it's whats called RSO (Razor Shaped Object) and will in best case serve as a fancy letter opener.

    You should rather take a look in the BST section, there you will find proper razors that are truly shave ready.
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    Its what you think it is worth. In my opinion its not. Best thing is to buy a known brand from a reputable dealer. Try the classifieds on this site; straight razor designs or others. Listen to the suggestions on this site. There are many wise individuals here.

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    Don't do it. Watch the classifieds on here, you will see plenty of quality razors in the 50 to 80 dollar range that are shave ready and will last a lifetime of shaving.

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    Not so fast....the handle is made from 'optimum plastic!' The description is textbook smoke and mirrors. They have thrown in as many buzzwords as possible to blind the unsuspecting buyer.
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    +1 on the classifieds. There are several in there now in the $40-$60 range...
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    +1 to what everyone has said. I am a recovering victim of thinking it's too good to be true and bought something similar when I started straight razor shaving. I have since matured enough to know how gullible I can be and run rapidly from any mention of "what a deal this is".
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    Whoever is selling that is breaking Etsy's rules, which are that it either has to be 1970's or older or at least partially handmade by the seller.
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