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    if they say shave ready in our classifieds the chance is great that they are and there are some that are priced nice for a back up blade tc
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    I checked the classifieds, but didn't really see much unless I'm missing them.

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    Thinking about this from SRD - I like the spanish tips and it's a 5/8.Name:  Capture2.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix51 View Post
    I believe you get a lot more for your money with a Boker than a Dovo. I have had 4 (sold the 4/8..just too diminutive). All were really near shave ready out of the box. The fit and finish was spot on. Can't really say that about the two Dovos I have/had (sold one-kept one)

    I tend to agree with this. I have one Dovo and have honed a couple others. My experience with Dovo is limited to just those few. But having seen what I've seen from them, I'd rather buy another Boker or Revisor. I didn't care for the way the steel behaved on all of the Dovo's compared to the Boker and Revisors. My main complaint with Boker is that they have so few 6/8 to choose from, none with a square tip in that size. Revisor would be my first choice.

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    A couple of thoughts. The first is why not experiment with some different grinds, the next is if you buy vintage it is likely you can get all or most of your money back if it turns out to be not really your cup of tea. There are a few places that are good to look, but the best deals seem to be in the classifieds. I know I'm not the first to say so but it is not a bad plan.
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    Maybe try something with a heavier grind? If you are looking for new, I think Dovo has a half hollow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorEthanolic View Post
    Thinking about this from SRD - I like the spanish tips and it's a 5/8.Name:  Capture2.jpg
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    I think that one has aftermarket spinners

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorEthanolic View Post
    Thinking about this from SRD - I like the spanish tips and it's a 5/8.Name:  Capture2.jpg
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    Nice looking razor with some bling to it. OTH I do not think that is a Spanish point The straight razor - Straight Razor Place Library . If you like Spanish point razors, this one from SRD looks good too Ralf Aust - Solingen 5/8 Black Spanish Point - $114.99 : .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorEthanolic View Post
    So I have 2 Ralf Aust - 5/8 and 6/8 (below). Looking for a 3rd to get into the rotation. I was thinking a Puma maybe? Thoughts on what a good 3rd razor would be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorEthanolic View Post
    I was looking for a 4/8, but doesn't look like SRD sells them. Because I don't have honing equipment, I need truly shave ready.
    I have a 7/8 Hart that, after a simple good stropping with an Illinois 827 was shave ready and provided many many shaves before it needed a touch up. I have had it for quite some time and I have yet to hone it, just touch ups on a Naniwa 12k. Same was true with a 6/8 Thiers Issard, although I did reset the bevel and hone it when it finally needed a touch up. Can't remember where I got the TI, but it came with the factory edge.

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