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    Default Got an old razor - Can I shave with it?

    Hello forum. Been looking online to see if this razor is any good.

    Found this razor at a garage sale the other day.
    It is a W.H. Morley & Sons Clover brand made in Germany.

    It had some slight tarnish on it and I polished it and it looks almost like new now.

    I've inspected the blade and it looks straight with no nicks.

    I would like to try and shave with it if possible. I understand it would need to be honed.

    Any opinions on this brand? Is it worth messing with?

    I'll post a picture if I can.
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    You can definitely shave with it once it's professionally honed.And yes it's a good or reputable brand.Also,you did a great job shining it up,it looks great.

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    WOW.

    Very nice, I suggest sending it out to get honed and read up on the wiki, get some supplies and start shaving.

    You'll only regret it the first week or so!

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    Welcome to SRP and great find! The razor looks great. You'll need to send it out for a hone, you can choose someone from the classifieds:

    Member Services - Straight Razor Place Classifieds

    At minimum you'll need to get a strop as well.

    And read this:

    Beginner's guide to straight razor shaving - Straight Razor Place Wiki

    Hope your first shave goes well.

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    +1 on professional sharpening. (My avitar is a Morley) A Morley was my first razor and is still one of my best. It seems to stay in the rotation quite often. When it's sharp it will do a good job for you.

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    very nice razor, +1 on the advice get her professionally honed and have at it.

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    Nice one! and once it is honed, you will get great shaves. The barbers notch is less likely to gouge you around the ears than a spike or square point, at least from my experience. Welcome!

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    Go for professional honing and other great tips.

    Beard prep is also important for a good shave, so you might want to read up on it from the wiki and purchase some nice shaving cream.

    I hope it all goes well.

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    That razor looks to be in fantastic shape and others seem to think that it is a reputable brand. You can't go wrong with old German razors. So the questions can I shave with it is only dependent on your abilitiy.

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    That is a good razor, & a great example! Great work with the clean up. Do what the other guys suggested. Once you do start using it, take your time, read, ask questions & remember it can take a while to master, but you will get it!
    Good luck & welcome along.

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