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    I'm not sure how much reading you have done, but a straight razor needs to be prepped with a strop. That is an essential accessory. Though it's not essential, a proper brush and shaving soap really improve the shave.

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    Ha ha, he's a pro-animals vegetarian so I think the bone might be pushing it! But yes, honing is something I hadn't even heard of until today so I'll definitely bear that in mind. I'll be getting it from a barbers so hopefully they can sort it out for me...?!

    I'll make sure he signs up! Thank you all.



    Oh, and I've already bought the badger hair brush, stand, strop, paste, and soap. I'm the classic girl who doesn't know what she's doing, so I've just bought everything. I've also bought him a shaving class at Trumpers, so he'll know how to do it all properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Ha ha, he's a pro-animals vegetarian so I think the bone might be pushing it!
    How's he going to react to a badger brush & strop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Ha ha, he's a pro-animals vegetarian so I think the bone might be pushing it! But yes, honing is something I hadn't even heard of until today so I'll definitely bear that in mind. I'll be getting it from a barbers so hopefully they can sort it out for me...?!

    I'll make sure he signs up! Thank you all.



    Oh, and I've already bought the badger hair brush, stand, strop, paste, and soap. I'm the classic girl who doesn't know what she's doing, so I've just bought everything. I've also bought him a shaving class at Trumpers, so he'll know how to do it all properly.
    Do you have a sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpm7676 View Post
    I say go with bone handle. There is something manly about that. Your boyfriend gets to say he shaves with a razor that has a handle made from the bones of an animal. Very caveman. Horn is my second choice
    Quote Originally Posted by ben.mid View Post
    How's he going to react to a badger brush & strop?

    He wears leather shoes so he's going to have to get over that one!

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    Not all barbers know how to hone. If the barber is younger than 50, there's very little likelihood he/she can hone. If the barber is older than 80, the odds are higher but still not great. You'd be better off getting it honed by someone who regularly hones straights.

    Edit: Hopefully the person running the class at Trumpers can help ensure that the razor is properly sharp.
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    Ok, that's really helpful, I'll definitely make sure I look in to it and get it done before he uses it. Thank you!

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    Hmmmm

    For absolute most impervious G-10 and Carbon Fiber they are pretty much indestructible and also Custom options...

    On a production /semi-production razor then look at the Hart, and the Dovo's with Micarta scales The Dovo Ice Temper Micarta is about the best when it comes to production razors that are TUFF... Micarta handles and SS blade..

    Here, and these are "Shave ready" they come in a White too and IIRC Lynn and Don offer a free Re-hone and he will need it....

    Professionally Sharpened Dovo Black Micarta Inox 5/8 - $188.99 : Straight Razor Designs, The Finest In Gentlemens Shaving And Grooming Needs

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    I bought my first razor from Trumpers and they do come shave ready. Mine was very well honed when I got it, and is a very good little shaver.

    And if he has a shaving class at Trumpers, he's in good hands! I've had a few shaves there and those guys know what they're doing!

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    Handles made of Diamond Wood, Pacca Wood, acrylics or Micarta are impervious to almost everything. They are exceptionally durable and can be purchased in a wide variety of colors.

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