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    I am interested in ordering one direct from the website, but the US is not listed in the shipping destinations. Has anyone here ordered one and had it shipped to the US, and if so, how did you go about ordering it? I figured maybe contacting him directly via email.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper6119 View Post
    I am interested in ordering one direct from the website, but the US is not listed in the shipping destinations. Has anyone here ordered one and had it shipped to the US, and if so, how did you go about ordering it? I figured maybe contacting him directly via email.

    If you're looking to buy a Ralf Aust razor, SRD carries several of them. I bought the 5/8 round point with plastic scales for $100, and I love it. Here is the link to SRD's selection of Ralf Austs.

    Ralf Aust Straight Razors :

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM387 View Post
    If you're looking to buy a Ralf Aust razor, SRD carries several of them. I bought the 5/8 round point with plastic scales for $100, and I love it. Here is the link to SRD's selection of Ralf Austs.

    Ralf Aust Straight Razors :
    Cool, thanks!

    They don't have the specific one that I was looking for though. And on Aust's site, you can select certain options to "customize" your order.

    Ah! After consulting Google translate , I found the US shipping options! Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. Got my order, now I await confirmation and payment options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthogia View Post
    I am new to straight razors myself, only bout six months in but I think you'll find learning on a full hollow relatively easy and enjoyable. Before anything though you should tear this sites wiki up and learn as much as possible. Utilize the tools that are here, it'll make learning that much easier!
    I did end up buying the Ralf Aust 5'8, and it is a great razor. You are right about it being easy to learn on the full-hollow ground. I was surprised at how stiff the blade feels, and it doesn't flex as much as I thought it would. I haven't had much trouble at all learning to shave with it, in fact, it seems fairly easy. However, I have had trouble learning to strop. I messed up several strokes for the first three times, and dulled the edge a bit right away. I bought the Modular Paddle Strop, and would highly recommend it because of its versatility. I love the interchangeable pads because it really helps you keep an edge sharp for a long time in between honings, provided that you don't dull the edge quickly like I did. All in all, I love my new setup, and look forward to using it for years to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper6119 View Post
    Cool, thanks!

    They don't have the specific one that I was looking for though. And on Aust's site, you can select certain options to "customize" your order.

    Ah! After consulting Google translate , I found the US shipping options! Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika. Got my order, now I await confirmation and payment options.
    Oh ok. I didn't know you could do all of that. I'd like a 6/8 stainless steel Spanish point with plastic scales, but that would cost $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesM387 View Post
    Oh ok. I didn't know you could do all of that. I'd like a 6/8 stainless steel Spanish point with plastic scales, but that would cost $200.
    You can select carbon or stainless steel, with or without top and bottom jimps, and with or without etching on the spine.

    The one I ordered is the 5/8 spanish point, top and bottom jimps, plastic scales with crown bolsters. (And spine etching). $265 before shipping. I have to work the shipping portion out via email. But I will soon be the proud owner of a new Ralf Aust. I am very excited. (As is my wife, since this is her belated Christmas gift to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper6119 View Post
    You can select carbon or stainless steel, with or without top and bottom jimps, and with or without etching on the spine.

    The one I ordered is the 5/8 spanish point, top and bottom jimps, plastic scales with crown bolsters. (And spine etching). $265 before shipping. I have to work the shipping portion out via email. But I will soon be the proud owner of a new Ralf Aust. I am very excited. (As is my wife, since this is her belated Christmas gift to me).
    That will be a very fine and beautiful razor. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaved View Post
    My razor from Ralf Aust is a fine shaver, easy to rehone and nothing I
    wouldn't recommend. In fact I like it a lot.

    Since I don't own a recent production Dovo I can't compare them.


    Sooner or later the temptation is going to get me. I just have accumulated so many razors and I have but one face.
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    My wife bought me a 6/8 Aust in olive wood for Xmas. I'm still amazed by this razor. The ease of use and comfort of the shave puts all my others (7) to shame. Makes me wish I had a whole bunch of them. The only complaint that I can find with it is that the scales are horribly loose to the point that stropping is quite an adventure.
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    Just ordered this one today. Awaiting the invoice so I can pay for it.

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