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Thread: Pros and cons of a full hollow ground straight razor

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigman View Post
    looking at a dovo 5/8 that's a full hollow ground.
    If it were me, and this was my first straight, I would get The Palmer 5/8 from rodb on the Buy Sell Trade page. That way you know it is shave ready, I know his honing mentor.
    Or the Gold Beetle, I just saw it on there too. That will give you a chance to see if str8 shaving is for you.
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    Dovo makes some very good razors.Their entry level razors can be hit or miss in quality.Their higher end razors seem to be more consistant .Even a new Dovo most likely will need to be honed.If cost is a issue I would buy an older vintage Dovo in good shape and send it to a known Hone Meister.Other Vintage Greman Razors are also generally of very good quality .(Puma,Dorko,ERN,Booker F.W.Engels)

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    It may just be my technique, but I get smoother shaves with less irritation from heavier grinds. My best shaver is a near wedge. But many people love full hollows more.
    ~Jim West, Desperado, Rough Rider~

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    IF technique is right, grind will not matter on how good a razor shaves. The grind and size is purely a choice as all good razors in all sizes will give a proper shave...it's just what you like: Coke or Pepsi
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