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    I've never owned a proper straight before. Bought one of those shavette things made by dovo which you can use with a double edge blades snapped in half but wasn't really that impressed. Currently using a merkur 38 every two days and its been fantastic. Absolutely no razor burn and the blades are cheap, around 15 pence each.
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    I can see learning to use and maintain a straight razor. My pet peeve is that it is very difficult now (at least where I live) to find regular double edge razor blades and the holders for them. The double edge razor blades are compact, easy to pack for travelling, and cheap. You can also sharpen them inside a ceramic coffee cup and reuse them. Unfortunately, most US drugstores only seem to stock expensive, complicated razor cartridges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faiaoga View Post
    I can see learning to use and maintain a straight razor. My pet peeve is that it is very difficult now (at least where I live) to find regular double edge razor blades and the holders for them. The double edge razor blades are compact, easy to pack for travelling, and cheap. You can also sharpen them inside a ceramic coffee cup and reuse them. Unfortunately, most US drugstores only seem to stock expensive, complicated razor cartridges.
    I bought my Merkur razor and blades through Amazon.
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    30 years ago I can remember watching my grandpap shave with a straight razor when I was 16 and he was 90. he still did a pretty good job back then.

    As far as I know that's all he ever used as he was born in 1893. My dad told me that grandpap never shaved himself until he went to the army in 1917 and had to do it himself.

    Up until then he went to the barber for a shave. I guess it must not have cost that much as he never made a lot of money but I'm sure you could stretch a dollar more back then.

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    The best? Why, that would be the Ban Hammer!!!!

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    I've had a beard and mustache since age 17..i'll rarely trim my beard back where it can be shaved off.so i'll be looking into scissors and other non electric Item's to keep my sideburns. Mustache and beard trimmed.
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    I don't like to spend too much time shaving. I shaved every morning for a lot of years. I didn't like it then, I don't like it now. I shave about once or twice a week. I use a Fussion 5. I think Gillette makes it. I can shave in less than a minute. I use bar soap or shampoo and get it done and over with. I rarely cut myself any more. With the old double edged things, blood stains were common. I can't imagine if I had tried a straight razor. I'd probably have bled to death long ago.

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    I was a real cowboy once and loved the life, Working them parting them, branding them, spraying them and just general everyday ranch work. Doing all of this got me into using a Strap, Strat Razor. But time being short I would jump to my razor. AMAZON has about everything to get you started. as well as "The Art of Manliness" here is a link: https://www.artofmanliness.com/?s=shaving+strat+razor At one point I did some collecting of razors, brushes, soap dishes, and straps until it got to be too much. Today I will use and take on trips my two strat razors and giving myself a close clean shave. MY wife thinks its manly of me doing a shave with a strat razor. I will say it was a bit hard at first. So I started by shaving the backs of my arms and leg parts until I had the telt correct each time. All of my Grandsons want to learn as their dad uses an electric shaver.
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