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colin39
04-25-2009, 10:46 AM
http://www.kingbarber.co.uk/shopimages/products/normal/csblkrzr015.jpg
:confused: looking at the above razor as a starter any help apreciated:blushing:
thank you
Colin

leighton
04-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Better deals here:

http://straightrazorplace.com/classifieds/showcat.php/cat/3

But it looks like a decent razor. Who makes it?

SavantStrike
04-25-2009, 11:58 AM
More to the point though there's no way that thing is shave ready.

Shave ready is a MUST!!!

colin39
04-25-2009, 12:32 PM
This Cyril Salter razor with faux ebony handle:rolleyes:

SavantStrike
04-25-2009, 01:05 PM
This Cyril Salter razor with faux ebony handle:rolleyes:

That's what I was saying. There's a good chance it's not shave ready unless it is sold as such. It's okay though you can send it to a honemeister to get honed and then you could use it. I'm drawn to it actually. It's nice looking. I have no idea about whether the performance matches the looks though. I'll leave that question unanswered for those who have used it to chime in about.

littlesilverbladefromwale
04-25-2009, 01:21 PM
www.theinvisibleedge.co.uk

Steve has very reasonably priced, pro honed, new Dovos or you could try a Wapi2, pro honed also.

professorchaos
04-25-2009, 02:33 PM
Get a Wapi (Wapenica). Small enough to be easy to handle with a heavy enough grind to still shave well. They out shave razors costing three times as much. I believe the Invisible Edge currently has them in stock.

netsurfr
04-26-2009, 05:14 AM
+1 on the Wapi. It is a great razor to start out with and see if you like it or not.

colin39
04-26-2009, 07:44 AM
+1 on the Wapi. It is a great razor to start out with and see if you like it or not.
thanks ill try this one then:eek::w00t:

krisbarger
04-26-2009, 09:44 AM
link to buy the wapi???

colin39
04-26-2009, 11:37 AM
wapi not in stock:mad: 0.bugger the cyrel salter is the same money could be getting that:confused:

SavantStrike
04-26-2009, 12:36 PM
wapi not in stock:mad: 0.bugger the cyrel salter is the same money could be getting that:confused:

Yeah but chances are good the cyril isn't shave ready.

leighton
04-26-2009, 01:45 PM
Yeah but chances are good the cyril isn't shave ready.

Seller claims they are. I would ask the UK members if they've bought from the seller before. AOS says their razors are shave sharp too. :lol::lol::001_rolle

SavantStrike
04-26-2009, 02:10 PM
Seller claims they are. I would ask the UK members if they've bought from the seller before. AOS says their razors are shave sharp too. :lol::lol::001_rolle

I never bothered to check who the seller was since all that was linked was a picture :lol:.

leighton
04-26-2009, 02:40 PM
I never bothered to check who the seller was since all that was linked was a picture :lol:.

I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it though.

colin39
04-26-2009, 03:14 PM
[QUOTE=leighton;1156841]I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it




why wouldn't you buy, im only asking as this would be the 1st
staight and id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from, rather than waste money on something im gunna struggle with.
thanks for all ya imput its all being taken on board

gregs656
04-26-2009, 03:20 PM
id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from

Classifieds, either here or SRP - it's by far the best way. You don't even have to spend much money.

leighton
04-26-2009, 03:21 PM
[QUOTE=leighton;1156841]I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it




why wouldn't you buy, im only asking as this would be the 1st
staight and id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from, rather than waste money on something im gunna struggle with.
thanks for all ya imput its all being taken on board

Because as I said earlier, there are much better deals in the classifieds. However, they are more than likely used. So if thats a problem for you, you'd have to buy new. That said, I have not even heard of that manufacturer. I don't know what options you have in the UK, but for $50US, you can get a new Wapi from Ken in the US. For $30 more, you can get a Dovo. I like dovo, they were my first razor. I know Dovo makes good razors, even though sometimes their QC lets stuff fall through the cracks.

http://www.dovorazors.com/stockrazors.html

jamesbeat
04-26-2009, 04:32 PM
The way I see it is that if this brand was any good, then the more experienced guys on here would know about these razors.
It's looking so far that nobody is familiar with them so for me that raises a red flag straight away.
I'm pretty new here so I can't offer much in the way of advice, but I'd definitely recommend that for your first razor, you go with something you are certain you will have a positive experience with.

colin39
04-27-2009, 05:35 AM
thanks lads, I've shaved de most my life had a break when the kids were born as always worried about them getting hold of a blade, but they are of an age now where they no not to touch. always wanted to try a straight, had a straight shave for my wedding day and it was amazing didn't shave for about 3 days. a little older now and back to de's and getting some great shaves but wanna try something different.
well thanks for all ya help ill let ya all know what I decide soon

gugi
04-27-2009, 11:02 PM
Don't buy this razor! Unless you want a $50 piece of decoration.
If you want pretty razor you should expect to pay quite a bit more for one that can also shave. If you want to stay at this price range you will likely have to trade off looks for quality.