I bought some cheap straights on ebay without really researching them a few months ago and the result was not good! Gave myself a real gash on my cheek so I gave up on the idea of straight shaving for a while. Am DE shaving for 2 years and never really had a problem. Alot more involved in Straight Shaving though! Anyway I bought a dovo special from the invisible edge a while ago and decided to give it a go this morning. The difference this time was a shave ready straight and it was a different game completely. It will take some real practice but am determined to get this right. It wasn't altogether a bad shave but cant say it was a good as my regular DE shave, not a bad start I think.No blood at least. I would like to thank all you guys for your posts and advice because without it I wouldnt know where to start. Also the guys over at The Invisible Edge for their friendly and prompt service. By the way I also had bought a new Taylor of Old Bond St strop, linen one side, leather the other, just wondering if any of you guys have used it or what you think of it.