I recently got the itch to see what straight razor shaving is all about. I have been thinking about it for a while but I just did not want to spend a "fortune" on the hardware, after all I joined the club to save money on blades...
Then I heard about our community member LarryAndro (http://www.whippeddog.com/) and his budget straight kits.
Larry is an awesome gentleman to deal with. He will talk with you on the phone, answer your email questions, etc. His work seems to be fantastic too, you can get a cute starter kit, like the one in the photo below for less than the price of many user grade DE razors.
I highly recommend you talk to LarryAndro if you're thinking of giving straight razor shaving a try!