First post here, but it will be a doozie...
I have been using a safety razor for about 2 years now. I watched Sweeney Todd one two many times, and now I must use a straight...
I am having trouble choosing my first straight razor and strop.
I have done a lot of research here, and lots of people say to buy a "cheaper/beginner" straight to start, but that's not really my style. I enjoy the wet shaving process, but I also have a great appreciation for the tools used (which it seems most people here do as well...)
I live in Canada, so I will be ordering from Fendrihan...
Here are the two options I am contemplating...
Thiers Issard Straight Razor Set
Dovo Prima Klang
Illinois Razor Strop
Is there any reason why one option would be better than the other? The price is pretty close for both (not really a big deal anyways)
The main issue I have with the Thiers Issard kit is that the scales on the straight razor are plastic, while the scales on the Dovo are wood. I don't know - it just seems that having plastic scales makes it seem a little "cheaper"? I have never held one, so I'm not sure.
Any opinions? Comments? Advice?