I have wanted to try straight razor shaving since the first day I found B&B, but have been too scared to do it. I mentioned that to Andy, a member here from Australia in a letter (sign up for the snail mail exchange in the Nib), and a couple weeks later a box was sitting in my mail box with a straight razor among many other nice offerings from him! So now, I want to get this baby shave ready, and give it a try. I am sorry, the name of the razor escapes me right now, and I do not want to go upstairs and get it in fear of waking up my kids as they just fell asleep. It is a nice looking razor, and seemed plenty sharp to me, but Andy said to get it honed.
So, who do I send this to to get it ready for a shave, and what does it usually cost? Also, I see strops listed on the BST often, what qualities do you look for in a starter strop?
Thanks, and thanks again Andy!