I'm a newbie wetshaver recently converted to the venerable art of shaving with naked steel after my first experience with a straight razor about a week ago. Having done some research online, I've decided that I'd like a 5/8 or 11/16 razor, preferably with a french point, and have come across a fellow who has offered to sell me a restored 11/16 Torrey "992" with a French point. Here's the model in question (NOTE: This is not the actual razor, just posting the same model as a reference.)
Does anyone have input? Reasonable price for a restored blade? Things to be concerned about when buying a restored blade? Suitability of this blade type for a newbie? I landed on the idea of a 5/8 or 11/16 because I wanted something maneuverable and the French point is supposed to be helpful for certain delicate spots while not being as perilous as a square edge. Please, if I'm making assumptions in error, correct me before I make the plunge and buy the wrong razor.