I wasn't looking but stumbled across this gorgeous seven-day set of Dorko straights on E-Bay:
STUNNING STRAIGHT RAZOR 7 DAY SET DORKO SOLINGEN c1890s
Can anyone point me to more info. about DORKO? I couldn't tell if they're still in business, thought I saw that DOVO acquired the trademark but I couldn't verify it. I wondered how a set that old could look that good. I traded e-mails with the guy that bought the set - his opinion was that if the set is near as good as it appeared in the pictures he got a steal, and his maximum bid was much higher than what he got them for. Says that similar quality sets go for $920 U.S. I told him that he was lucky I didn't bid, since I probably wouldn't have bid as high as him but would have drove up the price some.
In case you can't tell, I'm a newbie. Just got a Gillette adjustable DE with Feather blades and the Poraso products and have been shaving with it a couple of weeks. Also got the sample set of blades to try, and a Mekur Vision. I'll give the Gillette another month or so to get the knack and then try switching to the Mekur. I fully intend to get a str8 but I'll wait a few months to get a little more knowledge and practice with the DE before I do that. The Dorko set was awfully tempting though! http://badgerandblade.com/vb/images/..._guys/w00t.gif
And I've ordered some Nancy Boy products and a Moss Scuttle based on what I've been reading here and other sites.
Thanks in advance!