I've been DE shaving for awhile now and I'm being lured toward trying the straight razor shaving. (Is there some further level of shaving I'm eventually going to be drawn to and I can just skip right to? - axe shaving, just hold a feather between my fingers?)
So, I took a leap of faith and jumped in feet first to DE shaving so, I have a decent lather/brush setup.
I have gleaned a bit of information from the forums on starter straights. I think I should get a 5/8. I need something shave ready.
Looking at a lot of beautiful blades and feeling straight AD... However, I just can't get myself to throw down a lot of cash before I can try it out and see if it's for me. I see straights on the BST but have no idea what a good starter blade would be. So,
1. Can anyone recommend an available (like on the BST or other) 5/8 shave ready straight for ~$30-$40? I guess I'd like to at least keep it under $50. Or, if you have a blade that fits the description....
2. What do I need to keep a shave ready straight shave ready for enough time for me to get a few good shaves in and see if I'm feeling it?