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    Default starter straight razor opinion

    http://www.kingbarber.co.uk/shopimag...sblkrzr015.jpg
    looking at the above razor as a starter any help apreciated
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    Better deals here:

    http://straightrazorplace.com/classi...wcat.php/cat/3

    But it looks like a decent razor. Who makes it?

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    More to the point though there's no way that thing is shave ready.

    Shave ready is a MUST!!!
    My name is Chris but you can call me "subtle as a train wreck."

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    This Cyril Salter razor with faux ebony handle

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin39 View Post
    This Cyril Salter razor with faux ebony handle
    That's what I was saying. There's a good chance it's not shave ready unless it is sold as such. It's okay though you can send it to a honemeister to get honed and then you could use it. I'm drawn to it actually. It's nice looking. I have no idea about whether the performance matches the looks though. I'll leave that question unanswered for those who have used it to chime in about.
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    www.theinvisibleedge.co.uk

    Steve has very reasonably priced, pro honed, new Dovos or you could try a Wapi2, pro honed also.

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    Get a Wapi (Wapenica). Small enough to be easy to handle with a heavy enough grind to still shave well. They out shave razors costing three times as much. I believe the Invisible Edge currently has them in stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netsurfr View Post
    +1 on the Wapi. It is a great razor to start out with and see if you like it or not.
    thanks ill try this one then

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    link to buy the wapi???

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    wapi not in stock 0.bugger the cyrel salter is the same money could be getting that

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin39 View Post
    wapi not in stock 0.bugger the cyrel salter is the same money could be getting that
    Yeah but chances are good the cyril isn't shave ready.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavantStrike View Post
    Yeah but chances are good the cyril isn't shave ready.
    Seller claims they are. I would ask the UK members if they've bought from the seller before. AOS says their razors are shave sharp too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighton View Post
    Seller claims they are. I would ask the UK members if they've bought from the seller before. AOS says their razors are shave sharp too.
    I never bothered to check who the seller was since all that was linked was a picture .
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavantStrike View Post
    I never bothered to check who the seller was since all that was linked was a picture .
    I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it though.

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    [QUOTE=leighton;1156841]I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it




    why wouldn't you buy, im only asking as this would be the 1st
    staight and id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from, rather than waste money on something im gunna struggle with.
    thanks for all ya imput its all being taken on board

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin39 View Post
    id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from
    Classifieds, either here or SRP - it's by far the best way. You don't even have to spend much money.

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    [QUOTE=colin39;1156889]
    Quote Originally Posted by leighton View Post
    I figured I'd check before running my mouth. Still wouldn't buy it




    why wouldn't you buy, im only asking as this would be the 1st
    staight and id rather spend money on something that will do a job well and I can learn from, rather than waste money on something im gunna struggle with.
    thanks for all ya imput its all being taken on board
    Because as I said earlier, there are much better deals in the classifieds. However, they are more than likely used. So if thats a problem for you, you'd have to buy new. That said, I have not even heard of that manufacturer. I don't know what options you have in the UK, but for $50US, you can get a new Wapi from Ken in the US. For $30 more, you can get a Dovo. I like dovo, they were my first razor. I know Dovo makes good razors, even though sometimes their QC lets stuff fall through the cracks.

    http://www.dovorazors.com/stockrazors.html
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    The way I see it is that if this brand was any good, then the more experienced guys on here would know about these razors.
    It's looking so far that nobody is familiar with them so for me that raises a red flag straight away.
    I'm pretty new here so I can't offer much in the way of advice, but I'd definitely recommend that for your first razor, you go with something you are certain you will have a positive experience with.

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    thanks lads, I've shaved de most my life had a break when the kids were born as always worried about them getting hold of a blade, but they are of an age now where they no not to touch. always wanted to try a straight, had a straight shave for my wedding day and it was amazing didn't shave for about 3 days. a little older now and back to de's and getting some great shaves but wanna try something different.
    well thanks for all ya help ill let ya all know what I decide soon

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