Ok, first of all I want to apologize in advance if there is another thread related to this. I have been shaving with a DE for about a year and a half now and really enjoy it. With that said, I would like to try to get into straight razor shaving. I looked around some antique shops this weekend and found one razor in particular that interested me. It was made in Indianapolis (where I live), and seemed to be in fairly decent shape besides a small chip out of the blade edge. It was hardly noticeable, and at first looked like a small speck of rust, but when I ran my fingernail over it it was a chip. How big of a deal is this? It was $25 and had black wodden scales. It looked like the blade centered well between the scales when folding, and didn't rub the sides (I think this is good?). When I'm looking at old razors, how can I spot a good one? I mean besides the obvious of one that looks brand new, what are a few small things a newbie can look for to differentiate a bargain from a waste of money? Sorry that this is so long; it will probably discourage anyone from even reading it, but I would appreciate any help that can be offered.