Beginner straight razor?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by James_P, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. James_P

    James_P Well-Known Member

    Hey all,

    I’m looking for my first straight razor. I know a 5/8 round tip is a good starting point. Where should I look to buy? I don’t want to spend a lot Perhaps a kit with a strop?

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  2. Zykris

    Zykris Well-Known Member is a good starting point or Anthony Espositio on Facebook. That's from my experience. They'll get you set up with your preferences and won't hit your bank badly.
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  3. Norcalnewb

    Norcalnewb Magnanimous Moos

    If you are looking to try them out cheaply, check out Whipped Dog. He offers some vintage straights that may not be pretty but will shave for a decent price.
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  4. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

    Another vote for Whipped Dog. He has sigh unseen straights for a price that will not hurt the wallet and he also has a 'poor man's strop.' You can test waters for a very reasonable price. I started down the path of straights with a ugly but razor that shaves from Whipped Dog.
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  5. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

    +1 for Whipped Dog. Larry, the owner of the company will correspond with you via email and discuss your wants and/or needs. The idea of a "Sight Unseen" is that he moves so many razors he doesn't have time to post photos of the more common ones. He does have some special ones listed for a little bit more bucks. I am happy with the 5/8 round point and poor man's strop I got from him.
  6. James_P

    James_P Well-Known Member

    Well since I got an overwhelming response about I contacted him.
    Thanks all!

    Perhaps I’ll ask my wife for this item for Xmas so she won’t look at me crossed eyed since I just got into wet shaving

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  7. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    The guys beat me to it.
    I don't recall hearing anything negative about Whipped Dog.
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  8. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Whipped Dog.
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    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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