I am please to announce that a new comrade from Canuckistan will soon be entering the fold and joining you, who have already seen the light. I have been DE shaving since Christmas 2015 and have been adding razors (5 now) but until recently had never really considered a straight. Then, about a month or two ago, I saw a SOTD post somewhere in which a black Stiz Paketa was shown off, and I said to myself, "I love that little rocket. If I ever get a straight razor, that's what I want". It is my birthday today. So recently, when I was asked what I'd like for my present, I began researching straights, and specifically those from Russia, and of course found this thread. I read the whole thing and then searched for and was lucky enough to find a beautiful black 1964 Stiz Paketa that the seller, our Ukranian friend @mlys7884, says appears to be in unused condition. It is currently in transit, direct from Ukraine to @gssixgun in Idaho, based on the recommendations in this thread. There are of course plenty of other people more local who I could have sent it to for setting the bevel/honing it, but I wanted to go with someone I knew had experience with vintage Russian steel. It will depend on shipping time and honing turn around time, of course, but I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to get it by the end of month. I'm very excited! I shave daily (to BBS) and am thinking I'll likely use the Rocket once or twice a week, at least to start with. We'll see! As a newbie, I don't have a strop so I'm still researching and debating what kind to get. My shaving hobby is bankrupting me, so I'm trying to keep costs as low as possible. I was considering a Sam Sylver(roctraitor) nylon but any recommendations would be welcome.