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Traditional Straight Razors

When you are committed to going "old-school" with your shave, then you probably want to look to a straight. These edges are loved for their closeness and longevity.

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If you imagine yourself with a blade, a honing strop, and a mirror nailed to a tree, then you are probably ready to shave the "cut throat" way. Traditional straight razors just scream testosterone. While the initial investment in razor and strop can set you back a bit, you more than recoup the expense when you never have to buy another over-priced cartridge again. The time spent in honing your technique as well as your blade is worth the pay-off when you can get the closest shave of your life.

Traditional Straight Razors Reviews
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Great Shave, great price, great product
4/21/2017
Dovo Diamant 5/8" Straight Razor with Black Blade "Everything you would expect with a quality product. Performance was as good as the razor looks. I got the honing as well and the razor was ready to go out of the box. Even though I am new to shaving with a straight razor it was easy and a fantastic experience.
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My first straight razor.
3/25/2017
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales "I can be picky. Long ago, I grew tired of electric "razors". And then I grew tired of shelling out dough for cartridges with blades that barely felt as sharp as my pocket knife. My safety razor with Wilkinson Sword blades was better. But, something drew me to finally getting a straight razor. I collect knives and don't mind honing them. So, I shopped a bit, and settled on this one.

I bought it about a month ago and have used it three times. I have never used one before, only watched videos on how it should be done. But it was far easier than I could have expected. If you purchase it as "honed", you get one of the sharpest things on the planet, I swear. It fits the hand nicely, so that makes things a bit easier. The blade is flawless, literally. I can do a hanging-hair test on it and watch the hair fall to pieces *every* time. But, the proof being in the pudding, I tried it on my wiry stubble. I could hear it taking off whiskers, but I sure didn't have to push. I'm stropping it before each use, and I bought a 4000/8000 stone for when the time comes, but for now - it just whisks the hair right off. I am extremely pleased with this one. You have to use care and proper technique, and respect its sharpness, but that should go without saying. I honestly can't tell if straight razors are just easier to use than I thought, or whether the quality of the razor contributes much to the ease-of-use. Either way, I'm happy with this razor, wish I hadn't waited so long, and will be telling friends about this retailer too.
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Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor
3/22/2017
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor "Beautiful razor...great smooth shave for the 1st time, but had to send it off for rehoning after only 1 shave. Fast shipping!
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Sharp and elegant
3/10/2017
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor "What can I haven't used it for long buts it's the closet shave I've had with the most beautiful razor I've used.
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Second razor
3/4/2017
Dovo "Special" Tortoise 5/8 Straight Razor "This is my second straight razor. I opted for the hone. I've straight razor shaved for about 8 months, and this razor out of the box was exactly what I wanted but could never achieve with my last one. Not even close. I thought I had been doing something wrong the whole time, turns out it was what I was using. Not sure how much of a difference was the razor or the hone, but either way I am very happy.



Feels very solid, very sturdy compared to my last razor (Boker classic), feels like it weighs about twice as much which adds confidence. Jimps are very nice to have. I'm honestly scared to even strop it for fear of losing the crazy sharp edge it has. Not to mention it's nice to look at.
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Very impressed
3/1/2017
Dovo "Pearl" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, 5/8" "I have been shaving with a shavette razor for almost two years to hone my skills and encourage myself to make a large purchase like this one. I was extremely impressed on how sharp the blade was from the box after selecting to have it honed and sharpened by West Coast Shaving. It shaved very well. Also a work of art. Money well spent.
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Great shave
2/26/2017
Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor "I stepped up from a Feather straight razor to the Boker. The Boker is actually more forgiving (less nicks/cuts) and gives an excellent shave. I especially like the Spanish point to get into those difficult areas.
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First Straight
2/1/2017
Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle "This is a well made instrument. I had WCS hone it for me and it is really sharp. It feels really good in your hands and shaves really nice. It's really good quality for the price. Definitely a good starter straight razor.
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