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    I am Kyle, I have been interested in Razors for a long time now. My interest began after watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit one time, and I have had no use for them until now. I bought one of them a year or two ago for around $12, and I just picked up 3 more (in great condition) at PA for $40. I have to start shaving, and I want nothing to do with those cheap plastic ones from your local store. I have the 4 Razors, a cup/ brush and mirror combo and this goofy sharpening set for a safety razor. I noticed that some razors are larger than others, what is the point in this? I need some shaving tips, and I also need to find a proper hone/ strop before I can even begin. Here are my Razors making my initials, KS.

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    Welcome Kyle, a lot of the information you are looking for is available on the forums here. Do a bunch of reading and you'll get an idea of what's what. I would also suggest you buy a copy of Lynn's DVD, The World of Straight Razors or you can watch the You Tube versions. Its a great resource and well worth the time/money.

    The size difference in razors is about personal preference. Generally, small razors are a little more maneuverable and big razors give you a little more heft for weed whacking - but any good sharp razor will shave you well. You have to see what you like. Enjoy!

    Jordan

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    Those are some nice looking razors you have there! As Jordan mentioned, read and read some more! There's so much info here that you'll be busy for a while if you read it all.

    I HIGHLY suggest sending one of your razors to one of our honemeisters to be professionally honed. That way, your first shave is with a shave-ready razor, and you'll know what to shoot for when you begin learning to hone your own.

    Also, a strop is a bit more important in the beginning that a hone. If you have the money, though, just buy 'em both!

    Welcome aboard!

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    Well, I talked to my...hair stylist? about shaving. She suggested that the new razors they are coming out with can get a shave as good as any straight edge, and that I should not take the risk of cutting my face off. She said that if I really do want to shave with a straight edge, to learn to shave a balloon first as practice. I am not going to give in to being lazy like all these other people I know using the cheap plastic/ electric razors. This country is getting too soft...and they are making new ways to make any thing easier. No work, no pay...thatís the way I see it.

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    hello everyone im new and walking my way around this site in the dark is there anyone here

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    long years ago my barber told me if you can shave a baloon and not pop it you could shave yourself and not get a cut. Must be an old barber school trick.

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