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    Default Stainless Member Dealer Recommendations

    Hello Gentlemen,

    I am a student in college and I've been a member on your forum for quite some time now. My first straight razor was a feather, but after a while I felt I was 'cheating' so I moved on to my first 'real straight' half-hollow ground 5/8 Classic DOVO. Unfortunately, inexperience combined with being pressed for time each day, led me to develop these little water/rust marks on the blade.

    So I was wondering if you could please refer me to any member(s) you know here who would sell me a good used full hollow stainless straight razor for an honest price so I don't have to do a tremendous amount of research - and if they would be interested in accepting my old razor I would appreciate that. I don't have the machinery or talent to buff out the marks.

    Lately I've been shaving with those garbage Mach 3 things they mail to you for free and it makes me feel dirty. Any help or references would be much appreciated. Thank you all for your help. Sincerely, Jesse Peters.

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    holli4pirating has listed several nice, inexpensive razors lately.
    Member Profile - Straight Razor Place Classifieds
    but the classdifieds are full of great deals, they just come and go quickly
    remember to look for "shave ready"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plattapuslikesrice View Post
    Hello Gentlemen,

    I am a student in college and I've been a member on your forum for quite some time now. My first straight razor was a feather, but after a while I felt I was 'cheating' so I moved on to my first 'real straight' half-hollow ground 5/8 Classic DOVO. Unfortunately, inexperience combined with being pressed for time each day, led me to develop these little water/rust marks on the blade.

    So I was wondering if you could please refer me to any member(s) you know here who would sell me a good used full hollow stainless straight razor for an honest price so I don't have to do a tremendous amount of research - and if they would be interested in accepting my old razor I would appreciate that. I don't have the machinery or talent to buff out the marks.

    Lately I've been shaving with those garbage Mach 3 things they mail to you for free and it makes me feel dirty. Any help or references would be much appreciated. Thank you all for your help. Sincerely, Jesse Peters.
    It is pretty easy to get water marks and light corrosion off a razor--

    I used Maas metal polish and a cloth. Once I had to resort to a dremel tool with a felt tip with the Maas to get one spot out, but I'm sure just a little more time with a cloth would have done it. Just note that Maas will remove the gold wash pretty quickly (at first I protected the gold, now I just like a shiney sharp razor...)

    I also wipe my razor with a little bit of mineral oil on a tissue after shaving to keep the water spots away.

    If you can't find a used stainless and decide to go new, one of my razors is a Dovo 5/8 which I really like, and they make a stainless version of it. I bought mine from Vintage Blades LLC, they sell a bunch of Dovo carbons and stainless. Be sure to get it professionaly honed (this site offers the service, honing by Lynn).

    Straight Razor : Double Edge Razor : Shaving Products Supplies : Merkur Safety Razor : Badger Shaving Brush : Men's Grooming Products : VintageBladesllc.com


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    A stainless razor though rust resistant is no panacea. Stainless razors can and do rust if they are not cared for.
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