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    Hello SRP!
    I've been here for awhile but never thought to introduce myself. Whoops...
    Still learning and soaking up everyone's advice.

    I've only shaved a couple times and it took forever, but that's ok with me. I'm still learning how to make a good lather anyway. I had to go back to M3 for a bit until I can get a strop since I don't want to damage my face or the blade. Any strop recommendations?

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    Tony Milller at the WellShavedGentleman
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    Kenrup at RupRazors
    Damon's Proforma strop

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    Thanks guys. This is good info and I'm sure I can find something in my price range for sure.
    Glad to be a part of SRP. Lots of great knowledge.

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    In addition to what has been said already, you may find that Illinois strops are fairly low priced and serviceable. I have an Illinois 827 and I love it, I am sure that others would agree that they work well. One thing to keep in mind is to resist the temptation of buying a premium strop as your first strop as it is likely to get dented while you develop proper stropping technique. You may find this link from the wiki helpful: Razor stropping - Straight Razor Place Wiki

    Al raz.

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    Hi.
    I want to reinforce what Alraz mentioned. Don't spend much on your first strop. Get something that's good quality, but at the cheaper end.When you've done all the damage to that, & mastered stropping, then spend the money!

    Many fellas seem to take between 45 minutes to an hour when they start. The times start getting shorter before you know it.

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    Welcome Paul from another J'vill'r. I got my strop from Tony Miller at The well shaved Gentleman. You have SRD too. and Kenrup, to name a few. Don't skimp when it comes to your strop. You'll use it everyday...I have several, but like the Red Latigo.
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