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    Default New to the group and straight razor shaving

    First of all, let me introduce myself. I'm from Northern Idaho, age 28, and finally decided to take the plunge into straight razor shaving. I was inspired because my father always uses a straight razor. I know my grandfather did from what i remember as a kid. As a result I decided it was time to get a real shave.

    I was able to get an old strop and honing stone from my dad and went down to the local antique store and picked up a few because they were a good price as compared to ebay.

    How are these brands: I'll get some pictures taken and get them posted
    1) D.N. Walford Washington DC Made in Germany (the other side says Jubilee)
    2)Imperial Razor CC. New York-Germany ( Blade says Extra Hollow Ground Fully Warranted)
    3) The Canadian Sales Co Trade Mark Toronto (Other side says REVA)
    4) M. Jung New York M.I. Germany (other side says No. 80)

    I was able to get all four for about $30. Two of them looked like they were never used and the first one has a beautiful scale. The M. Jung has white scales with the inlaid nickel emblems held in with the pins.

    Next week a local barber is going to show my how to hone and strop them correctly. He in his 70's and very excited to show me how.

    Look forward to great topics.

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    Oh that's a brilliant idea!! I'm going to get a straight shave at the barber's next week and make friends!

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    Welcome to srp.

    I moved your post in a separate thread, so that you can get your own welcome and not distract from chully71's thread.
    Hands on demos can be very useful.

    Have fun

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    Welcome to SRP. + 1 on the usefulness of hands on demos. I was lucky that way myself. See the link in my sig line below for a lot more info that will also be very useful.
    Be careful how you treat people on your way up, you may meet them again on your way back down.

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    Welcome SRP!


    Great topics huh.....

    Did you know that only five US presidents have ever sported full beards...two out of those five presidents were assassinated. Let that be a lesson to us!

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    Sounds like your on your way to a good start

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    welcome
    you're blessed with someone who can show you how to get started
    wish I had someone like that when i started
    grts
    Stijn

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    Welcome! If your barber can teach you to hone and strop, you might shorten the learning curve by many months, or even years. Very fortunate for you.

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