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    Alex, first welcome to the forum. As you can see, this forum is called Straight Razor place, and is dedicated to straight razors only. So you can expect it's members to be more knowledgeable about the straight razors than the BB guys. You'r question was about Fillarmonica brand, which is as good as it gets in the straight razor world. Now, bigger razors are more expencive. Im my opinion, they don't need to be, but that's the way it is. Second, the Filarmonica is out of business, and the CS is having all their stock. Other thing, 7/8 is not smart start for a begginer. 40$ for a Filly on e-bay is not bad deal, given you can recognize a good razor with no damage. The only new razor I see at the moment at that price is the Plane Jane that is on http://shavingshop.com/ website, and that is razor with no markings, in the Timor range. I would suggest to you to stick around, ask questions, and maybe purchase one of Tony's kits, or Bill's salvaged razors... That way you'll get your razor in the $40's range, and it will be ready for use. Besides the razor, you will need a strop and hone.

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    Nenad

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    Superfly makes several good points. I did not buy my Filli till I became accustom to shaving and honing with a smaller razor. My first straight was a carbon steel hand-me-down 6/8ths that if I did any damage to it during the learning experience it was no big deal. Only when I felt confident enough did I go ahead and buy the larger blade. If you do decide to buy one from classic shaving have it sharpened by Lynn through the sharpening service. You can also buy pasted paddled strops from Tony Miller to help maintain the edge. You make no mention in your post if you own a Norton 4/8k hone but that might be something nice to shoot for down the road eventually.

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    A_S,

    I can see that this thread is going round in circles. Have you ever shaved with a straight if not, I may have a suitable razor that I could loan you for a short time, it is one of these http://www.giltsharp.com/giltsharpsi...e/Tondeo/T1112 . PM me if you are interested..

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by phopwood
    A_S,

    I can see that this thread is going round in circles. Have you ever shaved with a straight if not, I may have a suitable razor that I could loan you for a short time, it is one of these http://www.giltsharp.com/giltsharpsi...e/Tondeo/T1112 . PM me if you are interested..

    Peter
    Thet's not a strite. THIS is a strite.


    *This straight razor not for loan.

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    Could not agree more... But you are not likely to see this on ebay for 5.

    Peter

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    Default Filarmonica 7/8 Doble Temple

    I puchased the 7/8 Doble Temple from ClassicShaving then spent the 20 dollars to have Lynn hone that blade. This razor with a professional hone is a worthwhile investment. I have had zero problems shaving with this blade and the blade stays sharp!

    On a side note, I recently purchased a 3" single sided strop from Tony Millers site. Tony is a sheer gentleman who is a pleasure to do business with; he takes pride in his craftsmanship and offers only the finest for his customers.

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    Thanks CS, I do my best to please.

    I have an older 6/8 Filarmonica also honed by Lynn and it has to be one of my best razors.

    Tony
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