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    Junior Member Jbmilart's Avatar
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    I have been sporting a goatee for well over 25 years and would kind of like to keep it. And being new to straight razors, I would like to know if a round point blade is going to work for me, or should I be looking at a spike tipped blade?

    Thanks fellas...

    Jim

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    I have a goatee or technically a Van Dyke, it really hasn't mattered in my shave I spike will be very precise , yet very unforgiving, but I have two round points one being my Kinfolks which sees a lot of my shaves because it's my favorite and I keep my beard lines very crisp with it, so yes a round point will serve you well and be a little less likely to stab you! Tc
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    Thanks TC... your Van Dyke looks exactly like mine... so I guess that's what I have... Lol! All these years and never knowing what this thing growing on my face was called... Lol! Anyway... being a DE wet shaver, I figured out how to shave and shape the "Van Dyke"... without cutting or adding extra scars to my face... just have to concentrate on what I'm doing... so I guess it's the same principals with the straight razor... take your time and figure out what works the best...

    Thanks TC!

    Jim

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    Welcome to SRP @Jbmilart. I am a SoCal guy down here between LA and Vegas. You live in the BEAUTIFUL part of California!
    Once again, welcome aboard

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    Welcome! If you do go vintage and it's not truly shave ready it will cost about $20-$25 +shipping to the honer. If you've been using a de you're half way there as you will have a better understanding of your beard growth and a proper prep and lather. Don't be afraid to go with a square point though you may want to avoid a spike for a first razor.

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