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    Hey all I am a long time lurker first time poster. I am on a extremely tight budget and looking to a hood first straight razor, and supplies. I am look no more than about a 100 dollars. I saw some things about the Internet but am unsure of quality as this will be my first razor . this is the link to what I have been looking at for a starter set. http://www.vintagestraightrazor.com/...Shave-Set.html Thanks for your time and help.

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    Best deals to be found in the classifieds IMHO. http://straightrazorpalace.com/classifieds/

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    I don't see any posts in the classifieds. And to continue the process of learning is there any shape of blade better for beginners? I have heard that rounded is better and so say square is better is this just personal preference?

    --John

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    John,

    It is highly recommended to start off with a shave ready SR such as from our very own classifieds. In the end you will be MUCH happier.

    Straight Razors - Straight Razor Place Classifieds

    Welcome to our place and hasten slowly.

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    The soap mug and brush in that set can be gotten at Wal-Mart for about $9, the strop is a $10 cheapie, and the razor is junk.
    You could buy the set, but you'll end up needing a new razor and strop.

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    That kit was picked purely for the purpose of scratching the itch to try straight razor and meet the budget requirements due to the Fact I am living off of my one weekend a month national guard check wile I am waiting on my next defense contract to come through. Once employment is better I will be upgrading to a boker and a nice strop. I wish I could but I can not afford 50 to 60 for a razor and then supplies.

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    How about this:

    Go to Wal-Mart and get the soap/brush kit, and spend the rest of your budget on a decent strop. PM me your address, and I'll send you a shave ready razor. When you have the funds and get your Boker, pass the razor on to someone else who's starting on a tight budget.

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    That is one of the nicest think anyone has ever done thank you so much! You are officially my hero.

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    HNSB pm is sent again thank you so much. And I promise to pass it on to someone who is in need when the time comes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytongret View Post
    I don't see any posts in the classifieds. And to continue the process of learning is there any shape of blade better for beginners? I have heard that rounded is better and so say square is better is this just personal preference?

    --John
    Maybe you need to have been a member for a while before you are allowed to use the classifieds. Ask the moderators or post a question here: Site Help, Comments, and Suggestions

    Razors size 5/8 or 6/8 are most recommended for beginners. Rounded toe maybe preferable toe spikey toe. Probably hollow or half hollow ground for a start? Those are easier to hone in case you want to start doing that soon.
    Last edited by Kees; 07-17-2013 at 12:54 PM.

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