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Thread: How would the rankings go????

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    I am a newbie to this world of str8-razors. I just picked up my first and it is a Dovo Gentleman. I really like the razor for sure. But I am learning the brands that are out there and wondered from the knowledgable folks here how you rank the manufacturers from what you think is best to least and the least still being a quality razor but not the best?

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    Michael,,, its like asking about women,,, we all have different tastes,,,
    So long as you stay away from the razors on the bad list (located in the library), then you are pretty safe.
    Dovo has been around for a long time & you have a good razor,,,, learning to use it & maintain it, will make it a great razor as time goes by.
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    An impossible question. First with vintage razors there were probably hundreds of makers not including thousands of retailers who put their names on them and thousands that were sold by who knows who. Even with present day considering factory made and customs there's a heap of them.

    I think it safe to say any quality piece will give you a great shave so rankings are unnecessary. Also, you'll just get opinions since no actual method exists to rank razors.

    It's kind of like emptying a 100 lb sack of M&Ms on the table and saying which one tastes the best.
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    That's easy,,,,,, the blue ones do,,,,,,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    That's easy,,,,,, the blue ones do,,,,,,,,
    A straight answer from a very crooked fellow. You'll have to keep an eye on this one.
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    Ok......understand what you are saying my friends. As far as M&M's...............to me, any of them are best!!!!
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    I would suggest, if you haven't already, cruising by the top level of the site and checking out the "Helpful Links" section. Oh, and the Library. There's a sort of razor buying guide in there as well.

    We also have a Classifieds section where there are many fine deals to be had. What really is most important is if the razor is shave ready. Most expensive to least expensive, I'd take the least if it had been honed by a honemeister to be shave ready rather than a questionable ferrari.

    Cheers and welcome.
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    I would say, and it's just an opinion that what is more important to those starting out , is to find that combination of grind, blade width, and style that gives you the best shave. It take time to find "the one" that shaves the best for you (but it's a lot of fun) Most all vintage razors were high quality. Finding one that hasn't been abused is essential. Welcome to SRP.
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