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    Ok now I am thinking about getting the ralf aust over the dovo best quality what would be the best for a beginner to start with.
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    Ralf Aust.
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    Thanks edited post for phones auto correct

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    Aust. Wanting one myself.
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    Dovo's have long been the beginner's choice around here for a while, I had one but wasn't impressed. I've never owned a Ralf Aust so I can not comment but from what I have read they are excellent razors. Either way you go if you get it from SRD you can be assured it will be honed by a pro and shave ready. Also, Don and Lynn are great to deal with, are very helpful and stand behind their products and services.
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    I bought a Ralf Aust razor a few years ago when the only source that I knew for them was John Crowley's ShavingShop. Even though John can hone well, I wanted to do it myself and I was glad that I asked him not to hone it. It gave me a chance to see the factory edge, which looked very good even under the microscope. When I re-set the bevel, I was shocked at how PERFECTLY uniform the grind was. This resulted in perfectly even bevel widths along the entire lengths of both sides of the blade. To me, this was a great indication of the skill of the grinder, Mr. Aust.

    The razor honed up easily and shaved very well. It still does.

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    I have both and both razors are from SRD. They are both fine razors but the Aust in my opinion is the nuts. You will be fine with either. If you do get the Aust I would give you guidance to shy away from the spanish point as a starter razor. It was my second razor after the dovo and I was not ready for the spanish point. (x2 superglue the face incidents) YMMV
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    Aust razors seem very nice. I have a Stainless 6/8 Spanish point.

    I tend to like square, Spanish and French points, but I wouldn't touch a spike for all the tea in China. I can shave just fine with a round point razor too, I just prefer not having the tip obscured. Naturally, this has nothing to do with the question posed.

    I do not own a Dovo of any kind... but from all that I have read over the years, I think I would select a Ralf Aust over a Dovo razor if I could only afford one.

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    Both are fine razors. I'd go with whichever one you think looks nicer.
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