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    I starting to go back to lighter & smaller blades ie wapinica & dovo prima klang but ive still got the others taylors eye witness 3/4 wedge &maestro 7/8 ect for when i feel the need

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    I own a bunch of Maestro razors and love shaving with every one of them. Not only are they superb shavers, but they have an artistic quality beyond compare. Every one is just beautiful. The Maestro has set the standard for custom razors and continues to do so. Actually his re-grinds are outstanding shavers and a little less money as well. I also own a Zowada, a Williams and a Chandler razor and all of these are nice razors. There are a variety of other razors out there that really are superior shavers too and I enjoy them in my collection as they are different and more traditional, but at the end of the day it's the Maestro Razors and Customs that I leave out and try to shave with every chance I get. Everybody has their own opinion, but a top notch piece of art that is a top notch shave is just the ticket. Some folks like driving VW's and that is fine as is driving a nice top of the line Lexus or even a nice Bentley if that is what YOU LIKE.

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    I have to agree with Lynn. I own 3 Livi's and really appreciate his quality, and artistic approach but the shave is exceptional. I have owned most of the manufactured current razors and older razors. When I want to really feel like shaving is pampering myself, I take out my favorite sandalwood cream, badger brush and reach for my Custom Livi. This one I am posting has no equal, so far. I have another Damascus Livi ordered so that may move to the top. Buy razors and don't leave your estate to them IRS!Name:  IMG_0167.jpg
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    I've always thought this business about customs being superior in every way is what I call the car detail syndrome. You know after you detail your car it always seems to run better right?

    I have customs of various kinds including Livi's and they all shave great but so do some vintage razors I paid 40 bucks for or some factory blades that cost way less than custom.

    To me the reasons to buy custom have little to do with superior shave ability. It's because you appreciate the idea of custom and all that went into its creation and the crafting.

    Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking custom razors. If you have the bread it's the way to go.

    I just think there is some psychology involved when you pick up that custom just like the car detailing.
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    Actually, some of the best shaves I've had, came from older razors like Genco's, Puma's and Goldenduck's. When you go past the comfort, ease of maintenance and looks and your want something really special, and have the money, then the custom is a luxury.
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    Fortunately, SRP is at it's best when our members demonstrate personal support for their chosen path with straight razors. It matters not if it is a mass produced straight razor, or a brilliant restoration, or a true custom made from scratch, or a combination of machinery complimented by extensive hand work much like a modern day Aust razor.

    The variety available to us in the way of straight razors is inspiring. Whether you shave with a whupped dog or a beautiful Livi or Tim Zowada masterpiece we all need to respect our brother straight razor shavers ideas and choices. Behaving like a Gentlemen in all respects is the hallmark of SRP.
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    I guess to each their own. Give me a ordinary German blade most any day that anyone could have bought as long as it shaves like my trusted ones I have now in rotation! Hard to beat Revisor; Aust; Boker; Henckels; and Dovo for price point on most of their razors and what you get in return!
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    I just got this Mastro Livi and it speaks for itself. Is it worth 3 times an Aust, for shaving quality, no. For beauty, feel and the enjoyment I get looking and using it are worth the money. If you can afford it, and really enjoy the moment using it, yes its worth it. This is a 6/8 Damascus INOX steel, barbers notch and buffalo horn scales.Name:  DAMASCUS.jpg
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