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    I have enough razors and experience to know they're not all created equal. But I am not a wealthy man by any means. I like a large blade. I see pics posted here of some razors that look like pure artwork. Gorgeous! Please someone tell me that these many hundreds of dollar razors are just beauty queens and don't shave well at all. Don't get me wrong - I love the razors I have. They shave well considering my limited skill. I just hate the idea of one day going to my grave thinking I could've had that big beast of a razor that looked like it belonged in a museum. Anyway, enough whining...

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    A razor that shaves well can look like a million bucks or an old worn pitted mess. The looks and size are nice but the shave is what matters.
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    You can buy a vintage/used razor that will shave like a million bucks for around $60 or less. Check out our own forum for a great selection.

    If you want new you are probably looking at $150 minimum for a quality piece.
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    It doesn't matter. Check out some of the razor club threads, for example. I have some custom razors that cost lots, but my go-to is still, and probably always will be, a 40 dollar Bengall by Cadman. Things don't have to be flashy to be functional. Hell, they don't even have to be shiny to be functional. 3/4 of my collection are covered in patina and black rust and they all shave beautifully.

    All that matters is that a razor has good steel and has been honed properly. The rest is personal preference and aesthetics (and depth of pockets...).

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    I have a range of widths, and grinds, ranging from the late 1700s, to modern age. I've got down right ugly, to very attractive razors.

    They all shave great.! But some, feel better on the skin.

    A quote from the movie..Conan The Barbarian. And the riddle of steel.

    Flesh is strong...what is steel, compared to the hand that wields it.

    So weather its 3/8ths or 10/8ths, looks cool or not, it doesn't matter. If it shaves well.

    But then its nice to treat ourselves to something nice, every now and then. Its only money... Can't take it with you in the end, might as well enjoy it while you can.

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    lol! That's a monster! Do you use it often?

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    It only matters if it matters to you.

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    I'm gonna be honest - that big one looks like a meat cleaver. Yet, I'd shave with it.
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    I appreciate the sentiments. And I feel the same. But sometimes I do see a nice looking custom.

    It's kind of like if I was driving a pinto and saw a ferrari...
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    well there is only one way to find out but be prepared to be disappointed but like what has been said some of them old razors take some beating
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