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    I can't add anything else to what has been said. I have 3 Livi's and there is a reason for that.
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    Thanks for all the feedback! To those that own a one or more Livi blades: have you shaved with one of his "snake" models? I'm torn between this style and a traditional one. They look amazing, but I'm really curious if they have a noticeable difference in feel.

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    Everything affects feel. The size and shape of the scales and material, also the balance of the razor and the grind and type of blade. I'm not familiar with the snake models. I have pretty standard ones in stainless and carbon damascus and regular.
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    I have not shaved with one, but I've had the pleasure of having a close look at Birnando's, and I can tell you one thing, it's huuuge piece of razor, it's closer related to a machete really

    Here's a link to Birnando's post with the Snake next to a ERN 6/8: http://straightrazorpalace.com/razor...tml#post891677

    I'm sure he or someone else that have tried one will chime in
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    I would go with traditional in Damascus.
    I had the monster in Abalone shell, trully a work of art,also had the same in Mammoth,I sold them both.
    They shaved to perfection as any good razor will,but they were big and heavy.
    They became display pces.

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Size:  41.7 KBIt is a big hunk of iron. Whether you would enjoy shaving with it or not depends. Some guys like a large razor and some don't. Here is my snake with what else but snakewood scales up against a standard sized Dovo.
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    Big hunk of iron that is amazingly easy to hone.

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    Early on I was drawn to a Livi Snake razor and was very close to placing the order. And, now I'm not talking it down or anyone that has one, but I watched this video of Maestro Livi with this razor and I decided that it was just too big for me. I had pictured it as a, maybe 6/8 or 7/8 in my mind as a regular razor size, not, well, you decide! YouTube - SnakeRazor


    Just to be fair, I still like the razor, but the dang thing is huge!! I don't see how you shave with it! LOL! It's almost a weapon!!!

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    I've got three of Mastro Livis razors and I'm sure that I'll end up getting more. Materials and workmanship and both excellent.

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    In honor of this thread I went with a Livi/Silvano with Mammoth Ivory scales this morning. Superb razor.....I think I'll use it again tomorrow.

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