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    Default Initial Impression Fatip Lo Storto OC Slant

    This is a sub $50.00 CAD tax in razor and that buys you a solid brass made razor with chrome plating. No pot metal in it. The handle is hollow with a diameter of about 12mm and length of about 79mm. The spiral pattern of the handle gives good grip. The razor is no light weight. It does not have the fit and finish of a $200.00 plus DE razor but then again for a 1/4 of that price the fit and finish is good.

    The razor gave a very close, comfortable and smooth 4 pass shave. Just lovely and right up there with with the best of them. It may not be a razor for beginners but if your DE technique is good enough it will perform well for you. Overall I see it as excellent value for your money.

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    Nice looking razor and I'm fond of slants. Very tempting.

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    I keep looking at safety razors and get really tempted to try one, but I just know that if it shaves well, and I like it I am absolutely lazy enough to never pick up a straight again.

    I think I better just stick to window shopping when it comes to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    I keep looking at safety razors and get really tempted to try one, but I just know that if it shaves well, and I like it I am absolutely lazy enough to never pick up a straight again.

    I think I better just stick to window shopping when it comes to them.
    Now you know why safety razors supplanted straight razors in the first place. They are just plain easier to learn to use with virtually no maintenance. Having trouble with my hands has made them my shaving weapon of choice lately. Going back to my beginnings in shaving half a century ago.

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    I have three DE razors. One Merkur 34 and a Merkur slant which is my favourite DE and another that just sits in the stand and seldom gets used.

    I use the DE primarily on my neck where the grain of the beard makes it challenging to get a BBS with the straight. If I were ambidextrous, I likely would not resort to using the DE at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    I have three DE razors. One Merkur 34 and a Merkur slant which is my favourite DE and another that just sits in the stand and seldom gets used.

    I use the DE primarily on my neck where the grain of the beard makes it challenging to get a BBS with the straight. If I were ambidextrous, I likely would not resort to using the DE at all.
    With a DE I use only my right hand and have done so from the start. When I learned to shave with a straight razor I taught myself to use both hands. That took a bit of effort but I did get there. I will say that not being able to use a straight razor has not reduced the quality of my shaves any though.

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    It sure is a handsome thing. I too only use a DE occasionally, usually when I can't skip the shave but am in a big hurry. However when I injured my right (dominant) hand recently I was glad I had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    With a DE I use only my right hand and have done so from the start. When I learned to shave with a straight razor I taught myself to use both hands. That took a bit of effort but I did get there. I will say that not being able to use a straight razor has not reduced the quality of my shaves any though.

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    When I started shaving with a straight I used both hands from day one because it made sense and it didn't make a difference to me, both hands were just as awkward.

    The thing i found difficult when I first started was getting my head around the mentality of sliding a blade sharper than a scalpel over my face. My wife thought I had gone absolutely nuts and possibly had early onset Alzheimer's or something, she wanted to go straight out and get me an electric.

    She's perfectly fine with straight razors now that I don't bleed every time I shave anymore.
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    Like Bob

    Straight. Both hands
    DE. One hand (right)
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    When I started shaving with a straight I used both hands from day one because it made sense and it didn't make a difference to me, both hands were just as awkward.

    The thing i found difficult when I first started was getting my head around the mentality of sliding a blade sharper than a scalpel over my face. My wife thought I had gone absolutely nuts and possibly had early onset Alzheimer's or something, she wanted to go straight out and get me an electric.

    She's perfectly fine with straight razors now that I don't bleed every time I shave anymore.
    Yes, getting over the trepidation of those initial shaves is something most go through. Never loose that bit of fear of the blade as it engenders respect. Luckily the boss grew up having watched both her grandfather and father shave with a straight razor so her reaction was a bit blazay about the whole routine.

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