My first straight isn't in yet, but with some luck it's here tomorrow or Saturday. It's a Geneva in good shape: It comes coticule-honed, stropped and shave ready for real. Can't wait to give it a go. For those who saw my other thread, you know I have a few "eBay specials" coming as well, a few Keen Kutters in what looks to be in decent shape, they will come in handy learning honing on. I've traded a few emails with Bart over at coticule.be and he's been really helpful, he's even sending me a balsa strop with CrOX for free to keep my Geneva going for a while. A 150x40mm Coticule will be ordered next week, and being in Norway I talked to Torolf and will have a really nice strop coming from him as well. I'll learn on something else of course, not risking the good strop with noob stropping at first Hmm, anything else to add? Yeah, I think I'm going for a Chosera 1k for bevel setting, seems like it's getting some good praise lately. This is going to be an interesting journey. I'll update as soon the razor is in!