Why don't I have a Straight Razor AD?

Discussion in 'General Straight Razor Talk' started by maxman, May 2, 2012.

  1. maxman

    maxman Moderator Emeritus

    I've gone through a lot of different razors over the last 5 years.
    DE, SE, Injector (yuck), you name it I've probably tried it.
    I had a rather large collection of DE razors and was deep in collecting for quite a while.
    Brushes, Soaps/Creams, &c.

    A little over a year ago, I started in on straights.
    I only own 3 straights and have only ever had 3 at any one time. (a W&B is in the mail from an ebay lot but let's not count that yet).

    I rotate between DE, SE and Straights depending on my mood.

    So, why did I not develop an AD for straights?

    I have only one good strop (Legion Moo-Roo) and one coticule.
    I very much like shaving with a straight, but it just hasn't fascinated me like the DE shaving.

    Most guys ask what's wrong with them because they have an AD.
    I'm asking what's wrong with me because I DON'T have an AD. :laugh:
     
  2. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    Count your blessings, and your money!
     
  3. maxman

    maxman Moderator Emeritus

    Well I would like a TM strop.
    Maybe that will be a birthday present to myself.
     
  4. LOL you aint kidding, my wifes PO'd
     
  5. Do it! I bought me a Dorko for mine.
     
  6. hokahay

    hokahay Contributor

    The trick when counting your money is to capitalize the razors and then depreciate them at a thirty year lifecycle. On paper then, you can barely tell you bought two TZ customs. The TZ move also kinda dampens the edge to buy other razors. Also a long run good deal.
     
  7. What are your 3 razors? It could be that they're just so rare and amazing that nothing else can compare.
     
  8. I like your thinking. I wish my wife would see it that way. :lol:
     
  9. Yea I have self control as well..I just imagine my wallett has no moolah in it or CC's..done
     
  10. jkh

    jkh

    Positively Overjoyed?
     
  11. must be nice, i got 175ish and bought 2 more recently. i got it baddddd....
     
  12. 3 straights is a good number.

    1 to use today
    2nd as backup in case the first one needs work
    3rd one to send out if it needs more work than you can manage.

    That said, I have ">3" straight razors :biggrin1:
     
  13. I only have 3 razors that I would count. I spent about $40 on maybe 5 razors when I cleaned out the 4 antiques stores in my town. I have only been at it for a few months, but the only I find myself really coveting is a Kamisori.
     
  14. maxman

    maxman Moderator Emeritus

    Boker Red Injun 101 RP
    Fritz Bracht era Dovo
    Le Grelot Royal Canadian
     
  15. Those are what I would call rather Iconic choices. I can see that you would be fine with that short handfull of steel!
     
  16. Congratulations. My worst ADs are for straights and stones.
     
  17. I wish I were in your position. I want to try every stone I see
     
  18. I'm only 13 shaves in, and I have terminal SRAD.
     
  19. Oh boy, brace yourself.
     
  20. My HAD and SRAD died 29 razors ago then my pockets woke up!!! Good luck.
     

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