Wow...to my surprise I log in to see my razor has been posted in the reviews section. I liked the tortoise look, but wasn't sure how it look in person. I was very happy when I opened it on Christmas and saw how stunning it was.
Funny thing...when you mentioned that I never responded I thought...huh...yeah I did. I let you know that basically I have ZERO experience with Straights...this is my first so of all of the options you provided I had no idea which way to go. I figured I would leave it in your hands and you would surely do what you felt was best. Well I just checked my PM box...and guess what. I closed the window apparently before sending it. So I do apologize Joel, but it looks like it all worked out in the end. Thanks again for your help on this endeavor.
As we speak my pasted paddle and hanging strop are on their way from Tony and I ordered a DVD from Lynn.
Kind of funny...haven't even shaved with a straight and I am already drooling over the MOP Dovo SS. Lets not even get into the works of art I am seeing made by Maestro Livi.
Good purchases! Your straight will be shipped back to ya today Should be ready (without the need to strop) right outta the box.... just for the love of peat, don't touch the edge, mess with it, etc - it's loverly just as it is.
As an aside... I'd suggest a Dovo Genuine MOP over a Maestro. I've got both, and personally prefer the dovo. I could see myself parting with the Maestro some day... with the MOP, never.