I’m very new to straight razors. Been using an old style Gillette DE forever and wanted to up my game. I bought this straight razor but I’m trying to figure out the style, type, and year it was manufactured. Can you guys help?
You recommend the rounded point then? I was actually thinking about that. What’s a good noob razor?For style/type, from the photos:
Maybe not the best for a n00bie to SR shaving because of the point style but it still should be a very good shaver.
- American (square) point,
- Single stabiliser,
- Half to full hollow (hard to tell) grind and
- 6/8 or a little less blade width.
Most of your questions are answered here:You recommend the rounded point then? I was actually thinking about that. What’s a good noob razor?
Most of your questions are answered here:
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A Dutch (round) point is generally considered the most forgiving SR to shave with.
Knowing your location and budget would help us greatly in advising you.
What you have already bought (when honed to truly shave-ready) is a very capable shaver. Perhaps you should consider a more forgiving SR to start with. A new shave-ready SR and reasonable strop can be had for well under USD 100.
If you find that SR shaving is not for you, you can sell the gear on B&B and get a lot of your money back. We are waiting and hoping for this with @discomike . He has some lovely SR's not being used (yet).