Anyone else here? Any interest in straight razors?
rtaylor61 said:I have one of Tony Miller's 4 sided paddle strops. One side is obviously the smooth leather finish of a traditional strop. One side is a very smooth and a light tan. The other two sides are a light gray with a small amount of "roughness" and the final side is a darker gray, and is the coarsest side of all. Should I apply pastes to any of these sides, and if so, what would you recommend?
Scotto said:I have lots of interest, but admit to not having time to worry about honing, etc. Add to that the fact that I am somewhat uncertain whether it would be for me, I am looking for a somewhat cheap, "easy" solution. I had given a lot of thought to a disposable, either a Feather, Shavette, etc., but based on other's feedback here, I am not sure that is the way to go.
What is the bare minimum one would need to test the waters? I am assuming an ugly but shave-ready blade from a honemeister, plus some sort of strop? Any specific suggestions?