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Interactive Guide to Straight Razor Shaving

Introduction

This page was created from "Joel's Interactive Guide to Straight Razor Shaving".

For people new to straight razors, who prefer hard copy, there is also a PDF, maintained by rbscebu, Traditional Straight Razor Shaving Instructions for Beginners.

Getting Started with a Straight Razor

Selecting a razor



Some precisions to the above photo. The part marked "point" is also known as "toe". The area between the parts marked "point" and "head" can also be referred to as the "point". Just to the left of the part marked "shoulder", it is also known as the "stabilizer". The part marked "shank" can also be referred to as the "tang". The part marked "tang" can also be referred to as the "tail".
  1. Grind
  2. Width of Blade
  3. Type of Tip/Point
  4. Which part is which?
  5. Carbon VS Stainless Steel
  6. Good and Bad Straight Razor Brands
  7. What to look for when buying a second hand straight razor
  8. Things to look for when selecting a Custom Straight Razor

Honing How-To Guides

Different hones explained

Stropping How-To Guides

The Straight Razor shave

The proper care of your straight razor

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