Hi all I have never tried a straight razor before but want to. Tell me about some good straights please for a beginner. I am sort of afraid of them.
where is this straight razor pass around?There is a straight razor pass around, start there, it will be shave ready & if not for you its just the cost of onward post.
Not hard to straight shave, but, it does require some commitment to learn (typically 3 months/100 shaves is quoted & that's about right to be quite proficient). The pass around razor will let you find out if you want to do that.
Learning to shave is one element, stropping & correct storage of the blade is to be considered, lot of folks can't be bothered & I get that.
Yes, that is an alternative way of doing it for sure. It does have it's advantages.You can choose a shavette to start with.
It is: the cheap and uncomplicated way, no need to worry if edge is shave ready or not, just shave away.
It is not: a straight razor with training wheel, on the contrary it can be a bit trickier to learn but with a slow hand and patience you will get the hang of it.
Finally when you have reached the point of good shaves with shavett maybe move to the classic straight razor.
Yes, and back then males grew up watching their fathers and other adult males shaving with a straight razor growing up. They had someone at home to teach them when ready to start shaving.in perspective, 100 years ago a straight razor was the norm, so seriously how hard can it be if all men managed back then...