08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
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Hey Guys,

I'm getting a deal on a AoS Thiers Issard Carbon Steel straight razor; I was just wondering if it's a good beginner razor to start with?

Thanks!

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 08-12-2014, 05:42 PM
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Which AOS TI model are you looking at getting?

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 08-12-2014, 05:51 PM
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(08-12-2014, 05:42 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Which AOS TI model are you looking at getting?

Here is the link from the AoS website: http://www.theartofshaving.com/Horn-Stra...ght-razors

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 08-12-2014, 07:28 PM
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Hello,
All of the TI's I've honed take a very keen edge. It is a very nice razor, not just for beginners.

They make one with metal scales, though. I'd stay away from that one as a beginner. The heavy scales tend to make the razor unbalanced. In my opinion. Some people love it.

- Mike

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 08-12-2014, 08:44 PM
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Nice looking razor. The AoS stores tend to have a huge markup so hopefully you got a great deal. My only concern would be blade width, as I don't see it listed on the site. 5/8 to 6/8 would be ideal for a beginner. Do note it will need to be honed before use. AoS sells them as shave ready, but it is only the factory edge which are less than ideal.

I love good horn scales.

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 08-12-2014, 11:01 PM
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Looks like a very nice razor for someone new to straight razors and a good starting point, has Doug said you will more than likely need to get the razor professionally honed before use.

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 08-13-2014, 03:55 AM
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Thanks guys. There is a small knick in the actual blade, here are pics: http://imgur.com/a/U7IQG

Will that hone out? I'm getting the blade for $100, is that a good price?

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 08-13-2014, 04:30 AM
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Hello,

Yes, that can be honed out. It looks small enough that who ever hones it should not charge you extra for chip removal.

I think $100 for a TI is reasonable.

- Mike

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 08-26-2014, 12:00 PM
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  • Java
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Round toe - check (may not be as wicked/cool looking, but it is what you want to start with)

looks like a 6/8 - check (my favorite size)

Tiny little nick - check (easy to hone out, but don't try it yourself yet)

$100 for a TI - check

If you don't buy it, I will! Biggrin

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