09-01-2014, 05:40 PM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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Are the Ralf Aust straight razors a decent razor?

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 09-01-2014, 05:43 PM
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  • Agravic
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  • Pennsylvania, USA
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Yes ... well made, and highly praised by many. They have been reasonably priced traditionally, however in recent months it seems prices have crept up some, perhaps due to demand.
US vendor is Straight Razor Designs.

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 09-01-2014, 05:46 PM
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Are you going back to straights, Johnny?! Smile

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 09-01-2014, 05:49 PM
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  • Johnny
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(09-01-2014, 05:46 PM)celestino Wrote: Are you going back to straights, Johnny?! Smile

I'm glad I did not ask about a crisp hundred dollar bill. You would ask if I was going to rob a bank. Biggrin

I am thinking about it, maybe. The razor, not the bank. Wink

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 09-01-2014, 06:12 PM
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  • Triad
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I really like the one i picked up
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 09-01-2014, 06:45 PM
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Overall I am quite happy with mine. Depending on your price point there may be a better razor or two out there.

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 09-02-2014, 12:56 AM
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I've read nothing but good things on other forums about those razors.
They are highly praised on the German forum...

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 09-02-2014, 02:46 AM
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  • BobH
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  • Thunder Bay Canada
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Have heard nothing but good things about the brand. If you get it from Straight Razor Designs I believe they properly hone them up before sending it out.

Bob

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 09-02-2014, 06:29 AM
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  • Obie
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  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Johnny,

Ralf Aust razors are excellent in overall quality and hone into fine shavers. I own several and love them all. Considering various brands of razors produced today, the Ralf Aust are reasonably priced for the quality and, I dare say, probably the best buy. You'll not regret your Ralf Aust.

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 09-02-2014, 08:31 AM
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  • geezer
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  • Menomonie, Western WI
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I have an early one and it is worth the price and then some. The grind and finish are excellent! They are a good value and hold an edge very well. I would match it against any of the other razors I shave with for quality.
~Richard
PS. He is basically a one man shop. His quality can only be maintained through producing what he can control

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 09-02-2014, 10:42 AM
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Aust is good for the price that's for sure. I would also recommend our newest Artisan Mike at Restored Razors. He's just started making his own, and the prototype of the Uno has been an excellent performer for me. A rather large discount is given on the prototypes over what will be the finished product. One thing the original prototypes didn't have were jimps, but they now can be added at no charge to the remaining prototypes.

http://shavenook.com/thread-please-welco...st-artisan

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 09-03-2014, 05:32 PM
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  • SRNewb
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Johnny, good to see you able to consider a straight again!

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 09-07-2014, 07:32 AM
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  • ischiapp
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This blade I've used for the first three weeks of last August, and is a very good shaver.
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But if You want something unique ... try CPM-S35VN Cool
CPM-S35VN Straight Razors @ilRasoio.com

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