10-02-2016, 02:51 PM
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Been using Feather artist ss straight. Now I'm ready to step up to a traditional straight. Any suggestions would REALLY Be appreciated. Thanks. Ken

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 10-02-2016, 04:27 PM
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  • evnpar
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I would consider the Ralf Aust straight razor and strop set from SRD. It's an excellent price for a quality razor and strop, and you can be assured that the razor will come shave ready. I would upgrade to a 3" strop, however. I would also watch Lynn Abrams videos on youtube, including how to shave with a straight, how to strop, and how to maintain your edge. There is also a great deal of information for a beginner on the SRP forum.

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 10-02-2016, 04:46 PM
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Thank you for the suggestions. Info well taken.

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 10-02-2016, 04:58 PM
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Great advice about Lynn Abrams videos on Youtube.  I must have watched them a dozen times when I was thinking of going into straights.  Very useful information on how to use and maintain the razor.  Ralf Aust razors are very good, I have one that I enjoy using every time it comes up on the rotation.  I would suggest the Tony Millers strops, his plain vanilla version is inexpensive but quality is top notch.

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 10-02-2016, 05:05 PM
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(10-02-2016, 04:58 PM)CanuckShaver Wrote: Great advice about Lynn Abrams videos on Youtube.  I must have watched them a dozen times when I was thinking of going into straights.  Very useful information on how to use and maintain the razor.  Ralf Aust razors are very good, I have one that I enjoy using every time it comes up on the rotation.  I would suggest the Tony Millers strops, his plain vanilla version is inexpensive but quality is top notch.

I have been using a Illionois #827 double strop for years stropping my knives. Got the strop covered, for now. What size would you recomend.... 5/8's ?

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 10-03-2016, 02:26 PM
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evnpar is spot on!  RA basic acrylic scales and a strop to boot in the 3" size and your in business.

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 10-07-2016, 06:28 PM
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Ralf Aust for sure. I loved both of mine.

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 10-07-2016, 06:47 PM
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(10-07-2016, 06:28 PM)ultra~nova Wrote: Ralf Aust for sure. I loved both of mine.

Ok, sounds like the best way to go THANKS!

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