09-29-2012, 04:37 PM
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Due to how this will work, I'm just going to limit it to the US for simplicity.

In my latest order, I got a cosmetically defective straight razor. Functionally, it is fine. Decided I would let people try out straight shaving.

This is how it will work. The interestd person will pay for the shipping & handling ($10) and when they're done, they'll ship it back to me. I'll resharpen it and sterilize it and send it to the next person. Hence the small handling fee.

If interested, post in this thread like so:

1. So and so
2. Your name

And so forth. That way I can keep track of whose in the line.

The razor is a Gold Dollar 300.

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 10-02-2012, 09:17 AM
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(09-29-2012, 04:37 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: This is how it will work. The interestd person will pay for the shipping & handling ($10) and when they're done, they'll ship it back to me. I'll resharpen it and sterilize it and send it to the next person. Hence the small handling fee.

Hi Lee

It could get (very) messy, but I'm game to try a straight razor.

1. Mike Perry

Take care, Mike

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 10-02-2012, 09:28 AM
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  • beartrap
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Perfect opportunity for someone to try a straight. Not for me! My wallet can't handle it, I am weak and afraid of liking it too much Biggrin
Great offer Lee!

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 10-18-2012, 10:16 AM
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Hi Lee

The razor arrived in the post yesterday. Thank you Thumbsup

I've started a thread over here, Gearing up for my first straight razor shave, and plan to document my experience in that thread...

Take care, Mike

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 10-18-2012, 10:19 AM
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You are so tempting me with this Dodgy
Will see how it goes with Mike...

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 10-18-2012, 02:56 PM
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Great pass-around, and a great way to get people hooked onto shaving with a straight Biggrin
Just out of curiosity, what about stropping? If I was in the US I would gladly donate a whippeddog strop for the passaround.. sadly I am not so it isn't economical.

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 10-18-2012, 04:50 PM
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I thought about that, but don't have one to donate. I might be able to scrounge up a piece of leather.

Anyway, the conclusion was that the participants would get about 7 days (possibly more or less) worth of tries out of the blade before it gets dull. And then they don't have to worry about stropping either.

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 10-19-2012, 01:03 AM
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Fair enough. Well once again great idea.

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 10-21-2012, 07:14 PM
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I'm feeling brave, sign me up. - Ryan Bales

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 10-21-2012, 07:52 PM
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Currently with: Mike Perry
In Line:
1) MegaBullfrog (Ryan Bales)

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 11-09-2012, 12:25 PM
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The razor has arrived, and I will be trying it out next weekend when I have time and some stubble on my face. Thanks for including me! I'm getting the jitters (excited ones.)

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 11-13-2012, 12:10 AM
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FWIW, it can work for a few shaves.....but personally I won't go a single shave without stropping. I'd be concerned that an unstropped blade may lead to potential new users not wanting to stick with it. The edge will be great for the first shave, but the technique will be awful, and by the time you see any improvement in technique the edge won't be quite so keen anymore

Not trying to be a total downer, just looking at it practically. A suggestion I haven't tried personally, but have heard many people swear by, would be to just strop on newspaper. Take one sheet, fold it in half over and over again until it's around 3" wide, then loop it over a towel bar, pinch the two ends together and strop away. That should get people through a few shaves anyway

Good luck to those who give this a shot! Thumbup

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 11-19-2012, 12:00 PM
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very generous

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 11-20-2012, 07:43 PM
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(11-13-2012, 12:10 AM)Kavik79 Wrote: ...just strop on newspaper...

Well. that sounds ok, but what exactly is it, and what's the URL I can download it from? I'll probably park it in Dropbox, so it'll be easy to use.

--Glenn

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 11-25-2012, 10:05 PM
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(11-20-2012, 07:43 PM)2clfrwrds Wrote:
(11-13-2012, 12:10 AM)Kavik79 Wrote: ...just strop on newspaper...

Well. that sounds ok, but what exactly is it, and what's the URL I can download it from? I'll probably park it in Dropbox, so it'll be easy to use.

--Glenn

ummmmmm....I just saw this now, and have no idea what you're asking

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