traderfjp wrote:Straight razors are the most economical but I don't think I'm that adventorous. Would they need to be honed after each shave? I like the ad posted. It's good advertising. You want a barber like shave then you need the right tools. Pretty clever. Is it hard to get a good shave with a straight razor? How does it compare to a DE?
I used one back in the '70s for a while when I was adveturesome.
I only strapped it once or twice a week, a good one will hold its edge a lot longer than a replacement type blade. I would recommend the use of a hot lather and the key is in the angle you hold it to your skin (cutting angle). It is fairly easy to use once you get the feel, just don't start practicing near a major blood vessel.
You will nick yourself a few times before you get used to it, a stiptic pencil should be handy the first few times.
You could go to the barber for a shave and watch how he handles the blade, angle, direction and of course the proper placement of the pinky finger, that is critical (you want to look good doing it, right?).
You will not get a closer shave than this.