Should you try a straight razor?

Should you try a straight razor?

Are you a shaving enthusiast that hasn’t tried a straight razor?  If so, this article is for you.

My personal opinion is that trying a straight razor is a good part of the shaving journey.  My personal experience is that I shaved with them for a long time, though prefer safety razors and now use them most of the time. I’m also a fan of shaving with a straight, though using a safety razor for the finishing touches.  Having tried all methods, I prefer a Feather Shavette with Schick Proline P30 blades.  A shavette is a type of straight razor that uses replaceable blades.

There are less expensive ways to determine if purchasing a straight razor, strop and associated gear are the right move.  My preferred recommendation is to get an inexpensive shavette that takes Artist Club blades, combined with less aggressive Artist Club blades. There are plenty of these inexpensive shavettes on Amazon and eBay.

Thank you for reading!!

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Hendrix Classics offers a fantastic introduction to the world of straight razors!
We offer a variety of honing stones, strops, and sharpening accessories to keep your razor performing at its best.
Griffith Shaving Goods provides a wealth of resources, including instructional videos and articles, to help you master the shaving technique and proper care for your straight razor.

Matt Wojtaszek

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