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Good Straight Razor Brands
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Good Straight Razor Brands

Knowing the difference between the bad and the good straight razor brands will save you a lot of money and time. If you're a beginner, I know that you don't want to just jump straight in and buy the most expensive brand. With something like straight razor shaving, you're most likely going to want to just "give it a try" first.

That's no excuse for buying a poor quality razor though. Honestly, the cheap ones you can find on Amazon and elsewhere are bordering on junk. Like all razors, they will come "blunt", but unlike quality razors, they will be almost impossible to sharpen. Then, once you have finally sharpened them (either yourself or by a professional), they will get nicks, imperfections, and blunt again in no time.

It's not a case of choosing a fancy design over a plain design when you choose your razor brand, it's a case of choosing to be able to enjoy your shave, or choosing to waste your money.

There are at least two brands available quite commonly on the Internet right now that I would definitely recommend you stay away from. They are Kriegar, and Gold Dollar. At worst you could use them for a prop in a movie or as an ornament. At best you might be able to peel some fruit with them. I won't go into too much detail here, because I'd rather save the space for the good brands, as befits the title of the article.

Good Straight Razor Brands: Dovo

The best choice not only for beginners, but also those wanting a reliable, quality brand. Dovo are both the movie stars and the work-horses of the straight razor brand. They are the most well known, most widely distributed, and their factories are the most prolific. If you do find a Dovo, whether it's one of the lower end "Dovo finest" or the higher end "Dovo Master's", you can rest assured it is a quality purchase.

Dubl Duck

Another quality brand that is no longer manufactured. You can still find many of them floating around on eBay and even some new models listed on straight razor websites. Dubl Duck are definitely worth considering if you find one in good condition.

Giesen and Forsthoff

Another quality company that produces excellent blades of similar quality to Dovo, but at lower prices. Their lack of fame and popularity makes them great for those looking for something more affordable, as their prices are not pushed high by popularity.

Those are the three brands I would recommend the most, but there are always others that you will find. The key things to consider when you are choosing a brand are:

  • Price - If it seems too low, it's not worth it
  • Condition - If it's not brand new, does it have many imperfections?
  • Reputation - What information can you find online about it?

I am sure that if you bear the above points in mind, you will not go wrong and make a purchase that turns out to be junk.


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