straight razor restoration

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  1. randyt

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    I have several old straight razors that had belonged to my grandfather and father. Years ago I shaved with a straight razor. I want to get back to using one. I have a few stones and straps. Any straight razor gurus on the forum that can get me steered in the right direction?
     
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    Check out this shop near me. I have not had them do any work for me, but I was able to pick up some stropping compound and get a few tips to restore a straight razor that belonged to great-grandfather.

    http://www.maggardrazors.com
     
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    I belong to several shaving forums, but the one I visit daily (just like here) is The Shave Den. There's lots of good info, including how to use and maintain Straights.
    http://theshaveden.com
     
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    Bnb is a solid forum as @Outdoor Dauber mentioned. One of the guys from work is a collector/restorer/seller. He hooked me up with my vintage horn handled straight razor. Stone sharpening is an art alone. I maintain my blade with a hobby sheet of balsa wood with green paste on one side, red paste the other and a hanging barber leather strop.
     
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    Anyone know what happened to straightrazorplace?
     
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    If you shave in the shower, don't drop that straight razor. That's the extent of my knowledge about straight razors.
     
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    Royalshave.com is a great place sraightrazordesigns.com as well anything interesting in your collection?
     
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