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Think he means the razor. It can get a little tedious to be fair
All part of the fun ! Though if you don’t want the extra work of straight razor maintenance I would strongly recommend a feather DX with the plus blades! Frighteningly sharp but the shave is amazing! I started with one - even had it rescaled it’s so nice! Drop a fresh blade in when needed and your good to go - surgical stainless so no issues of rust etc!CBE0BBF7-DB5A-498A-B111-8EF9007797D5.jpeg
 
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All part of the fun ! Though if you don’t want the extra work of straight razor maintenance I would strongly recommend a feather DX with the plus blades! Frighteningly sharp but the shave is amazing! I started with one - even had it rescaled it’s so nice! Drop a fresh blade in when needed and your good to go - surgical stainless so no issues of rust etc!View attachment 38911
Haha yeah, I've got straights and a 12k to keep em going. I'm willing, but I admit it might be easier if you didn't have to
 
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Interesting ! I took that route, I have a yellow lake stone and a coticule, every 6-7 shaves per razor and they get a light touch up then a few passes on a flax /chrome oxide strop - as good ad new every time - hanging hair test blitzed every time !
Was the thing that put me off real straights initially but in reality is not to much hassle - stropping is kind of therapeutic!
 
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The design comes directly from the a lancet produced originally by ‘Mappin’ ! I’ve asked the maker to reproduce, the only slight twist is an elongated tail and gun stock scales! It is however not to dissimilar to an original. If you like to see it’s brother /sister look at rigarazors on eBay ! This is probably more similar to the original with regards to the scale design !
Not sure about the reasons for such a design, weight reduction perhaps is possible given it’s a 9/8th , but it just firsthand looks awesome and shaves just as well so perhaps somebody can chime in to explain??
 
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Ps the old school design was a modification of the “frame back” type of razor ! Perhaps there is more of a historian out there to give us the low down !
 
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Look up Mappin lancet ! Nowt faux about it . The design is true to the maker albeit I’ve incorporated a slight monkey tail as I’ve big hands!
 
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