Originally Posted by Spazzrico
That's what I'm talkin' about! I would love to eventually go straight razor. Eventually I'll invest in the razor and strop (which seems expensive). Until then, wet shaving with the safety double....(guys really don't know what they are missing until they check out a luxurious cream with a great scent).
Never tried Jahher or Muhle, I like Astra so far and I really don't like Shark.
Jagger and Muhle are brands of DE razors, not blades.
For blades I like Feather, Gillette 7 OClock Yellows and a few others. Astra's aren't bad either, they are made in the same factory as the Gillettes.
You can get some inexpensive straights and strop combos for newbies. There is no need to invest in a super expensive setup until you have your technique down. My first straight razor was an $80 Dovo Special and a $25 strop. If you like vintage straights (some are fantastic, BTW) you can pick up a shave ready straight razor for around $40.
Besides Badger & Blade, you can check out www.straightrazorplace.com