Classic Straight Razor

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Real Deal Straight Razor
This Straight Razor from Duluth Trading Company gives a close, precise shave and a satisfying experience compared to plastic razors.

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2.8

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Not shave ready (9)

Best Uses

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28), Yes (4)

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    1.0

    Get what you pay for

    By Paul

    from Beaver Falls, Pa.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Does Not Sharpen Does

      Best Uses

        not useable for shaving.
        Is only a novelty

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        • No

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        3.0

        Real Deal Razor

        By Sanlyn

        from Monmouth, OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful design

        Cons

        • Not very sharp

        Best Uses

          I've been wanting to try a straight razor for years, but they're so expensive in specialty shops. I saw this and figured for the price I couldn't go wrong.

          It's a nice piece, but doesn't seem very sharp. Could be me not knowing what to expect. I sent feedback to Duluth, and they sent me another one, but still doesn't seem sharp. I must be missing something.

          The razor is beautiful, has a nicely crafted handle, and opens and closes very smoothly, but aside from that, I haven't been able to even remotely get a close shave from it. Most people told me I'd cut myself badly on a straight razor. Not this one, at least out of the box. I need to learn how to sharpen it.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Been Wanting to Try One

          By Sanlyn

          from Monmouth, OR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Looking
          • Nice design

          Cons

          • Sharpness

          Best Uses

          • not sure

          Been wanting a straight razor for some time. I've looked at specialty stores and they were so expensive for something I jiust wanted to try. I saw this in the Duluth catalog and thought it might be a good option. When I got it I was really disappointed with how dull the blade seemed. I wrote customer service and they sent me a second one (excellent customer service), but that one didn't seem much better. It's a beautiful instrument, but not sure how useful it will be. I probably need to look into sharpening it myself.

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          • No

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't waste your time

          By Uberwolfe

          from Bolingbrook, IL

          Pros

          • None

          Cons

          • Not Sharp Enough To Use

          Best Uses

          • As A Movie Prop

          I ordered this because I wanted to move up from my Shavette and have a good old fashioned straight razor. When it delivered I tested it out. It wasn't even sharp enough to cut paper easily. I tried to strop it, it didn't even help the situation. When I buy a razor, I expect only one thing, that it is actually sharp. Shame on me for buying it. If I want a straight razor I really should just drop the money on a good one.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Hit and miss quality?

          By Mk

          from Fremont, indiana

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                This is my second razor, due to the returning of my first one that came with a split in the handle right at the pivot point of the brass pin that holds the blade. Both razors came sharp enough to shave with and look very nice. Time will tell on durability.
                Is usable and Would make an excellent display item.

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                • No

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great razor, not for little boys

                By L0keman

                from Merica!

                Pros

                • Easy to Sharpen
                • Extremely sharp
                • Holds an edge
                • Manly

                Cons

                • Ignorance

                Best Uses

                • daily

                I have been shaving with a straight razor for 20 years. I bought this one for travel since I have had two Dovo razors stolen while traveling. This thing shaves much better than I expected and strops up and holds an edge well. Ignore the low ratings, you can obviously see they have no clue how to even use a straight razor and probably aren't even old enough to need to shave. None of them even owned equipment to sharpen a blade, let alone hone a razor. You HAVE to strop it. Do not buy it if you do not have a strop or are buying a strop with it. It must be sharpened prior to EVERY use.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great straight razor!!

                By NeckcutterDan

                from Cape Girardeau, MO

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Buy a honing stone and a strop, or glue a piece of leather to a good piece of plywood and buy some chromium oxide. This razor is great! I was using an antique kraut & donnal but I have since replaced it with this as my daily shaver. You're not going to find a razor this good for the price anywhere else. Highly recommend.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Real Deal Straight Razor

                      By Denny

                      from Westland , MI

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Shaves well

                      Cons

                      • Needs To Be Sharper

                      Best Uses

                      • Shave Face

                      Now I need to get a leather strap to sharpen it . I still like it.

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                      • No

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                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      the razor is dull dull dull will not buy

                      By Burke the Bull

                      from Morgan Utah

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            it is dull dull dull dull dulll

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                            • No

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                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Little disappointed

                            By jensen_i_1775

                            from Oceanside,Ca

                            Pros

                            • Good weight
                            • Nice Look

                            Cons

                            • Not Shave Ready

                            Best Uses

                              I wanted to give straight razor shaving a try after I had it done once at a barber shop so I ordered this razor, I was impressed with the weight and look of the razor but very disappointed that it was not shave ready. Looking at the price I should have known better, but what can you do. I did have a friend of mine strop if for me and after a little work on his part it was all set and ready to go.

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