Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.When I ordered this razor the ad specifically mentioned jimps. Just now when I received the razor, there are no jimps and the ad has been changed to reflect such. It would be a better razor if they were present since with wet hands, you need more "traction". I would give 5 stars had there been jimps on the razor.
When I ordered this razor the ad specifically mentioned jimps. Just now when I received the razor, there are no jimps and the ad has been changed to reflect such. It would be a better razor if they were present since with wet hands, you need more "traction". I would give 5 stars had there been jimps on the razor.
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.I just used this razor and cannot be happier! This razor gave me my best shave yet, and slices through facial hair like a hot knife through butter! Whoever the honemeister at west coast shaving is should have his hands blessed by the Pope! Thank you very much west coast shaving!
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.This razor is amazing i love it and i will never go back to using cartridges no more!!!
Dovo "Pearl" Straight Razor, Imitation Pearl Handle, 5/8".I got this razor and was very impressed with the quality and detail. Shaves great. I will definitely be purchasing another.
Dovo "Encina" 6/8" Spanish Oak Straight Razor.This is my first straight razor. So far this razor is performing a lot better than the Shavette razor I was using (using shark blades). Seems like the West Coast Shaving honemeister's did an excellent job. The razor was truly "shave ready" out of the box. I liked the performance of the shavette however, the Encina is much better. Using the Encina as my first straight razor has been an all around positive shaving experience.
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.Its been a couple of weeks since this beautiful razor landed on my doorstep. It not only looks the goods but it shaves oh so smoooooothly. Whomever the honemeister is that honed this beast should be commended. The only "negative" thing that I would say is that these razors no longer come with jimps but that's not a big deal.
Dovo "Special" Tortoise 5/8 Straight Razor.I am extremely happy with this razor. The scales are really classy looking and the whole razor is very tight and solid. Even though I'm relatively new to straight razor shaving, I had a very good shave with this. It came professionally honed by WestCoastShaving and felt great. I spent quite a bit of time looking for a new straight razor that was affordable. For the quality of this razor and honing provided, this is a bargain that can't be beat. I waited for it to be in-stock and it was well worth it.
Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.From box to a few strops (its what i do) to face. Excellent blade. Great Job from WCS on the hone. Highly recommend.
Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.I decided to splurge and treat myself to a world class straight razor. Great decision. Keep this baby honed and stropped and the whiskers come off like butter off a hot knife. Not terribly impressed with the "historical packaging" and the "certificate of authenticity," though. The packaging is just a cardboard box and the coa is just a small slip of paper with a bit of information about Boker. However, what really matters is the razor itself and the Arbolito is outstanding. I love the personalized serial number stamped into the blade. The scales are very light and decorated by hand with embedded inlays. The blade is entirely handmade. The Arbolito is a welcome addition to the stable.
Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.Beautiful instrument !!!!! What more can I say.....or needs to be said? I am delighted!
Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black My boyfriend absolutely loved his straight razor for his birthday. He used it literally the night he got it. He could not believe how clean shaven he felt after. It was all he was asking for his birthday.
Boker 4/8" H. Boker & Co Straight Razor, Black "The razor arrived quickly and needed only minor stropping to shave. The pivot pin was very loose and was tightened with light peening on an anvil. The razor is light and fast, a pleasure to shave with. I would buy it again.
Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.Excellent razor. Light and elegant. Surprisingly great hone, just a quick strop and right to the face. Seemed to shave faster.
Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.Just ordered this razor and I'm very impressed. Fancy and easy to use and a great close shave. I give this 4 stars instead of 5 because my ultimate and true favorite is the Boker silver steel 6/8. Now that's a razor that's pure perfection. This is a close second in my opinion, Just doesn't top my favorite. This does look really good and it's performance is exceptional. No complaints on any part of this beauty, Well worth the money spent.
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor I read everything I could on straight edge razors and compared the offerings of several sites. My son was very surprised and pleased with his Christmas gift.
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor "Beautiful razor...great smooth shave for the 1st time, but had to send it off for rehoning after only 1 shave. Fast shipping!
Dovo Diamant 5/8" Straight Razor with Black Blade "This razor is super sharp and gets my thick Rasputin beard off my face!
Dovo Forestal 5/8" Straight Razor with Cocobolo Wood Scales Beautiful razor! The honed edge was superb. Allowing a great shave.
Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle.The blade seemed the same as other 6/8 the Dovo I bought 3 years ago, even though it was half hollow. Shaves great, came with a good edge. However, there was some rust stain left on the blade from finish hone. This cleaned off with some gun solvent and 0000 steel wool. Still a great shaving blade. I'm new to straight razors, thus I'm not sure what the difference is between the $100 blade compared to the $400+ blade. Only other thing that might be good to have is the SS Dovo blade at the $200 range.
Dovo "The Gentleman" 5/8 inch Yew Wood Straight Razor.I think these German razors...5/8 & full hollow...offer great feel, economical price and a soft and silky result found nowhere else. Yew wood is an interesting choice-the wood of the legendary English longbows-has such high natural oil content it mostly won't accept a man- made finish over what it was created with. Great & thoughtful choice for razor scales!
Dovo "Special" Tortoise 5/8 Straight Razor.The moment I pulled it from the box I could feel the quality and balance; pins were tight... blade is precision work. Everything about this razor is quality. It came shave ready and performed flawlessly. Kudo's to the honemeister that serviced this blade before shipping. I love the tortoise shell scales; reminds me of my grandfathers razor. Very pleased with the service and support West Coast Shaving; bringing all my shaving needs your way.
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.Newbie here, and I'm really enjoying this razor. Becoming more proficient with every shave. The Astrale feels good in the hand, nice weight to it and comings ready to use out of the box. Careful, this blade is surgical sharp from the get-go. WCS, is a great company to do business with. Fast delivery and product decently priced. Looking forward to another blade purchase as these will become heirlooms.
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.Just purchased a Boker for the first time. This is a pretty impressive blade to begin with. The steel is superb, It is well balanced, fits perfectly into your hand, and is just a marvel to admire. The shave of course is outstanding as would be expected from any razors that are from Solingen Germany. The price is well within reason, and this will make a fine addition to anyones razor collection. I give this razor 5*stars for, Appearance, functionality, looks and design, and price range. Well worth your investment!
Dovo Forestal 5/8" Straight Razor with Cocobolo Wood Scales.I purchased this razor to replace a similar Dovo razor I bought over 25 years ago (I broke the scales accidentally, but the razor is still in excellent, super sharp condition.) Anyway, the quality of the Forestal is outstanding, and it provides a close comfortable shave.
Boker 6/8 Silver Steel Straight Razor, Faux Tortoise Scales.Arrived ready to use. Beautiful razor; gives a great shave and West Coast has the best price I found for this Boker.
Arrived ready to use. Beautiful razor; gives a great shave and West Coast has the best price I found for this Boker.
Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle "This is a well made instrument. I had WCS hone it for me and it is really sharp. It feels really good in your hands and shaves really nice. It's really good quality for the price. Definitely a good starter straight razor.
Boker 5/8" Arbolito Straight Razor.This razor is beautiful, if slightly delicate feeling. Easy to keep tuned, I cannot say anything bad about this razor. This is a wonderful gift for the man that appreciates the beauty and craftsmanship.
Dovo Bergischer Lowe Buffalo Horn 5/8" Straight RazorGood razor. Tip is quite sharp, not for beginners.
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.The razor is extremely well made, and there were no problems with WCS in the entire process.
Dovo Forestal 5/8" Straight Razor with Cocobolo Wood Scales I recently purchased this (which I had been eyeing for a year) and I decided it was time to lose the disposable razor and jump into a straight razor setup. NOTE: I am new to this whole experience and I have no guidance outside of my own research. let me tell you, after shaving with a straight razor daily for 3 weeks, I will never go back! I started out building confidence for a few days by only doing my right cheek and then jumped into the full deal. with this quality DOVO razor the things that I like are the rounded corners, a full hollow blade and a nice 5.8 size. those were things I found were perfect for beginners and pros alike. I have not yet cut myself which shows that the razor is forgiving. I love it and highly recommend it to everyone! strop twice daily, and do not get water in the hinge pin and NEVER store it in the bathroom to prevent the moisture from damaging it over time. if you take care of your razor it will outlast your children.
Dovo Bergischer Lowe Buffalo Horn 5/8" Straight Razor.Great blade and as always great service
Dovo "Astrale" Ebony 5/8" Straight Razor.I am still learning the art of straight razor shaving. That said, this was a very satisfying razor for a beginner. It seems easy to control, and once you hone it and get it shave ready, it performs very well. The absolute selling point is the price. As far as good quality, brand new, straight razors are concerned, this was the cheapest one that I found. I am very happy with it, and recommend it to anyone looking to learn the art of straight razor shaving.
Dovo Inox Olivewood 5/8" Straight Razor.The razor came sharp and had the hone date on it, which was nice. What was really nice about this purchase was the amazing customer service.
Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle.I purchased this as my first venture into using a straight razor and couldn't be happier. It came very sharp the hone date on it was just a few day before it arrived. The shave I am getting is crazy! my wife loves the closeness and I have embraced the routine I have developed when shaving. This looks to be the start of an adventure into shaving! wish I had switched years ago!
Boker 5/8" King Cutter Straight Razor, Black.I am joking, of course. This is my first straight edge razor, so I don't have much to compare it to. I am getting better with it the more I use it. There is really not much to report... the weak link to any straight razor is the person using it. The blade is sharp, I keep it honed with my strop, and I do my best. I am becoming more and more satisfied with the shave I get as I become more accustomed to using it. It has a good feel to it, and I am pretty satisfied that I have bought a quality razor. I am not sure what a non-quality razor feels like, and I have cut myself, but that's because there is a learning curve involved in using a device such as this. I have dropped it once, and it didn't shatter, I guess that's good. I would have to say that this is a good razor. I feel really happy about it.
Dovo Inox Olivewood 5/8" Straight Razor This is the first straight razor I have purchased. The razor came promptly and it was sharpened. For me personally it needed a little bit more to be shave-ready but it definatly was useable. So after a slight stoning on a 8000 grit waterstone and a stripping this thing will cut you just by looking @ it. I highly recommend both the product and the company!!!!
Dovo "The Gentleman" 5/8 inch Yew Wood Straight Razor.I cannot say enough about this little razor. It holds an edge for about 3-4 stroppings until you need to cromox it on the dedicated strop again. Maybe about 10 shaves or better before your touching it up on a 12K stone for finishing. The scales are a decent set and the build seems to be typical German quality they are known for. I do wish it had a slight bit more heft to the blade weight but that is a 5/8 for you. The etching is very nicely done and I have even inspected it under a jewelers loupe closely. This will be a great rotation shaver for some time to come. I really like Dovo's and mainly any quality German razor from Solingen. A very well balanced and weekly shaver!
Dovo 6/8" Straight Razor with Black Handle.The razor came shave ready and was delivered when they said it would be. No complaints