Razor Emporium Beginner Straight Razor Gold Dollar 208 SHAVE READY

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This is your ticket to self sufficiency and manliness. America's greatest generation used straight razors and no you can experience the closeness, the daring, and the satisfaction of using a real razor. The 6/8" blade is easy to maneuver & see. The bottom jimps gives you a good grip and the round tip is forgiving and sleek! Made Shave Ready by our very own in-house honemiester, with sexy masculine custom acrylic scales handcrafted for each blade, this straight was cared for no different than our most coveted straight razors. And at 1/3 the price for the same quality shave as a Dovo, it cannot be beat. And, if you really don't like it, we'll take it back.

  • Best Value Starter Razor - Sharpened by our team and always Shave Ready out of the box
  • Never buy another blade again! Become self sufficient.
  • Constructed from quality hardened carbon steel
  • High quality hardened 3" x 6/8" carbon steel blade is easy to judge angles, strop, & hone.
  • Shave better. Shave like a man.
  • These razors usually can be found online for cheaper but they do not arrive shave-ready. 
  • We grind the bevel and completely sharpen the blade and make it shave-ready for you out of the box. 

25 Reviews

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  • 2
    Not shave ready

    Posted by Jody on 15th Oct 2019

    This is advertised as shave ready it was not shave ready

  • 4
    Beginner straight razor.

    Posted by John North on 28th Jul 2019

    Good entry razor - Went to a DE razor then this entry level straight razor. Good starting point to see if I want to shave this way -- yes.

  • 5
    Gold Dollar 208 shave ready straight razor

    Posted by Gil Dotson on 11th Jun 2019

    It really shaved right out of the box. My best straight shave so far, but I’m still figuring this all out.

  • 3
    Not terrible.. I guess...

    Posted by Brett Yoakum on 24th Apr 2019

    I was able to shave with it out of the "box" (plastic bag), so that was good. It wasn't as sharp as my shavette, so I may send it out to get re-honed.. though that's another $20 + shipping.. so, i'm not sure what i'm going to do. I did buy the travel strop with it, so I'll try stropping it first. I wouldn't buy one of these again though. Seems a bit expensive for the quality.

  • 5
    Gold Dollar 208 Ready to Go

    Posted by Brian P. Greer on 18th Apr 2019

    I got this razor after trying to shave with this Boss razor that was free, just pay for shipping. Not a good start. Now this little Gem Really gets the job done. I love it. And it really is Shave Ready. Now I just wish i could afford that cool Tee shirt. I have to wait

  • 5

    Posted by MARK ANDREW on 23rd Mar 2019

    I wrote a review about a month ago regarding this razor. After getting it re-honed, it is my go-to razor. I have a more expensive razor that I alternate with. I like the weight of this razor as I am using it.

  • 5
    Good starter razor

    Posted by MARK ANDREW on 21st Feb 2019

    Just getting started with straight edge shaving. When the straight edge came I wasn’t sure if it was quite sharp enough. Made some mistakes stropping the blade and send it back to be rehoned. When it came back it felt much sharper. This company is very good at educating you with all the videos and emails. I highly recommend razor emporium.

  • 5
    Very Nice Razor for the Money

    Posted by Unknown on 3rd Jan 2019

    For the price this razor is very good. Came to me easily passing the HHT. RE does a very good job re-profiling the razor to make subsequent honings much easier.

  • 5
    Impressed - Beginner

    Posted by JULIANA OTT on 6th Aug 2018

    No beard to shave however I've wanted to learn how to use a straight razor. So I lady-balls up and bought this one with the leather/canvas strop.

    Still in the process of learning as I use it on my legs. Not skilled enough for my armpits - I save those for my safety razor. I've got the right leg down flawlessly, left leg is still in progress.

    Out of the box, this razor was quite sharp. No pulling on the skin and I had a clean first shave. Haven't had to hone it yet, and I'm on my third time using it. I'll use it on the strop after each use.

    I think next time if I were to get another one, I would get one with a shorter blade as when shaving my legs I don't use the end 1/4" of the blade. Other than that, I really do like it and get a much closer shave on my legs with this versus the safety razor or disposable ones.

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Browse our large selection of high-quality new & vintage razors, shaving products, and accessories that we have hand-selected for their quality to insure that you have the best shaving experience from the start. Specializing in vintage shaving gear, you can shop with ease for professionally restored and sanitized razors that have been adjusted, photographed in high-resolution and arrive Shave-Ready. Buy with confidence knowing that we stand behind everything we sell and service. What you see online is exactly what you will get. We guarantee it!