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. 

28 Reviews

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  • 5
    Beginner Straight Razor.

    Posted by Raymond Foxwell on 23rd Jul 2020

    Razor is made fairly well with good quality material. Grips nice handles well and nicely sharpened.

    I purchased the razor to see if I could and would like using a straight razor. The videos were very helpful and inspired confidence.

    Shaving with a straight razor is easier than expected and not as scary. I actually find it
    Find it relaxOmg because it requires me to focus on the task at hand.

    I now shave at night so that I can take my time , focus and enjoy the experience. I use to shave in the morning and rush through it to get ready for work. I did not find that as enjoyable.

    I have bough a vintage straight razor from here and look forward to using it but I want to get a few more shaved under my belt with this one. I also want to get more practice on the beginner strop before I strop the vintage razor.

    I cannot explain it, but for me, shaving with a razor the a quality razor that was made over a hundred years ago iAds something extra to the experience.

    I am already researching and looking for another vintage razor.

    Once again, received excellent service and received good quality to excellent quality items for Razor Emporium.

  • 4
    starter razor

    Posted by Chris Cerrudo on 3rd Jul 2020

    Good starter razor, will use this until I figure out if I want to go this route or stay with my DE.

  • 4
    A good Budget Razor with Outstanding Customer Support

    Posted by Logan M. on 1st Jun 2020

    The razor itself is exactly what you pay for. It will show up razor sharp, ready to deliver a smooth shave, but the steel itself is of lesser quality and I imagine it will ding and divot pretty easily. Here’s why I’m so impressed: I ordered my first razor on a Saturday and it arrived on Monday afternoon, so the shipping was great, when it showed up it was dull, dinged, and couldn’t shave the hair off my arm let alone my face. I called razor emporium and within a few minutes they not only sent out a brand new razor but gave me a new strop as well. When I asked them if this was a common issue for them, they responded by saying that because each razor is sharpened and honed by hand, some will slip through the cracks and get shipped out in less than ideal quality, but they will always replace faulty razors and do what they can to make things right. The staff I spoke with was friendly, intelligent, and able to help make me feel better about choosing them for my first straight razor. If money was no issue I would have gone one step up and bought the DOVO as I have extremely sensitive skin so the higher the quality of steel the less I break out, but if you’re looking for a great shave on a budget, this is the product, and company to chose.

  • 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.

Why Choose Razor Emporium?

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!