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
    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.

  • 4
    Mixed feelings

    Posted by Kevin Brooks on 10th Jun 2018

    I ordered this razor as a first straight razor and compared to my safety razor this is great. I’m still new so I’m still touching up with my safety razor, but I am getting closer shaves now than before. Shipping was fast and the product was as advertised to my expectations. After I received it I did some research and realized although they say it is “shave ready” it should still be honed again. I’ve read of Honers receiving the blade and finding pitting on the blade edge. Overall for me it is doing as expected.

  • 4
    Starts great but goes dull fast

    Posted by switchbladecity@yahoo.com on 15th May 2018

    I would give this more stars, but after watching the videos and how the product is portrayed , I was only able to get two shaves before the razor was beyond dull. The second shave tug and pulled so bad I had to finish with my safety razor. Not so great when advertised as shave ready. Kinda of a bummer.

  • 4
    It's great!

    Posted by Crash on 1st May 2018

    I'm a rookie straight razor user. I've used it 3 times now. I am very impressed with whoever is the current honemeister. I really like the weight of the blade. I definitely recommend this straight razor to 1st times.

    Now for my only complaint. I wish they would have tightened up the pin connecting blade to scales.

  • 4
    Visual Issues, but works great

    Posted by Hagen Boggs on 21st Apr 2018

    I have had this product for a week or two now, and after numerous shaves I can say that this razor is beautifully honed and ridiculously sharp (I have the nicks to prove it). I did, however, have a couple issues with the visual aspects of the product. The website was true in saying that with their high-def photos, what you see is what you get. The problems I had, however were not shown in the product photos or description. Upon opening the box, I immediately noticed that the acrylic scales were a bit roughed up on one side, almost like plastic that's been scraped along concrete. Upon looking at the razor itself, there were two nicks in the top of the blade, where the grind starts, along with a hairline fracture that runs along the spine about the whole length of the blade. While these defects do not impact performance, I was a little disappointed with the state the razor arrived in.

  • 5
    Love it with minor honing touch up..

    Posted by Giacomo Calabrese on 29th Mar 2018

    This razor really is as good as any other higher priced razor in terms of the quality shave you can get with it. I did have to hone to smooth it out some but it was quick and a wonderful shaver afterwards. I would buy of these no problem. You do have to work on other Gold Dollar razors that makes this purchase worth the price.

  • 5
    The 208

    Posted by Brennan Bradley on 8th Sep 2017

    The razor showed up ready to shave. I have had other razors say they would be shave ready, and have not been. This razor was 100% shave ready. It is nice to support quality.

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!