Straight Razor Beginner Wet Shave Kit - Options For Every Budget!

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These kits are perfect for those who have always wanted to try straight razor/ traditional wet shaving but were not certain of where to start. Each kit includes a Shave Ready straight edge finished on a 20K grit stone (smooth as glass) and a strop to maintain this edge.

We understand it can be overwhelming seeing so many varieties of shaving supplies out there. That is why we have gathered the perfect shave kit made for those who may be new or returning to the world of wet shaving or upgrading from a safety razor. Wet shaving is the answer to so many struggling with the high cost of cartridge razors, or the cheap painful shaves from shaver clubs like dollar shave club.

If you would like to make any substitutions/upgrades please call and speak with our team! 855-264-1199

Kits Include: 

  1. Give it a Try 2. The Essentials 3. Most Recommended
Straight Razor Shave Ready 208 Gold Dollar Shave Ready 208 Gold Dollar Shave Ready 208 Gold Dollar
Strop  RE Travel Strop RE 3" Maroon Latigo or English Bridle & Canvas Strop RE 3" Maroon Latigo or English Bridle & Canvas Strop
Brush Omega Boar Travel Omega Boar Razor Emporium Pure Black Badger
Shaving Cream Proraso Travel Sample Arko Cool Shaving Cream Proraso Green Shaving Cream
Lather Bowl Chrome Bowl Chrome Bowl Chrome Bowl
Stand n/a Brush Plastic Stand Brush and Razor Stand - Steel
Nick Solutions n/a n/a Styptic Pencil

The Brushes


Left: Omega Boar Travel

Boar whips up a lather quickly and easily. This brush is great for travel use and trying out wets having! Length: 76mm

Middle: Omega Boar

Boar hair whips up a lather quickly and easily. Stiff bristles are great for exfoliation. Length: 126 mm

Right: Razor Emporium Pure Badger

Pure Black Badger is the most luxurious of the shaving brushes. Soft badger hair is great
for all skin types and builds a lather quickly! Length: 107 mm





The Soaps 

Left: Proraso Travel Samples

Classic barbershop scent, easy to lather shaving cream, pre-cream for extra glide, and anti-irritation aftershave balm. Volume: 10 ml

Middle: Arko Cool

Classic barbershop scent, easy to lather shaving cream, enough to last several months. Volume: 94ml

Right: Proraso Green Shaving Cream

Classic barbershop scent, easy to lather shaving cream, enough to last many months,
highly recommended by shavers everywhere. Volume: 150 ml



35 Reviews

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  • 5
    Best. Beginner. Kit. Ever!

    Posted by Mark on 23rd Mar 2018

    As previously stated, thoroughly enjoyed my first shave with a straight razor and after not knowing where to go or what to buy I am thoroughly satisfied with my purchase from Razor Emporium!

  • 5
    The kit that's go you covered

    Posted by Nicholas on 28th Jan 2018

    The "Most Recommended" kit has everything you will need to get you cutting those whiskers with that straight razor. The kit comes with quality products and a in house crafted strop that gets the job done.

  • 4
    Everything you need for a start!

    Posted by Sahan Dissanayake on 15th Jan 2018

    The bundle is perfect for starters like me, I especially love the shaving cream and the brush, however I found that the blade needs more sharpening, I didn't really get the closest shave that I hoped for, but I'm hoping maybe after few rounds of honing on that leather strap this might change. Anyway it's still a good deal.

  • 5
    Very happy birthday present

    Posted by Ed J on 23rd Nov 2017

    My wife got this for me and I love it. Very glad it came with the travel strap. Definitely a good strap to practice on. I never thought it was so easy to cut the strap. I would very much recommend this starter kit.

  • 5
    Highly recommend, worth every penny

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Nov 2017

    I just got my straight razor kit today and used it for the first time. I got the most recommended and the razor was definitely shave ready and it was an awesome experience! After watching their youtube videos i felt more than ready to shave with the razor and i didn't even cut myself in the slightest. The company itself is very helpful. It took awhile to ship because they were out of the leather strop that was supposed to come, but they got in contact with me and were very helpful in figuring out how to fix the issue. Highly recommend putting the money into getting the kit, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5
    Great intro product

    Posted by Freya on 17th Oct 2017

    I purchased the shave starter kit and was very pleased with the blade as well as the poraso shave products. The blade is a refurbished Gold Dollar and is working well!!

  • 5
    Above All Expectations

    Posted by Michael Bennett on 31st Aug 2017

    Absolutely awesome starting kit. Everything you need to get started and amazingly sharp and ready to shave out of the box. Could NOT be happier with my purchase. Shipping was way quicker than expected and FREE
    If you are thinking about it, BUY IT!!!

  • 5
    This Kit Saved Me!

    Posted by nik on 18th Jul 2017

    Recently to writing this review I got interested in straight razor shaving. I did my research, or so I thought, and went to a Men's "shave store" in the local fancy shopping center. A number of variables, including a sales person who was clearly very new and left on his own to man the shop, and a straight razor that wasn't properly honed and prepped for sale, led me to a very disappointing and expensive experience. All the hype of straight razor shaving seemed to fly out the window in those first weeks of very underwhelming and frustrating shaved. I wasn't going to give up yet though! I had been following the Razor Emporium online and saw their video on their starter kits. Thank God for that. This kit comes prepped, with a razor that is already balanced, honed, and stropped. Man, it made a world of difference. The kit also comes with some great Proraso product, some of which I hadn't tried until the kit. I regret not finding this kit earlier - for the price and experience it is an absolute miracle. Cannot recommend this kit enough. Thank your Razor Emporium for putting in the work and attention to detail, and for this awesome kit. I foresee buying this kit as a gift for some of my friends come the Hollidays.

  • 5
    Nice straight razor kit for beginners

    Posted by Frank Gambina on 7th Jul 2017

    Overall, the kit came with everything it stated online and was packaged nicely. I didn't receive it until 3 weeks after I ordered it but it was worth the wait. The GD 208 razor was shave ready and looked nice. I did get quite a few nicks but that's the result of using a straight razor for the first time and being a newbie to straight razor shaving inspite of all the video tutorials I've watched. As I'm doing this review I've used the razor a total of 3 times already and I've seen an improvement in my techniques and had less nicks. I'm still trying to get accustomed to using a straight and I know eventually by practicing I'll be a pro in no time. The proraso shaving cream smells pretty good and lathers nicely. The pre-shave proraso cream smells just as good as the shaving cream and you can feel the menthol on your skin and if you like menthol like I do you will get a pleasant menthol scent emanating from it. The aftershave balm has a mild pleasant scent and is not overpowering at all. I didn't get any menthol feel on the skin and don't smell any in it. It made my skin feel good and smooth. I didn't get any dry feeling. The metal bowl is decent and sturdy looking and does the job if your looking to dab some of the cream in it and swirl the brush it came with inside as well. I've done the latter and developed a pretty good thick consistent lather with hardly any bubbles and nice peaks. I only used maybe a teaspoon of water to get those results. The brush is pretty small, smallest brush I have in my arsenal but it does the job for a brush with synthetic hair. What do you expect from a starters kit? Hopefully this review was helpful.

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