If you are new to straight razor shaving or buying as a gift for a beginner, it can be helpful to buy a straight razor starter kit (or cut throat razor starter kit if you prefer).
Straight Razor Kit
Our kits include the essential items to get you started and one or two other items which we think are sensible additions. We do not include any pastes with our shaving starter kits as they are really designed to ensure you have everything you need on Day One. We do recommend though that you read our information on caring for your razor.
Which Straight Razor Shaving Kit?
Some of our shaving kits include a strop, brush and other useful accessories together with a Dovo Best Quality razor which we believe is an excellent choice as a straight razor for a beginner. We also offer kits which comprise only the accessories. These are really for customers who perhaps wish to spend rather more on the razor of their choice. Also listed in this section are some other razors which we consider to be suitable for someone who is new to straight razors.
The accessories vary according to whether you are looking for a shaving soap (which therefore comes with a bowl as well) or if you prefer a shaving cream. There are fans of both. Shaving cream produces a lather more easily while shaving soap can produce better glide but takes a little more to produce the lather. The Osma soap is very traditional and needs to be worked to produce a lather but has astringent properties while the Proraso and Kent shaving soaps and creams inlcuded in our shaving kits are tried and tested brands with a long heritage.
Please note that if you are new to straight razor shaving we have a free download guide available here which contains lots of advice and information. We ask only that you register with us. We do not intend to constantly bombard our registered users with marketing emails, but we would like to send out occasional mails advising of new products and special offers.