Are you old enouph, or just strange like me, to remember useing a straight razor for shaveing? Yes (LOL) I used to be clean shaved at one time and in the summer still usualy shave the neck and some patches of the face and I generaly use a straight razor when I do. I was just wondering if anyone remembered what folks generaly used to use on their strops to treat them and make them do a good job or if most of them just used straight leather? Also since most straight razors have always been carbon steel and do get exposed to water, how did most folks treat or oil the blades to avoid rust or was it justkept clean from daily use? I was also wondering if anyone knew where you could still get a decent straight razor and or strop? I still have one of my razors (used to have 3 but a room mate destroyed one useing it to cut something or other and broke out a chunk of the blade and lost another) but the strop was lost several years ago and a leather belt or boot just dont do as well. I also was wonderinghow many if any of the folks here still shave or ever have shaved with a straight razor? I prefer them since for me they are easier on my face (IF sharp like it should be) and gives a better shave than anything elseon ME. I also like not haveing to replace it every time it gets a little dull, you just take a few passes on the strop and its good as new, same one lasts a few decades at least. I figure they would also be great in a post SHTF situation not only for the longevity but also for the fact it can be used for so much more than a safety razor, like FINE cutting, a scalpel when needed, skinning a criter as a last resort, etc. So dose anyone else use one, ever used one much, or remember much about dad or grandpa useing one?