A few weeks ago, I was watching the movie "1984," and I noticed that part about Winston Smith needing razor blades. Well, I thought about straight razors, and how convenient they can be if you just don't have a supply of razor blades for your safety razor. Is the upkeep on straight razors expensive? I know you need something to sharpen it with. Do you need oil to keep it from rusting? And is that oil expensive? Hard to find?

I guess I should look on Badger and Blade, but as I don't shave but once a month or so, and I shave different parts than most of the forum members on Badger and Blade, I felt more comfortable asking here!