Yeah, sorry, shaving with a straight razor might be cheaper after the initial investment, but it’s never going to be the “closest shave you’ll ever have.” I’ve had professional straight shaves before, and while the experience is nice, it doesn’t get me as close in as few passes as my 3-bladed Schick Hydro. For one thing, the blades in a cartridge are going to be at the right angle every time versus trying to get it right with the straight razor. For another thing, there are, well, three of them. Plus I can use it in the shower because I don’t need a mirror to make sure I’m doing it right. It might be more expensive, but I’m going to stick with technology developed after the turn of the 20th century.