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    My transitional step from DE to Straight Razors came with a "Basic Training" period with shavettes. Naturally I progressed to traditional straight razors and for several years used them almost exclusively but here lately I've rekindled my relationship with the much maligned shavette. Always a affordable, very low maintenance and great shaves, what's not to like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1OldGI View Post
    My transitional step from DE to Straight Razors came with a "Basic Training" period with shavettes. Naturally I progressed to traditional straight razors and for several years used them almost exclusively but here lately I've rekindled my relationship with the much maligned shavette. Always a affordable, very low maintenance and great shaves, what's not to like?
    Good thoughts 10OldGI!

    Guess that's one of the great things about this type of shaving. While I have a Parker, which I'm not overly impressed with, it did provide a great shave. Haven't used the thing in a long time.

    However, I could see at one point getting a nice Feather, change things up a bit, just like straights, some day's a nice 4/8th or 5/8th, others a monster 9/8 or a wedge, you can use what your mood dictates, which is great!

    It's fun and interesting to have different options available, and be able to have a cool selection of different tools!

    Cheers!

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    I have 2. 1 given to me by my uncle and 1 Duck for the collection. I got a case of DD blades and have yet to try either one of them. You guys almost make me think I should :<0).
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    I started off with a very cheap shavette that I put feather blades into. It was just to dip my toe before I bought a "proper" straight razor.
    However after a few weeks shaving with new straight razor I have found myself going back more and more to my shavette.
    I find it a much more consistent shave, which is probably to do with my poor stropping of my straight.
    I am considering making the switch back to shavette permanent but I will definitely need to upgrade my razor. I want one with the extra long blades as that is the one thing I prefer my straight over my shavette in.
    From what I've read on the forum am I to take it a feather shavette would suit me best?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10Pups View Post
    I have 2. 1 given to me by my uncle and 1 Duck for the collection. I got a case of DD blades and have yet to try either one of them. You guys almost make me think I should :<0).
    Well we talked you into a D/E a little while back if I remember correctly.
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    I am using a Italian shavette ( i live in Italy) the shavette is a Vanta RA 112 . It works with a half DE blade. Its main characteristic is to cover the angles of the blade. Is stainless steel made, 40 gr weight, well balanced. I use it everyday for a 3 passes shave with a Astra SP blade. It gaves to me Perfect shave without irritations or cuts..

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    I am big fan of shavettes. Have Feather AC DX, Weck Sextoblade, Hess Ezy Shave, Vanta Lama Intera (RA111) and some Turkish half-blade push type shavette. All of devices are great shavers but Feather AC DX with Super Pro inside is absolutely unbeatable choice!.

    For hair shaper shavettes such as Weck i would recommend Kismet blades. Sharpest and Smoothest!

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    Just stumbled into this thread. I did start with a Parker shavette four years ago, it was very helpful to get the hang of using a straight. I like all three options. Lately I've had to use a DE because of time constraints from a sometimes hectic schedule. I gave my Parker to a friend and he uses it all the time now. I might consider getting a fancier shavette, it's a good alternative for these days because of the no strop factor.
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    Yes, but with a shavette you can get the great shave of the straight without all issues with honing and stropping. Many prefer the shavette because it's a practical and simple solution especially if you aren't into all the acquisition disorders and just want a good shave.
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    If in had found the Feather razor a few years back I might not be doing this straight thing,, I love my razors, but I can get my Feather and a pro blade and get as good a shave, but then again I can get just as good with my DE ,, tc
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