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    Default Welcome to the Shavette Forum.

    Yea, I've heard it a million times before, shavettes aren't real straights. It's kind of like being a junior something like you really want to be a straight shaver but don't have the moxy to use one.

    Well don't you believe it! You've come to the place were shavettes reign supreme. Yea, over here it's the straight guys who are the odd ones.

    So step up and lets discuss shavettes and give those straight razor guys a run for the money.
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    And some of us 'Cut-Throats' here are interested in them as well, but know nothing whatsoever about them...So if someone is telling you it isn't a real razor, just ask them if they would like it jammed....No better not say that. Best just to smile and let them go on living in ignorance. Or send them to this forum to get educated I suppose.


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    Waiting............Shavette users? Maybe both of them are busy today.

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    Ok, not sure if this is a "shavette", but before I took the plunge in straights I got a "magic" from the local beautician shop. They take half a DE blade. I didn't want to spend lot of cash without trying something "close" to a straight. It was around 8 bucks I think. The shave was close with the cheapo blades it came with. Not much blood loss, (definitely some, those corners bite real easy). It peaked my interest into going ahead with straights. Since eventually I also started using safety razors I had a sampling of blades to try with it. I still use it in my rotation. Been shaving the "real way" with safety and straights for a year now and with that practice, when I do break it out, I rarely see blood. If I do, its weepers around my chin,(a problem area with all razors for me). Anyways, I still look at the Feathers and other shavettes online, but just cant seem to spend the money on them when I could buy a vintage straight or add to my soap/brush/strop collection.
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    Now, now,

    I got into straight shaving with a shavette style razor.

    I still have it (packed up at the moment with the series of recent events) and will not get rid of it.

    It was a great learning tool allowing me to focus on the shave and nothing else while first learning.

    It allowed me to know what sharp was as I begun to hone.

    It gave me the opportunity to bring my third eBay special (first two were hopeless) to life and put it into my shaving rotation with confidence.

    All this knowing the hone work, my stropping, and technique were at least up to the task.

    I almost took it to Houston for a work trip a while back just for the convenience but alas opted otherwise.

    The real steel allows for a smoother more comfortable shave in my opinion but my shavette will be with me for a long, long time.
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    I've been shaving with conventional western straights now for a year but I got started using a Dovo shavette loaded with half of a DE blade. Then I got a Feather Artist Club SS kamisori style handle razor which I used for about 6 months. The closest shaves I've ever gotten were from the Feather SS razor with Pro blades, doing WTG & XTG passes followed by a clean up ATG pass with a vintage Gillette Tech DE. I think it actually takes more skill to use a shavette because the DE blade is thinner than a normal straight. The Feather Razor using Pro or Super Pro blades is as sharp or sharper than the average straight. The Feather AC SS razor taught me to use a very light touch which was very helpful when I converted to conventional straights. The idea of a straight razor using replaceable blades is not a new idea. There are some vintage frameback straights that used replaceable blades that could be resharpened. Shaving with any type of blade with no safety bar is straight shaving. Nothing teaches you the complex contours of your face like straight shaving. I now enjoy using conventional straights along with the stropping and the periodic blade refreshing using a coticule and Crox. I use Lynn's modular strop loaded with 4 different type leathers. Whatever method we use, we should enjoy the journey.
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    Truth is, I've never tried one. Read all the warnings, cautions, bloodletting, and just stayed away.

    But, I'm up for most anything at least once, shaving gear, that is!! I just looked at SRD No Sharpen Straight Razors : and..........those things get expensive. Which one should I get, and blades? I don't really want the entry level, and I'll order from SRD......tomorrow!!

    Here's your chance to convert me, well, maybe.....not convert, but at least see what they're all about!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirStropalot View Post
    Truth is, I've never tried one. Read all the warnings, cautions, bloodletting, and just stayed away.

    But, I'm up for most anything at least once, shaving gear, that is!! I just looked at SRD No Sharpen Straight Razors : and..........those things get expensive. Which one should I get, and blades? I don't really want the entry level, and I'll order from SRD......tomorrow!!

    Here's your chance to convert me, well, maybe.....not convert, but at least see what they're all about!!

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    Nooooooo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    Nooooooo!
    I may need more than luck. I was just checking my blood bank card!!!
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    Got into this "sticky" through a link, so I didn't see the other thread. I'm moving over to this thread. What shavette/disposable blade SR do you have?

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