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#1
What do you think of shavettes? i recently ordered one and want to get some insight.
#2
Go slow until you learn your angle for your face and go extra light and you will do fine.

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#3
Just keep the expectations reasonable. Don't try to do too much too fast. I"ve never cut myself but I don't do ATG and it took a while before I could do better than CCS.
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#4

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Arizona
Love both the ones I have (Parker SR1 and Feather AC SS non folding). I get some of my best shaves from these. If you've only previously used DEs just be prepared for a learning curve and maybe some blood Smile. It will take a few shaves to get the hang of it but once you do it'll be worth it.
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#5
(07-12-2015, 11:28 PM)divinesolstice21 Wrote: What do you think of shavettes? i recently ordered one and want to get some insight.

Love 'em. My Feather AC is now my favorite razor. The first shave was bloody. You have to practice to learn the proper angles. Go slow, be sure to use no pressure, and be cautious when touching the blade to the face. Too much force and you'll get cut, there is no safety bar. Although I still love my DE and SE razors, I now favor my Feather AC and my straight, but the shave from the Feather is far closer than the shave from the straight. Which shavette did you buy? 

Good videos to watch are geofatboy's and PaulHfilms's on youtube.
#6
Shavettes that take half a DE blade are a horrible abomination that should be consigned either to the bin or to the simple task of nape shaping.

There were disposable straights, which I think might well fall under the general term "shavette" but I prefer the term disposable straight: Weck & Durham Duplex, notably. Weck razors are very nice indeed and blades can still be sourced readily, from our favourite blade producer: Personna.

Here is a Weck:

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You can use it with the guard, but I find it a fiddle as you have to swap it around as you swap sides. The Durham Duplex does have a comb guard as well, but it also has two sides to the blade, so swapping around is easy enough.

Another type that you might see is the "shaper" style, which are available from China for quite literally nothing. I think I got this one in well under £5 delivered with a pack of 10 FEATHER blades:

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This one, I like a LOT! The blades may look like the type that are not suitable for shaving, but in use ... they are. Eminently so. The sound and general experience is like a vocal hollow ground.

If you're looking for a way to train for straight edge shaving, this is it. Trying one of those hateful half DE blade things is not the way, as the experience and the effect are absolutely nothing like straight edge shaving; more like learning to shave with a piece of broken glass. These disposable straights that I've shows are ...

FEATHER Artist Club is, naturally, the most expensive of this type of razor. I've had a folding one and a straight handle one. I enjoyed them, but once I found and used the cheap[o Chinese razor I sold them both along with a number of Wecks that I'd collected, keeping just a couple of particularly nice examples: a surgical (above) and a cased lucite handled example.

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#7
Its called "Men straight barber edge steel razor" i got it because it was inexpensive and i dont have an income right now, but couldnt help myself.
#8

BlackSheepShaving
(07-12-2015, 11:28 PM)divinesolstice21 Wrote: What do you think of shavettes? i recently ordered one and want to get some insight.

Have 2 feather AC SS razors. love em both as much as my straights and maybe even more so.  I get smoother and closer shaves with the feather blades.  couple shaves to get used to it was all it took.  I will say they are less forgiving than a straight.

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(07-13-2015, 10:06 AM)PJGH Wrote: Shavettes that take half a DE blade are a horrible abomination that should be consigned either to the bin or to the simple task of nape shaping.

There were disposable straights, which I think might well fall under the general term "shavette" but I prefer the term disposable straight: Weck & Durham Duplex, notably. Weck razors are very nice indeed and blades can still be sourced readily, from our favourite blade producer: Personna.

Here is a Weck:

[Image: IMG_7453.JPG]

You can use it with the guard, but I find it a fiddle as you have to swap it around as you swap sides. The Durham Duplex does have a comb guard as well, but it also has two sides to the blade, so swapping around is easy enough.

Another type that you might see is the "shaper" style, which are available from China for quite literally nothing. I think I got this one in well under £5 delivered with a pack of 10 FEATHER blades:

[Image: IMG_7596.JPG]

This one, I like a LOT! The blades may look like the type that are not suitable for shaving, but in use ... they are. Eminently so. The sound and general experience is like a vocal hollow ground.

If you're looking for a way to train for straight edge shaving, this is it. Trying one of those hateful half DE blade things is not the way, as the experience and the effect are absolutely nothing like straight edge shaving; more like learning to shave with a piece of broken glass. These disposable straights that I've shows are ...

FEATHER Artist Club is, naturally, the most expensive of this type of razor. I've had a folding one and a straight handle one. I enjoyed them, but once I found and used the cheap[o Chinese razor I sold them both along with a number of Wecks that I'd collected, keeping just a couple of particularly nice examples: a surgical (above) and a cased lucite handled example.

Nice looking. I haven't tried a shavette with the DE blade broken in half and was surprised to see that the barbers at a lot of the Art of Shaving stores use the Dovo shavette with the half DE blade.


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