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Miraki Shavette & Dovo Blade Holders

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by pjgh, Tuesday December 16, 2014.

  1. pjgh

    pjgh

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    In my review of the Jaguar Orca system I pointed out that, while both sizes of their blade are readily available and as cheaply procured as Dovo blades, neither razor was compatible with Dovo blades or the Dovo coloured blade holder system.

    Enter, the Miraki ...

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    Made in Japan, metal throughout and a good weight, presented with its own blade holder which is compatible with their own blades (the same cut-out as Jaguar) and Dovo blades.

    But, the problem remains. Another shavette which is not compatible with half DE blades, Dovo blades or even spined Personna blades. Thankfully, Dovo provide a solution for their own shavette, which the Miraki is compatible with:

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    ... and so, presenting the Miraki with all blade options:

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    Dovo red holder and half DE blade:

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    Dovo black holder and Jaguar (or Dovo) blade:

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    Dovo green holder and spined Personna blade:

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    I bought my Miraki for about £8 and the blade holders for another £7. Dovo blades (or Jaguar blades) can be found for about £9 a pack of 10 (so, 20 blades), the spined Personna around £5 for 10 and half DEs are readily available for pence.

    Compared to the price of a Dovo shavette (something like £30), you can see that the Miraki is a much cheaper way of getting into this system and not a whole lot more than shavettes which only take half DE blades.

    Furthermore, the all metal construction gives a hefty razor in the hand and a sure shave on the face.
     
  2. RE: Miraki Shavette

    I have one of those. I've only ever used it with Miraki blades - they don't seem to be the sharpest, and perhaps I should look out the green and red blade holders and have another stab at it.
     
  3. pjgh

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    RE: Miraki Shavette

    http://www.shaving.ie supplied mine, along with a pack of Dovo blades for comparison to the Jaguar blades I already have.

    The Dovo blades will fit your existing Miraki blade holder, as will Jaguar blades (which I reckon are rebranded Dovo anyway), so you only need the other blade holders if you were wanting to use half DEs or Personna spined blades.
     
  4. Thanks, I'll give the Dovo blades a try.

    Have you tried the Tondo TSS 3 blades - made in Germany, Dovo perhaps?
     
  5. pjgh

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    I haven't, no ... the holes look to line up with the Dovo system, so they'll work in the Miraki which cleverly misses out the middle holes which would scupper a dual Jaguar/Dovo system otherwise.
     

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