So... Shavette or DE?

CjH

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So recently I was PIF'ed a shavette razor, I've tried a few times to shave with it but I just don't seem to get on with it. I really thought I would like it but I seem to prefer just reaching for a DE instead.
Is it something that will come in time? is it just because I haven't practiced enough? Or is it thst some guys faces are just not adaptable to a shavette?
I'm not sure! I really want to enjoy using a shavette so I could get a 'nice' cut throat later...
Or do I hang it up on the display so it's nice to look at and just keep rotating the DE's?
 
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IMO a shavette is best used by another party who is shaving you. Of course, public barbers in most Western countries have to use one as opposed to a real cutthroat razor due to AIDS, hepatitis, etc. If you want something different try a vintage Schick injector razor. ;)
 

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Some people can use them without issue but I can't and prefer a straight razor over a shavette but YMMV so you must do what's best for you.
Given the choice between a shavette and a DE razor I would pick a DE every time but that's just my choice ! :) P.
 
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I didn’t like a shavette with a DE blade (too thin blade and nothing like a straight), wasn’t massively keen on full straight razor due to the hassle to maintain. Settled on a shavette which used Schick injector blades. Much thicker than a DE blade, and feels a lot more like a real straight, with no maintenance.


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Been fascinated by the Feather Artist Club shavettes for a long time, so I finally ended up buying 2: a beautiful one with a wooden handle and a Japanese style. Amazing quality! I forced myself for months to use them.. I’m afraid they’re just not for me... I gave up... I’m only reaching my Timeless or Feather DE razors...
I’ll eventually sell them, even though my heart will be broken.. [emoji3525]
Follow your heart (and what your skin whispers in your ear)!

So recently I was PIF'ed a shavette razor, I've tried a few times to shave with it but I just don't seem to get on with it. I really thought I would like it but I seem to prefer just reaching for a DE instead.
Is it something that will come in time? is it just because I haven't practiced enough? Or is it thst some guys faces are just not adaptable to a shavette?
I'm not sure! I really want to enjoy using a shavette so I could get a 'nice' cut throat later...
Or do I hang it up on the display so it's nice to look at and just keep rotating the DE's?



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So recently I was PIF'ed a shavette razor, I've tried a few times to shave with it but I just don't seem to get on with it. I really thought I would like it but I seem to prefer just reaching for a DE instead.
Is it something that will come in time? is it just because I haven't practiced enough? Or is it thst some guys faces are just not adaptable to a shavette?
I'm not sure! I really want to enjoy using a shavette so I could get a 'nice' cut throat later...
Or do I hang it up on the display so it's nice to look at and just keep rotating the DE's?
Hang it on your wall and warn your kids to never, ever use one unless they know their blood group!
The shavette was an itch I had to scratch...having scratched, bled and cursed, I am satisfied that it's a great hair-shaping tool, but not a razor!
 
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