Help! My shavette is killing me!

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Bama Samurai, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Hi!

    My name is Chris. The shavette is my favorite way to shave. Search my SOTD photos, I am actually more or less a daily user. I feel like people struggle more than they should with this tool, and that with some practice and patience...a shavette can deliver smooth and comfy SR like results.

    Wanna learn how?

    Let's talk about it.
     
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  2. Keithmax

    Keithmax Breeds Pet Rocks

  3. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    I like my Feather AC. I find that it gives me smooth, comfortable and very close shaves. I cut myself more with some DEs than I do with my Feather.
     
  4. jason koonce

    jason koonce Well-Known Member

    :shaverHmm. I feel this was created a little early in preparation for March.
     
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  5. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    No thank you. :)
     
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  6. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Click bait. :lyrtuy5:
     
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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    If Man Parfum is allowed after the shave, I'm in. No Man Bun though. Just Crocks and Manpris on special occasions.

    Shavette shave theme song:

     
  8. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

  9. Juniormerve

    Juniormerve New Member

    Bought a shavette about a month ago off amazon thinking it was basically the same thing as a SR..have never tried a SR but am looking into an AP Donovan in hopes it will be...a little more forgiving than the shavette...am getting beautiful BBS results on face and under jaw going WTG and AGT with slight redness and minor nicks by the stache, but when it comes to the lower neck..(E-W growth on right side, W-E on left) I just cant for the life of me figure that out!
     
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  10. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Don't you have some soap to bloom or something? ;)
     
  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Hi! Have you experimented with different skin stretches and head positioning?
     
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  12. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Whoo whoo whoo whoo!
     
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  13. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    :happy102:
     
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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    February 7

    Parker SRX shavette
    Gillette Silver Blue (2)
    Simpson Chubby 2 Super
    Castle Forbes Lavender shaving cream
    Alum, Thayers Lavender witch hazel, unrefined shea butter, and Aramis EDT


    I'm having some fun this month with the Parker SRX.

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  15. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member


    I must be getting feeble minded in my old age, but I’m actually considering the ahem “shavette” So master samurai, what’s your noble opinion on the weapon below??
    Parker PTW.
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  16. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    I'd use it. The scales are different from SRX, mount arms identical.

    King Fu time ?
     
  17. Spyder

    Spyder Well-Known Member

    Perhaps. I do like the blade profile somewhat better than the de blade. A little more akin to a straight, I would say.
     
  18. Juniormerve

    Juniormerve New Member

    Been trying a few different things, will have another go at it in a couple days when bumps are all gone! Dont think I have been stretching the skin as well as I could be, also have to work on a few different styles holding the razor..eh hopefully within the next couple weeks il get it down! Just curious though if my assessment on a SR being more forgiving than a shavette stands true? The one i'm looking at is a 7/8 round point, 1/2 hallow..
     
  19. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Hi and welcome! It's true, SR has a softer feel and is more forgiving. Jump back in, we can get you up to speed!
     
  20. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Skin stretching is critical in traditional SR shaving.

    It's an order of magnitude more important with a shavette.

    Two spine width angle, just barely wipe the lather off.

    You'll be fine.
     

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