Are these the hair shaper blades to use in a Dovo shavette with a green insert?

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  1. Lancre

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  2. PLANofMAN

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    Yes
     
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  3. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I've heard they're great for shaving.
     
  4. PLANofMAN

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    The blades are great. Less so in a Dovo. It flexes just a bit too much.

    If you end up liking the blades, find yourself an inexpensive vintage weck sextoblade razor. That's what they were originally designed for.
     
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  5. Lancre

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    I'm not familiar with the Weck, but looking at a photo of one being offered on EBay along with a Durham, I' seeing a lot of blade exposure, more than I'm comfortable with. I'll try the shavette first in a few weeks, then see if the itch strikes for a Weck.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. PLANofMAN

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    Wecks come with guards. They slide off and are reversible so you can switch hands and sides when you shave. The guard is easily lost.

    That being said, I don't know anyone who used the guard beyond the initial shave.

    I believe Diane makes a Weck replica/knockoff.

    Edit: yep. Diane Hair Shaper #21. Comes with 3 styles of guards. Sells for under $5.
     
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  7. Lancre

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    That would make a difference. Thanks for the tip.

    Edit: Would you recommend one over the other?
     
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  8. PLANofMAN

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    Try the blades in the Dovo first. See if you even like them.

    I'm tempted to recommend vintage Wecks over the Diane, since the build quality is slightly better, but the truth is that the Diane shaves exactly the same and has modern touches, like a blade ejector tab.

    The Diane #21 is a carbon (well, stainless) copy of the Vietnam/Korean war era medical prep Weck. Blindfolded, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
     
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  9. Lancre

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    Well, the blades are on order and should arrive next week. After I try them in the Dovo, I'll decide if I want to order the Weck or the Diane.
     
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  10. SharptoothC

    SharptoothC I bite..........

    As an owner and frequent user of multiple Weck razors, I highly recommend them. I know the blade visibility looks daunting, but it actally helps me find the right angle better. I've had far fewer nicks with the Weck than the Dovo. Now that I have the Dovo down I no longer have issues with it, but I prefer the build quality of the Weck.

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  11. Lancre

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    The Personna blades are on order. I already have the Dovo, but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Over the next couple of weeks, I'll try it with the blades it came with, then the Shaper blade. After that, and depending on how badly I cut myself, I'll think about purchasing further hardware.

    Thanks for your advice.
     
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