Feeling like a dork, looking at my Dorko (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by PLANofMAN, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. PLANofMAN

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    Right, so this afternoon I complete my article on shavettes, and go check the mailbox, which is overflowing with goodies, including a rare vintage Dorko shavette. The problem is, I've never seen a shavette like it. I love the way it shaves, but I've never seen one with a loading mechanism like it. Is it one of a kind? I'd love to get more like it. The handle is a regular straight razor handle, and the "blade" is cast chrome plated zinc.
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  2. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

    Looking great! Enjoy it!

    Edit: so what is here to feel like a dork? It looks like a great razor! No dorkiness anywhere. Unless we're all dorks over here. Hm. You've got a point... :D
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  3. oscar11

    oscar11 Well-Known Member

    I can get addicted to using shavettes. I put mine down a while ago and have just stuck to regular straights. I've never seen a Dorko shavette before. Enjoy.
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  4. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Very cool. After seeing that, I just might be inclined to pick one up should I ever come across one in the wild.
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  5. JimPo42

    JimPo42 Purported Hand-Shaver

    That's the best looking shavette I've seen to date!
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  6. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    SAAAAAAWeeet !!!!!

    I do believe I like that even better then the Feather
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  7. Neolithium

    Neolithium I am Canadian, eh

    Looks like Dorko's high quality made it into the shavette line. SWEET!
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  8. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Bad name..good products..nice razor. Maybe they'll eventually find they're way to making a DE...
  9. PLANofMAN

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    EDIT: Just realized this was a Dorco DE, not a Dorko! Ah well, cool razor nonetheless.
  10. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Is this still in current production? I have looked and didn't find anything around...
  11. Xezmer

    Xezmer Active Member

    Very attractive piece!
  12. PLANofMAN

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    I'll be sending it off to you pretty soon for disassembly and a tiny bit of file work. I'm going to send it off for replating. when it comes back I'll send it back to you for reassembly.
  13. gssixgun

    gssixgun At this point in time...

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    Not a problem just make sure you send me a blade too, so I get to try it out Muhahahaha those are da perks ya know :D
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  14. jacksam

    jacksam New Member

    Looks very nice. The only problem is to source its blades..
  15. PLANofMAN

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    Why on earth would that be a problem? It takes standard injector blades. I can buy those locally from Sally's Beauty Supply or Bi-Mart, or from any one of hundreds of places that sell them online. I even included a picture of them in the first photo. My problem is that I would like to buy another one of these Shavettes and I can't find another one anywhere.

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