Help! My shavette is killing me!

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

  1. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 11

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (1)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB & Pinaud Clubman
    13th focus shave


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  2. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 13

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (2)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB & Aramis
    14th focus shave


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  3. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 14

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (1)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    C.O. Bigelow
    Alum, Thayers WH & USB
    15th focus shave

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  4. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 15

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (2)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB & Pinaud Clubman
    16th focus shave


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  5. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 18

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (2)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    C.O. Bigelow
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Pinaud Clubman & Aramis
    18th focus shave


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  6. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 19

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (1)
    30 Day Crew LE figured maple w/APShaveCo Tuxedo knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Pinaud Clubman & Aramis
    19th focus shave

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  7. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 20

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (2)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB & Pinaud Clubman
    20th focus shave


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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 21

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (1)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH & USB
    21st focus shave


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  9. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 23

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (2)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    C.O. Bigelow
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB & Aramis
    22nd focus shave

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  10. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 24

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (1)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Pinaud Clubman & Aramis
    23rd focus shave


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  11. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 25

    Parker SRX
    Lord Super Stainless (2)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, CC Bay Rum & Aramis
    24th focus shave


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  12. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 26 & 27

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (1 & 2)
    JR # 160 Louisville Slugger handle w/Omega 10098 boar knot
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, CC Bay Rum & Terre d’Hermès
    25th & 26th focus shave


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  13. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 28

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (1)
    B-400 by Tom handle w/Envy White Supreme Two-band
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH & USB
    27th focus shave


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  14. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 29

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (2)
    B-400 by Tom handle w/Envy White Supreme Two-band
    Soap Commander Love
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Aramis & Captain's Choice Bay Rum
    28th focus shave


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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 30

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (3)
    B-400 by Tom handle w/Envy White Supreme Two-band
    Third Pass Shaving Co. Active Duty
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Aramis & Captain's Choice Bay Rum
    29th focus shave


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  16. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    January 31

    Parker SRX
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel (4)
    B-400 by Tom handle w/Envy White Supreme Two-band
    Third Pass Shaving Co. Active Duty
    Alum, Thayers WH, USB, Aramis & Captain's Choice Bay Rum
    30th focus shave


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  17. Edison Carter

    Edison Carter Goo-bloomin' Stankster

    Continuing my Focus on the Focus R21.

    5th shave on Astra green
    TOBS Sandlewood
    Aqua Velva overcoat
    Great shave.

    To date I would say all of my shaves with this instrument have been pretty much equal. While #5 on this blade is noticeable, the result is still the same. I'll probably try it for another day and see what I get.

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    While it is not necessarily popular to tout the attributes of a particular tool, I think this is excellent. I find the 'plastic doodad' mechanism for holding the blade exceptional. In the picture below I hope you can see the blade locked in with pins and stops that keep the corners securely guarded and the edge slightly recessed

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    My path with open edge tools was straights. I love them. Most were honed by one of 3 different individuals who have tens of thousands to their reputation. I'm not sure any of my straights will outshave this piece. I certainly have a new target when I hit the hones.

    I put this post in Chris' thread since he was one of my inspirations to try this and certainly one of my instructors.

    If you have considered open edge shaving, but balked for any of the normal reasons, this could be what you are looking for. The Focus R21 gets the Max Headroom letter of recommendation. It'll set you back less than the cost of some soaps and uses blades you probably already have. It has nice balance handles well and the concept of 'riding the cap' almost fits. Here is a picture that may show what I mean.

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    Your training will be comparable to a straight. I believe if you acquire this skill, you will not regret it. If you step in and it's not for you, your out $20.

    Be well, shave free.
     
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  18. Lee Russell

    Lee Russell Member

    shavette is a beautiful alternative for Straight Razors, I try shavette for sometimes and then switch to SR, I agree! I also don't feel any difference!
     
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