@Jake Gibson For learning shaving, I came in on professionally honed straights. I have since spent a few bucks on my hobby. My first shavette was this: Focus R21 Evolution I had an unfounded fear the first time I used it. Mild.... As far as shavettes go. I like this tool, and it can be had for less than $20 delivered, from The Superior Shave. Just another option for a low cost entry to open edge shaving that removes edge maintenance variables.