Which Shavette did you use Today?

Discussion in 'Straight Razors' started by Bama Samurai, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Hang in there, my friend. Some dedicated focus and a healthy dose of patience will pay off big time in terms of the quality and consistency of your shaves. I'm convinced that if you can shave well with a shavette, you can shave with ANY combination of blade and razor. My DE shaves improved dramatically following a six-month stint with a Feather AC SS shavette.
     
  2. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Excellent! I will use the Magic today just for fun anyhow....
     
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  3. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    Yeah. It's bad.
     
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  4. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Ya I know what you mean. I've also had some..unfortunate experiences..:eek:
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  5. MR41

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  6. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    What blades are you using? I've found blades really make little difference in a shavette.
     
  7. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I've used several Gillette Wilkinson Sword blades lately and for me they're better than the shark blades I've used in the past.

    Today -I used Gillette Nacets-they're not as forgiving as Wilkinson Swords or Sharks, but are a lot smoother and sharper.
     
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  8. Bama Samurai

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    Works for me. I like that shavette lets me use up my DE stash of odds and ends.
     
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  9. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Me too. I go on a blade bender every once in a while and use up the freebies I 've gotten with other stuff.
     
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  10. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    BTW-Williams is a good shavette soap-since it doesn't lather very richly without some effort, it's easy to keep a wet slick lather.
     
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  11. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    So is Barbasol.... Shhhh....!
     
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  12. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I've got some-I'll try that.
     
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  13. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    I found one on eBay used in great condition for$ 12.75 shipped.
     
  14. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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    7 February 2018

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    Magic Salon Razor/GSB
     
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  15. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    I have been breaking GSB's in half and using them. A couple of the tabs on each half of the blade turn up after the blades are broken. I find they are a little fiddly to get them in the blade holder straight. Does it make any difference to purchase and use the half blades?
     
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  16. Bama Samurai

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    Charlie-

    If you like GSB or whatever, I suggest getting a pair of cheap large scissors, and simply cut lengthwise. Scissors break DE easily. On the Magic, which is push to load, the bended method makes no difference, but on SRX types pre-cut or scissor cut is best. Next time I buy blades it's gonna be Astra and scissors.
     
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  17. Bama Samurai

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    @Pilotcld - put that in your notes.
     
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  18. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

    Thanks Chris. Scissors are a great idea. I will give that a try, and I'm sure that will be an improvement. Thanks!
     
  19. Bama Samurai

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    It's how I use the DE stash. I got a pair of $2 office shears from the grocery and keep them in my bathroom drawer. Works like a charm.
     
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  20. 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


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