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Old 08-13-2012, 05:03 AM   #1191
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I got a whippeddog.com sight unseen deal, not the sexiest straight out there, but properly honed and comes with the goodies to keep it sharp, and you cannot beat the price!!! Once you get the feel for a sharp straight, then look into the big Cheddar for a fancy one.
That is the route I'm pretty sure I"ll be going. Heard so many good reviews of Larry's work.

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #1192
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Lots of folks have said that shavettes can be difficult to use. I personally had not tried one cause of that. Between b&b and Straight Razor Place Well whipped dog too you can find a user grade straight for 20 to 30
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:37 PM   #1193
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I've been using my Parker Shavette and I've gotten it down pretty well so far. I think what scares me more than using a real straight on my face is not stropping / honing it properly, and THEN using it on my face.

For those straight razor users out there; how hard / easy / time-consuming would you say stropping and honing is? Would you say it's the more difficult task vice the actual shaving?

 
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #1194
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I've been using my Parker Shavette and I've gotten it down pretty well so far. I think what scares me more than using a real straight on my face is not stropping / honing it properly, and THEN using it on my face.

For those straight razor users out there; how hard / easy / time-consuming would you say stropping and honing is? Would you say it's the more difficult task vice the actual shaving?
I spend about 3-5 minutes post shave stropping the straight so it is ready to go the next time. I have given one of my straights a light hone, maybe 10-15 minutes, then another 5 on the strop. This is not the usual though, mostly a quick go on the strop is all that's needed to keep em shave ready.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:22 PM   #1195
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i use a shavette every once in a while.. i like being able to slowly learn how to correctly use a straight before i actually make the investment in purchasing a good one.. until then my DE is fine with me
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:10 PM   #1196
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My first shave was actually with a Dovo Shavette. Once my Merkur arrived I started concentrating on it. I'll probably give the Shavette another try at some point.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:54 PM   #1197
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I've gotten shaves at the barber with a shavette (or something like it)...as an assurance to you, the feeling of a high quality razor is worth every penny.

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i use a shavette every once in a while.. i like being able to slowly learn how to correctly use a straight before i actually make the investment in purchasing a good one.. until then my DE is fine with me
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:10 AM   #1198
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My first shave was actually with a Dovo Shavette. Once my Merkur arrived I started concentrating on it. I'll probably give the Shavette another try at some point.
You need blades? I have shark blades I accidentally bought on Amazon thinking they were standard blades for a DE.
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:21 AM   #1199
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You need blades? I have shark blades I accidentally bought on Amazon thinking they were standard blades for a DE.
Shark are my #2 blade! I really like them! Especially for the shavette. !
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:01 PM   #1200
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I haven't tried shark. Are they worth getting for the shavette?

 
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