Author: Clarence Covel I used this razor for the first time a few days ago...a razor with a very substantial feel yet light enough to be responsive around the tricky chin and Adam's apple area!! Mechanism held the blade very secure!!
Author: Ben Watson I have always been interested in staright razor shaving, having seen these razors in countless films and such, it always looked so cool. Plus the skill and time involved in maintaining and using these razors is obvioulsy something to take pride in.
However, the straight razors, and the strops and hones required are expensive. Plus I am cursed with sensitive skin on my face. I know, I should just man up and get on with it! But to see if the style and manner of straight razor shaving agreed with me and my tempramental skin, I thought I would give this Parker Shavette a try.
The shavette is quite light in weight although feels solid enough, and is easy to load up with half a double edged blade.
The first time I used it I took it slowly and managed to work it round the contours and angles of my face, although still managed to end up with so many nicks, nacks and then some more nicks that Spike Milligan could have done a poem about the experience! I have used it a few times since and I am getting better, although still getting used to it.
It does give a smooth result, and I would recommend it to anyone who wanted to give straight razor shaving a bash.
Author: Jamie Patel Like Mr. Watson, I was rather curious about straight razor shaving, however, I am just downright lazy and really would not be suited to honing and stroping my razor if I invested in a traditional one, so decided to take the plunge and get a shavette.
* THIS PRODUCT DELIVERED WITHIN 2 DAYS =) GREAT SERVICE *
First impressions when I got this razor out of the box was: wow this thing is light. Then the worst nightmare, the fear that the product is faulty! Be careful not to push the arm with the razor blade too far into the casing otherwise you risk jamming it in the casing, which I did unintentionally by dropping it!
Once prised out of the jammed casing, I quickly and effortlessly loaded it up with a derby half double-edged blade and began.... chopping my face to bits! I came out bleeding more than one of Jigsaw's sadistic "games" in the SAW movies.
Once I got the hang of it second time round, my face is as smooth as a baby's bottom and the shavette looks rather cool in my bathroom tidy. Would recommend this product for anyone wishing to break into this hobby.
Would sincerely recommend having a shower first to properly soak your face and open your pores (especially if you have sensitive skin) otherwise you definitely gonna cut yourself!
Author: David Thompson Got this razor to try straight shaving, after some practice its really easy to use and gives great . the blade holding mechanism looks flimsy but holds the blade very securly
Author: Maxime SALAÜN Using for many times a DOVO straight razor, tired of leather stropping everyday and stropping, I decided to try this shavette (I ordered TREET blade too !). This has a very nice shape to be nicely hold. changing blade remain very simple.
This is really a great product.
I must add that the look is also very suitable in your bathroom.
Try this, you'll be pleased.
Author: AJ Campbell Picked up this shavette after wanting to give straight razor shaving a go. Like Mr Patel above I found that it was quite easy to jam the blade in the casing, but once you've done it once it's easy to remember not to!
On to the shave... Unlike the others here I managed not to cut myself up too badly, but it does take some practice to get a close shave in some areas (I also took the precaution of buying it with some alum block, which works incredibly well for whe you do get nicked).
Now after a bit of practice I actually find myself looking forward to shaving with this, whereas shaving with cartridges was always a chore.
Author: Dean For a few weeks have been using a Focus Traditional Blade Razor m friend gave me. a few days ago i thought i should treat myself to a new one, an this was my choice and i have to say i am very impressed of how it handles! using Feather blade there was almost no pull at all and it was the best shave yet! I recommend it.
Author: Bhaven Pandya Great product,great price!! Used is first time today no cuts no nicks just baby smooth skin,loved it! Product is solid build all stainless steel, very light. Practice without blade to get angle right and strokes and no pressure let the blade do the work. I reccamend this to anyone who wants the best shave! Spoke to DAN who gave me fantastic advice on this product. Fast delivery great website great advice! 5 STARS!!!!
Author: Adam First straight razor ever. I fancied trying the traditional shave but did want to fork out too much. The razor gave me a very close shave I'm very happy with it. It's easy to Load the blades and the build quality is good. I would recommend this to someone wishing to try a straight razor like I did.
Author: Lee Ng Ordered this shavette and received it 2 days later. I'm new to straight shaving so thought I try out a shavette before going for the real thing. I have to say, the razor feels and looks good. Not flimsy at all. Managed to cut myself 3 times while shaving but that was because of inexperience. I'm sure that will change soon enough with practise. Using this razor made my morning shaving ritual a real pleasant experience.
Author: Neil Jary First up superb delivery time! ordered at nearly midnight on Sunday and received it Wednesday!
New to straight razor shaving so I thought a shavette to be the safest way to go first time out. I have psoriasis and as such was kind of worried about shaving with a straight edge instead of a safety razor. I bought this shavette because it looked the part. there was a little disappointment when I first held the razor; it seemed light and slightly flimsy...but then I thought about it and figured..exactly what do you need in such a device? im used to the heavy lump that is a Gillette fusion..so to hold a lightweight shavette came as a shock..and looking at it the build quality is acceptable and it does what it says on the tin!
I was mildly worried about snapping razor blades in half to use in the razor but having checked out the guidelines here it was really simple and I didn't lose a single finger in the process! :)
my first shave went without major incident and without a call to the paramedics and im sure that with practice I will be happily shaving away!
all in all a great product; at a great price from a great company!
if you have ever wished to try straight razor shaving then this is the way to start!!
Author: Matt C order arrived after 2 days, and gives a very satisfying shave!
It makes shaving a much more enjoyable experience as I am trying to learn how not to cut myself so much. It seems like a skill I can take pride in once i master!
Author: james _Death Simple effective and needs respect.
A cheap and very effective way to dip into Straight edge razor shaving.
However this can put people off straight razors. The fact these take salon blades, essentially half a Safety razor blade and you can indeed break a standard safety blade in half to make two Salon blades. The blades are near as surgically sharp and in a light case you do not have the protection of a safety razor in that you need to set the angle yourself. You would do with a traditional Straight razor.
However a shavette has a extra keen blade in it and is not as forgiving as a traditional straight razor.
These do make great bits of kit for hair detailing and the back of the neck etc.
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