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post #61 of 67
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Originally Posted by bullethead View Post

Out of curiosity, if you're using a shavette, why not just use a straight?

honestly, I don't feel like dealing with a strop. It takes but a few seconds to swap blades and I'm ready to go. Also, I'm doing this at about 6 in the morning, so the more sleep I can get, the better.
post #62 of 67
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Originally Posted by Dink View Post

The above statement has just closed the argument in my favor. I forgot that this forum is not a traditional wet shaving forum like Badger and Blade or Straight Razor Place. There is a difference. Goodbye.

well i guess you won the internet today.
post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by The Rural Juror View Post

People often use shavettes because sharpening or honing a straight can be difficult.

This is why I normally only use a straight if I'm not in a hurry and shaving on the weekend. Otherwise, I use a DE razor.
post #64 of 67
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Originally Posted by Dink View Post

The above statement has just closed the argument in my favor. I forgot that this forum is not a traditional wet shaving forum like Badger and Blade or Straight Razor Place. There is a difference. Goodbye.

Dude, this is shaving. Calm the fuck down and educate us then Mr. Big Round Balls.
post #65 of 67
Honing isn't a big deal. For less than the cost of a packet of cartridges, you can send it out to be done, using a second blade (I have over 30) until it is returned.

To me, there is a substantial difference in using a blade that can take an edge vs. one that cannot
post #66 of 67

I've been trying to get into straight shaving, but honestly I keep going back to my DE. The problems I've been having:

 

* Good DE blades are *very* sharp (think Iridiums, Feathers, &c.). My honing technique is pretty shoddy, but even a terrific edge off a super-hard JNAT isn't going to match up to the sharpness of a DE blade. My annoyingly picky face (sensitive skin, tough hair) demands sharpness.

* Hones theoretically don't cost much over their lifetime, but realistically you're never going to make back the cost of a good JNAT or coticule.

* Having the handle of the razor stick out to the side is a huge liability with my big hands and pinchable cheeks.

* The long blades of Western straights make me feel like I don't have control of the blade. (Though Japanese kamisoris are fine.)

 

Honestly, I just can't see a straight displacing my Gillette NEW anytime soon.

post #67 of 67
Just ordered an Edwin Jagger De89 to use when I don't have time for a straight. looking forward to it. refill of the tabac as well.
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