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Shavette shinanegins

Postby mustang_john » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:33 pm

Hi guys,

I took advantage of an offer with my blade supplier last week, bought 100 Gilette 7O'clock blades and got a free "RAPTOR" shavette. Only tried it the once, scary stuff. Finding it difficult to use in the mirror.

Any suggestions fellas?


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Re: Shavette shinanegins

Postby drmoss_ca » Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:24 pm

Both the original Dovo Shavette and the knock-offs I have tried are for very careful straight users. Low angle, little or no pressure, and best to stick with a WTG shave. It's very easy to cut yourself. With skill you can do a three pass shave with them, but it doesn't take long before your skin thins and you get sore. Same story for the Feather Artists'Club.

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Re: Shavette shinanegins

Postby mustang_john » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:14 am

What is a "WTG shave"?

So you're basically saying these shavettes aren't up to much?
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Re: Shavette shinanegins

Postby brothers » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:43 pm

John, WTG = with the grain (in the same direction the whiskers grow)
XTG = across the grain (90 degrees perpendicular to the direction of the whiskers)
ATG = against the grain
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Re: Shavette shinanegins

Postby Squire » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:17 pm

John what I think Chris is saying is it takes a steady hand and a cool eye to use one of those things and even then you have to be careful. At least that was my experience with them.
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Re: Shavette shinanegins

Postby mustang_john » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:23 pm

Hmm, thanks guys, I can imagine!!!

Still it was free!!!!!!
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