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Shavette poll

Nothing to be afraid of once you get a little practice. better than a DE in my opinion. No nicks, cuts or weepers once you get proficient and its a very comfortable, close shave.
I'm sure you are correct, and I am a proficient straight razor shaver, but those things look so......clinical....like something you would use in surgery!

Maybe someday I will try one. Which one would be good to start with?
 
I'm sure you are correct, and I am a proficient straight razor shaver, but those things look so......clinical....like something you would use in surgery!

Maybe someday I will try one. Which one would be good to start with?
I just started with a cheap one that takes half a DE blade. I moved up to a Parker and have stuck to then.
 
I have kept only Universal lama intera model. I have heard good reports on feather/kai shavette using an ac blade.
 
Although a little pricey, it has to be my Feather Artist Club DX
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I'm sure you are correct, and I am a proficient straight razor shaver, but those things look so......clinical....like something you would use in surgery!

Maybe someday I will try one. Which one would be good to start with?
Feather SS or DX. I like the SS because of the little "safety bump" near the blade.
 
I'd recommend this one!
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"Sedef" or "Ali Bikyli" Razor

It has superb unnatural lightness that I'm pretty sure extremely helps you not get cut.

90% of Turkish barbers use , a fact . Had even looked up barber school and these where required.

It looks exactly like a straight razor to the naked eye , keeping that coolness factor.

Decent quality!

Probably been around for ages unchanged?

Also I really like the hold , loop and finger placement. Plus the lead jimps it was a really drawn out design.

And there dirt cheap , two razors for $6.00 shipped off Amazo!

Anyone ask me , or new to straight razor. I'd say go with this one!
 
I'd recommend this one!
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"Sedef" or "Ali Bikyli" Razor

It has superb unnatural lightness that I'm pretty sure extremely helps you not get cut.

90% of Turkish barbers use , a fact . Had even looked up barber school and these where required.

It looks exactly like a straight razor to the naked eye , keeping that coolness factor.

Decent quality!

Probably been around for ages unchanged?

Also I really like the hold , loop and finger placement. Plus the lead jimps it was a really drawn out design.

And there dirt cheap , two razors for $6.00 shipped off Amazo!

Anyone ask me , or new to straight razor. I'd say go with this one!
That does look really nice
 
I'd recommend this one!
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"Sedef" or "Ali Bikyli" Razor

It has superb unnatural lightness that I'm pretty sure extremely helps you not get cut.
90% of Turkish barbers use , a fact . Had even looked up barber school and these where required.
It looks exactly like a straight razor to the naked eye , keeping that coolness factor.

Decent quality!

Probably been around for ages unchanged?
Also I really like the hold , loop and finger placement. Plus the lead jimps it was a really drawn out design.
And there dirt cheap , two razors for $6.00 shipped off Amazo!
Anyone ask me , or new to straight razor. I'd say go with this one!
It seems very dangerous to load and unload the blade !
How to load a Sedef
 
It seems very dangerous to load and unload the blade !
How to load a Sedef
Luckily, small children rarely need a shavette. :wink2:

Regarding the original question, I must admit that I am split between the Sedef and the Parker SRX. I like them both, and I cannot say which I like the most. The thing they have in common is that they hold the blade very securely. Not much movement, chatter or vibration as you shave.
 
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FAC non folders without a doubt. Easy to maneuver and no blade chatter. Feather Pros and Pro Supers are insanely sharp out of the box, so I prefer the Guards, the Prolines and the Kai blades. Dorco and Shears Direct tug bug time from new.
 
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