I haven't been in a Badger & Blade forum for awhile, I was over in the safety razor section until I got my set up (Edwin Jagger, bulldog handle, superfine badger brush, etc.). I recently installed a magnifying shaving mirror and it works so well, I thought I would try a straight razor shave... Well, sort of, it's a straight razor you load single edge blades into, I guess it is called a shavette (don't judge me I was on Amazon and it was super cheap, $10 and came with 100 derby blades. I also purchased some E-Z blade gel, that was more that the razor set up $12. It goes on clear so, I thiutho that would help until I get a feel for the process. My question is: Can the shavette give a satisfactory experience? Or is it like I'm using training wheels and it's not the same? I didn't want to make a big investment and the idea of having to hone a blade too, at first didn't interest me. Like I said, It was on a whim. I was bore looking at deals on Amazon and with the nice lit magnifying shaving mirror, I thought I'd give it a go.