I just received my Tedalus Essence Shavette. It's a real beauty. Great engineering and design. Really fits you hand for great control. The razor takes DE or SE blades that are held in place with magnets. It shaves more like a straight razor than a shavette. It's thinner than a shavette and lays flatter on your face for a more comfortable shave. I have all the Feather shavettes and this is like comparing a Ferrari to a VW.