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What Shavette/Barber-Razor and Blade did you use today? We like PICS

Been missing my SRs, decided I at least had time to use my Focus Slim shavette.
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This is the first time I've snapped a used blade to load. Gillette Platinum on 5. Worked well, very smooth. I could tell I was rusty at my shavette skills, but no blood!
 
Been missing my SRs, decided I at least had time to use my Focus Slim shavette.
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This is the first time I've snapped a used blade to load. Gillette Platinum on 5. Worked well, very smooth. I could tell I was rusty at my shavette skills, but no blood!
Nice picture. I have been using my green Focus Slim Al this week after many months of absence. Fun to use this lightweight razor again.
 
I shave with my shavette about once or twice a month, just to keep my hand in. Last week I bought my first (for me) tuck of Gillette London Bridge blades. I will try half of one of these in my high precision all stainless steel Chinese shavette tomorrow with Sanofi (Australian) cream and my Chinese pure synthetic badger brush. The after-shave spash is local Clarifiance (Cebu).

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Razor: Feather SS Artist Club Japanese Straight (1st two passes)
Blade: Feather Artist Club Proguard (1)
Razor: @Blackland Razors Vector OC (3rd pass + touch-up)
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Protouch MG (1)
Brush: @Rudy Vey B&B 2020 Contributors Handle (TNS 24mm BOSS v1)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Vitos Extra Super Coco
Post-shave care: Barbero Alum Block
Post-shave care: Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave/Fragrance: PAA Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave Cologne

Three passes + touch-up. No nicks, cuts, weepers or irritation.

Outstanding shave! :)
 
Although I'm not a fan of ultra-sharp half-DE blades in a shavette, the AliExpress SS copy with a Schick Proline is an amazing shave. It's a serious competitor to my straights. I can't quite believe just how good: parts of my face will be BBS with just one WTG pass!
 
I used my Focus Slim today. It is a smooth shaver. No nonsense type of shave.
I loaded up my Focus Slim with a Polsilver blade and got a great shave. 1 pass SAS and I’m happy.
I did a second Focus Slim shave with the second half of the Gillette Platinum. There was so much sticky wax on those half blades that my close-tolerance shavette was jammed closed! I got it open, but carelessly bent the dang tang a little. I was able to straighten it, but...

I will be more careful about cleaning off wax, and much more careful about opening a jammed Focus, next time. I don't want a next time.
 
I just got this aliexpress clone, and unlike the typical Feather/Kai clones, this one takes 1/2 DE blades. I like the feel and balance of the Feather Artist Club and the Captain Kai shavettes, and I have those. But I enjoy the option of selecting one of the many DE blades that I have and like. This 1/2 blade clone gives me all those options.

My first shave with this one was this morning with a 1/2 Lab Blue and it was a very comfortable shave.

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Razor: Feather SS Artist Club Japanese Straight (1st two passes)
Blade: Feather Artist Club Proguard (2)

Razor: @Blackland Razors Vector OC (3rd pass + touch-up)
Blade: Kai Captain Titan Protouch MG (2)
Brush: Maggard Sandy Pearl handle (Maggard 26mm Timberwolf)
Bowl: Captain's Choice Copper
Lather: Noble Otter Flying Hide (sample)
Post-shave care: Barbero Alum Block
Post-shave care: Hyaluronic Acid
Aftershave/Fragrance: @OkieStubble Bootlegger's El Dorado

Three passes + touch-up. No nicks, cuts, weepers or irritation.

Wonderful shave! :)
 
IBC shavette with a Polsilver. Epic shaver.
I can only assume that many are yet to try these because I feel that they're worthy of far more exposure/praise.

The fact that they're compatible with DE/injector/AC blades adds so much value to them.

I've got mine set up for tonight's shave.
 
I can only assume that many are yet to try these because I feel that they're worthy of far more exposure/praise.

The fact that they're compatible with DE/injector/AC blades adds so much value to them.

I've got mine set up for tonight's shave.
I agree! It is a great shaver. I just took off 9 days of thick growth with my IBC and a fresh Gillette Wilkinson. Epic.
 
SOTD:
Preshave: Hot shower and Cube.
Razor: IBC.
Blade: Gillette Wilkinson.
Brush: Grizzly Bay.
Soap: Murphy Kells.
Aftershave: Brut.

I whisked 9 days of growth with my IBC. Epic shaver.
 
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