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

sarimento1

Contributor
Tested out this disposable Treet straight edge razor this morning!
Took a couple cheek strokes while otherwise shaving with the dependable old Reynolds.
Treet was certainly sharp, actually sharper than my Reynolds, but not particularly comfortable or smooth.
Getting the proper angle was a little challenging, but that might be a learning curve issue.
Good thing it didn't cost more than $1!
It might be good for a couple more shaves, but it went straight into the Plastic Recycle bin!
Interesting experiment, gives me greater appreciation for my Feather AC's!

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Tested out this disposable Treet straight edge razor this morning!
Took a couple cheek strokes while otherwise shaving with the dependable old Reynolds.
Treet was certainly sharp, actually sharper than my Reynolds, but not particularly comfortable or smooth.
Getting the proper angle was a little challenging, but that might be a learning curve issue.
Good thing it didn't cost more than $1!
It might be good for a couple more shaves, but it went straight into the Plastic Recycle bin!
Interesting experiment, gives me greater appreciation for my Feather AC's!

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Interesting razor. Looks like it might use an injector blade? Can the blade be changed once the original one is spent?
 

sarimento1

Contributor
Thanks for taking it apart and posting the picture. Interesting to see those extra holes punched in the blade. I suppose that could have been done to help with the manufacturing, but seems unnecessary.
Not sure that the blade was fixed by the top rivets.
In which case the extra holes would be needed to anchor the blade.
 
Not sure that the blade was fixed by the top rivets.
In which case the extra holes would be needed to anchor the blade.
Thanks for pointing that out. On first look I had just assumed the half blade was being held against the 3 top stops by the two lower dimples, similar to how other shavettes use the top half of the blade to get a grip. But now that you point out how it is held, I can see that there would not be any blade exposure if the half blade was nestled up that high. That the lower two dimples help position the blade for proper exposure and make it very safe for the user...making it so the blade cannot be removed without being ripped apart.
 
SOTD: Monday February 22, 2021
Razor: Salon Care SS Clone ("Sally SS")
Blade: Kai Pink (3)
Brush: Omega 10005 Boar
Soap: Yardley Almond

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After last day when improved technique worked out pretty well with the Focus Slim Al I decided to saddle up Sally and see how she does now. I think I set a new world record for length of shave but most of it was "movement blocking" which is to say I would observe the next area to be shaved and decide how to hold the razor with which hand and then find the best angle for skin stretching with the other hand. Then I'd paint on some lather and have at it. Lather-shave-rinse-repeat.

After much careful shaving I ended up with a DFS+ which makes me happy.

O.H.
 
SOTD: Wednesday February 24, 2021
Razor: "Sally SS"
Blade: Kai Mild Pink (4)
Brush: Omega 10005 Boar
Soap: Yardley Almond

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Me and Sally, we got a thing goin' on...

Mother Murphy did I get a close shave this morning! When the lather quit flying I had achieved a BBS for sure. Mrs. Hippie was most complimentary.

The shave was not effortless. It took a long time. But I've started to get results. I'm good with the time -- I'm learning for one thing, but for another if I need a shave faster I've got options including "grin and bare it" and wait for tomorrow. Yes, the pun was intentional.

O.H.
 
[No picture, but it's the black handled aluminium one - can't chuck a brick online without seeing pictures of it.]

Dovo Shavette, clear insert, half an Astra SP.

I cut my teeth (and most of the rest of my face) on half-DE bladed shavettes, before getting into stropping and honing of the ones with solid blades. I'd finally got a shavette with a proper brand name late last year, but hadn't got round to using it until this morning.

I was surprisingly nervous considering a couple of hundred straight razor shaves between then and now - I suppose I'd been thinking of shavettes as "the ones that cut you" - though it's true that the solid blades seem to be more forgiving. Turns out it was all my lousy technique back in the day, and with a bit of experience they can be as smooth and comfortable as anything.

Suppose I'll have to consider a full length insert or something a bit fancier now...
 
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