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    I read an interesting entry in this blog on the Dovo Shavette and it got me curious: http://www.shaveblog.com/?p=6

    Anyone try one of these? For $20, doesn't seem like you can go wrong.

    Thoughts anyone?
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    I tried the Fromm Hair Shaper (pictures at classicshaving.com) which I think is somewhat similar. The balance was wrong with too little weight to be effective. I only tried it once and I have currently loaned it to a friend. Try searching past posts at B&B and also SMF for more info. I am sticking with my DE razor for now.

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    Along the same lines, can you use Feather Disposable Straight Razor Blades in a Dovo Shavette with any of the longer holders?

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    I don't believe so.

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    You can use feather DE blades in the short holder. But don't bother, the shavette has too many problems - too light (you can't use the weight of the shavette to do the cutting like you can with a DE or straight), ergonomics are badly off (shank too short, tail too high), and the geometry between the blade edge and the holder are off (can't judge blade angle very easily).

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    I am new to the str8 razor shave. I just bought a Sanguine razor from the UK, it has a replaceable blade like the aforementioned shavette. I can't really give a comparison to other razors, but I am getting the hang of it.

    Is there any comparison to straight razors, or no?

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    Shavettes are really very different. They feel different and shave different. They are very unforgiving of improper technique. But once mastered can give you a very close shave. But, you still have to buy blades and the have no soul to them like a straight.

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    I've tried quite a few shavettes and I must agree that the dovo shavette is too light and short and awkward to balance. The sanguine mention in another post is a good shavette as its tree pinned and maintains a straight razor form... But in my quest for the best shavette I was forced to improvise and I believe I've created the best of all.....
    here- http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=13879

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    Quote Originally Posted by mparker762 View Post
    You can use feather DE blades in the short holder. But don't bother, the shavette has too many problems - too light (you can't use the weight of the shavette to do the cutting like you can with a DE or straight), ergonomics are badly off (shank too short, tail too high), and the geometry between the blade edge and the holder are off (can't judge blade angle very easily).
    I use the Feather, and I find the weight and ergonomics to be just fine with that. Then again, you're paying more than $20. Maybe this is one time you get what you pay for??
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