05-28-2012, 09:36 PM
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  • leo
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http://www.sallybeauty.com/Magic-Razor/S..._vc=SEARCH
Anyone ever used them?
Do they work?
I want to try straight edge but I can't afford the real thing and I have no idea how to sharpen it.

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 05-29-2012, 07:36 AM
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It will work, but it's really for hair shaping, and it may not be comfortable for shaving with.

There are several of these shavette-type razors available, and I know of people who've used them successfully.

However, if you try Whipped Dog Razors, you can get a straight starter kit for about $50. It has everything you'd need.

Also there's a guy on B&B - paco-somethng or the other, who sells a Chinese knockoff of the Feather AC razor and Dorco blades - that's a much better setup than the one in the link. Not sure about his prices, but they're pretty cheap.

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 05-29-2012, 09:52 AM
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We sell them, they are great for nape, hairline and body shaving. For shaving your beard, I wouldn't really recommend.

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 05-29-2012, 09:54 AM
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(05-29-2012, 07:36 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: Also there's a guy on B&B - paco-somethng or the other, who sells a Chinese knockoff of the Feather AC razor and Dorco blades - that's a much better setup than the one in the link. Not sure about his prices, but they're pretty cheap.


Paco is a great dude to deal with. When I tried straights, he honed most all of them for me.

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 05-29-2012, 11:43 AM
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It will work, no doubt. That being said, if your goal is to move to a traditional straight, put the $10 towards a traditional one. Whipped Dog is a good place as well as a few others.

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 05-29-2012, 07:46 PM
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(05-29-2012, 11:43 AM)MileMarker60 Wrote: It will work, no doubt. That being said, if your goal is to move to a traditional straight, put the $10 towards a traditional one. Whipped Dog is a good place as well as a few others.

+1

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 05-30-2012, 07:15 PM
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I had a magic razor. It was pretty horrible. It really is meant for touch-ups and sideburns not for a complete shave. Not my cup of tea. It gave me some pretty bad cuts.

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 05-30-2012, 10:28 PM
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Do any of the shavettes work for shaving?
If not I might give some of the antique stores a try and see if I can find any there.
Trying to avoid putting this stuff on a credit card.

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 05-31-2012, 02:40 AM
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  • Dave
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Leo, Phil has a great deal on the Parker Shavette

http://www.bullgooseshaving.net/pasr1shra.html

That's as cheap a price as anywhere. The Parkers are easy to load and they're a good first step to see if you like using a shavette. You can either break a DE blade in half and use it or use these with it
http://www.bullgooseshaving.net/shsustsablbo.html

They're blades made for using the Parker.

The SR-1 is a great cheap shavette and works quite well.

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