04-27-2018, 10:23 AM
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I've received as a bit of swag* a rather interesting looking shavette without a handle, but a "ring with a tail". I have worked out how to get a blade in it, but to be honest.. I got no real idea of how a straight or shavette is used.
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As far as I can work out, I'm supposed to hold it with  my ring finger or middle finger through the hole, supported by the other fingers on either side... but from there on out I'm drawing a blank andmy Better Half have visions of scenes out of Sweeney Todd.
Can anyone give me some pointers or point to where I can learn more?
I would love to give the shavette a spin and learn a new skill Smile

*) products given away free, typically for promotional purposes

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 04-27-2018, 10:30 AM
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 04-27-2018, 10:39 AM
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Stretch the skin. Use a light touch and a shallow angle. 
Just do the cheeks for the first week or so.

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 04-27-2018, 02:40 PM
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Hold it just like a straight except ring finger is thru the hole. Those designs can be awkward. I see them used more by barbers for trimming, shaping and fading.

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 04-27-2018, 10:04 PM
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Thank you guys Smile If I end up bleeding out, it's going to be my own fault Tongue

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 04-28-2018, 08:16 AM
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(04-27-2018, 02:40 PM)SteelTown Wrote: Hold it just like a straight except ring finger is thru the hole. Those designs can be awkward. I see them used more by barbers for trimming, shaping and fading.

Yep, these are sometimes called a ‘barber salon ring razor’, and were designed to be comfortable for folks who hold scissors all day. Sometimes my barber cleans up the back of my neckline with one. Related: I have had my hair cut with a straight razor before (as in a western style folding straight) - but I believe that to be uncommon.

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 04-30-2018, 10:42 AM
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Used it this morning as the eagle eyed might have spotted in my SOTD. Cheeks and lower part of the neck WTG. Didn't have to call the emergency services nor explain to my Better half why the bathroom were awash in blood thanks to the tips and guidance, so I'll call it a success. No nicks at all in fact... but coming from DEs and SEs it's a little awkward to get around the jawline.

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 04-30-2018, 05:33 PM
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Very cool razor/shavette

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 04-30-2018, 06:37 PM
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(04-30-2018, 10:42 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: Used it this morning as the eagle eyed might have spotted in my SOTD. Cheeks and lower part of the neck WTG. Didn't have to call the emergency services nor explain to my Better half why the bathroom were awash in blood thanks to the tips and guidance, so I'll call it a success. No nicks at all in fact... but coming from DEs and SEs it's a little awkward to get around the jawline.

No blood=win! Congrats.

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