12-11-2012, 06:23 PM
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  • Blair77
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  • Bakersfield, California
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I got my new Parker Shavette in the mail yesterday and took it for a test drive tonight. I ended up with 4 small weepers which is better than I expected! I didn't cut myself while dragging the blade across my face. It was more from not being aware of the edge while positioning it.

I'm not going to give up, though. Getting used to the amount of pressure I can apply to the blade is going to be another part of the learning curve. All in all, I enjoyed the experience and the little woman said it looked sexy. Gotta love that.

The Clubman aftershave let me know exactly where my knicks were and smells great!

Anyhow, that's my SOTD story. Have a great night!

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 12-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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Very nice! I've asked for a Parker SR1 for Christmas, as my wife is extremely nervous about me bringing a straight razor in the house, but this should be something close enough for me, and the blade is removable. Thanks for sharing!

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 12-11-2012, 08:00 PM
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Congratulations and good luck!

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 12-11-2012, 08:31 PM
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Congrats! I understand that a shavette is actually more difficult to use than a SR. Thumbup

You've got a significantly larger pair than I have.

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 12-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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  • Blair77
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(12-11-2012, 08:31 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Congrats! I understand that a shavette is actually more difficult to use than a SR. Thumbup

You've got a significantly larger pair than I have.

Well that actually gives me hope as I plan to eventually buy a proper SR.

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 12-11-2012, 10:44 PM
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(12-11-2012, 08:31 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Congrats! I understand that a shavette is actually more difficult to use than a SR. Thumbup

It's just harsher. Imagine a DE on a stick. Tongue

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 12-12-2012, 12:08 AM
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  • blzrfn
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I bought a Sanguine shavette and have been to timid to give it a shot. My biggest holdback is trying to see the blade in the mirror as I am holding the razor against my face. The way that I am holding it puts my hand right in my line of sight and that doesn't build my confidence in giving it a go.

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 12-13-2012, 08:03 PM
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Hmmm well I started off with straights first, then went to DE'S, and am now trying out a feather rg I gotta say straights are MUCH more forgiving than shavettes. While also having a smoother feel cause shavettes are so wicked sharp.
All in all good luck with the parker Biggrin I seem to always reach for my fatboy more than any of my other razors though.

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 12-13-2012, 08:28 PM
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(12-12-2012, 12:08 AM)blzrfn Wrote: I bought a Sanguine shavette and have been to timid to give it a shot. My biggest holdback is trying to see the blade in the mirror as I am holding the razor against my face. The way that I am holding it puts my hand right in my line of sight and that doesn't build my confidence in giving it a go.

Would an extendable/retractable mirror that you could position where you want it help? I have no idea, I'm just wondering. If so, they can be hundreds of dollars or near $10. Google it.

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 12-14-2012, 10:51 AM
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  • blzrfn
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(12-13-2012, 08:28 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Would an extendable/retractable mirror that you could position where you want it help? I have no idea, I'm just wondering. If so, they can be hundreds of dollars or near $10. Google it.

I have seen those and thought about one, but I think it would look kind of weird in our two sink/ two mirror bath to have a third mirror off to the side. I think I will just keep an eye out at the thrift stores and maybe prop up the small mirror my wife uses to pluck her eyebrows to give it a shot. Of course, I'm still nervous about the whole thing... Blush

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