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    Hello Everybody;

    So I just got my new Dovo Best Quality 6/8 professionally honed and I must say that I am desapointed about my first shave with it. I have been shaving for 30 days with a shavette with great results and I find the the Dovo gives a much worst shave.

    Is this normal? Will the shave be comparable to the one of the shavette as my technique improves?

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    did you strop it before shaving?

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    Actually not. The person that honed the razor told me not to do it since I am not skilled.

    Of course, I ll have to strop it next shave.

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    What are you having problems with? The sharpness? The length of the edge? The angle? Weight? Of course you will have to adjust and it will take time.

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    The ¨problem¨ that I am having is that the straight razor is not shaving as well as the Shavette. Of course my technique is off so I was asking if with the proper technique I can expect the same shaving ¨quality¨ as with the shavette.

    Should I put more pressure in the shave. Change the angle (I use the Dove Best Quality 6/8)?

    Thanks for the feed back, I appreciate it.

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    I hesitate to give an answer never having used a shavette. From what I have read here the shaving angle on the blade is slightly different with a straight razor compared to a shavette. there should be about 2 spine widths gap between your face and the spine and adjust from there to suit. I would not apply more pressure as that usually leads to razor burn. It may just be a matter of acquiring the right technique for using a straight razor.

    Stropping is a double edged sword for a beginner. You can improve the edge a bit with good stropping technique or damage it with poor stropping. If you have not stropped a razor before you might want to try another shave without doing so. I am sure you will get some better answers shortly from those who have used shavettes.

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    Having a good lather that provides cushion and glide is critical too.

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    thank you for the repalys

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    More pressure is never the answer, and if the person who honed it knows what they're doing, it's not the razor. That leaves your parts in the process in question: face prep, lather, angle from the face, grip and angle/direction of stroke. Not stropping a newly honed blade was correct, because that takes your stropping out of the mix.

    Try again in a day or two with more attention to the lather and your technique. Watch and listen to the videos of Lynn and others shaving. You'll find the answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haroldg48 View Post
    More pressure is never the answer, and if the person who honed it knows what they're doing, it's not the razor. That leaves your parts in the process in question: face prep, lather, angle from the face, grip and angle/direction of stroke. Not stropping a newly honed blade was correct, because that takes your stropping out of the mix.

    Try again in a day or two with more attention to the lather and your technique. Watch and listen to the videos of Lynn and others shaving. You'll find the answer.
    Great, Thanks!

    Next time I shave do you recommend that I strop the razor?

    What angle should i try for a 6/8

    I ll watch again Lynn´s videos

    Again thanks

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