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    You can also see Geofatboy shaving with explanations using a Feather non-folding shavette here:
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    Aloha!

    It's been three years since I started this thread. Two years ago I ordered a long blade Shavette from China (via Aliexpress) called the
    XYP Straight Razor with Cloud Blades. This razor also goes by various other names including Strong Leopard 77-A. I paid $8.00 and that included shipping and 20 Cloud blades.

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    With the included Cloud blades I liked this out of the box. Nice balanced feel, and long enough blade to mimic my straight razors. After two years I still cut myself on occasion, but it's no where near as bad as the regular razor blade Shavettes that I own. I liked the Cloud blades so much I ordered more. But honestly, you are better off just ordering a new Shavette and blades from AliExpress for a lower cost than the blades themselves.

    My next Shavette will probably be the Feather Non Folding Shavette as mentioned in the previous post above. But the last two years have been better on the "nick and cut front" with this razor than when I was using a regular DE blade Shavette.

    FWIW, I seem to cut myself frequently with a Shavette on either side of my nose between nose and lip about 1 inch outside where my nose ends. I probably have bad technique that the Straight razor is forgiving at that angle/area whereas the Shavette just cuts me to show me who's boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbs View Post
    My opinion only. For travel, nothing beats a DE razor and blade combo. I have several Gillettes and a couple of Merkur Futur razors. They all shave great and I can lather and finish in under 5 minutes in a hurry. For shavette, and if you do well with straight, I will agree with those on here about the Feather SS shavette with the longer blades. I have now acquired a folding and a more traditional Japanese non folding Feather razor. Both heads work exactly the same. I'm really more partial to the non folding since I don't switch hands shaving. Never did with DE and I have not with straight and shavette. The thing about the non folding Feather is that you can get a good feel and have a bit more vision with it, at least I do. Feather has a very mild blade now called the Feather Artist Club Pro Soft Guard Blades and good for sensitive skin. I ordered 3 of them from this place: Buy Individual Razor Blades for Double Edge, Single Edge and Shavettes Also ordered 2 of the Kamosori blades for Artist Club they have. Nice thing about the razor is it's good choice of blades and amount of exposure. Trying a few blades is nice since you don't have to commit to a whole box if you really don't care for them. See the differences between FEATHER blades here: video is short and shows the difference in sizes and exposure of blade tips.
    I have the feather ss in the kamisori styld and the folding style. I like the folder more. And with the feather pro blades i get one of the best feeling and closest shaves ive ever had. I enjoy ine a lot and use it often. Sure its going to cost you more than the china thing for 8 bucks but it works perfectly in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gasman View Post
    I have the feather ss in the kamisori styld and the folding style. I like the folder more. And with the feather pro blades i get one of the best feeling and closest shaves ive ever had. I enjoy ine a lot and use it often. Sure its going to cost you more than the china thing for 8 bucks but it works perfectly in my opinion.
    Absolutely it will be worth it. Cost is not an issue. I bought the Chinese option only to see if I would enjoy using a Shavette that simulated a straight razor more than the standard DE Shavettes, and also to see if I could actually do a Shavette shave without cutting myself. Then my career got the best of me and I have not been able to focus on any hobbies or passions for the last few years. It's now time to relax a bit and refocus on wet shaving and my other hobbies.

    I'll probably purchase a Feather in the next week or two. Thanks for the input.
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