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>> Disposable Straights <<

Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:12 pm

So everyone here knows, my first straight was a bust. I have since taken the plunge on a vintage Heljestrand which will be arriving soon, and as I often work out-of-state, I am always cautious as to what valuables I tote. Which knives & stones I choose to carry is always a deliberation, and now with this new piece of steel I foresee a new dilemma. What are your opinions on disposable straights? I had never seen one until viewing this video...

Re: >> Disposable Straights <<

Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:07 pm

The Feather series of disposables are the only ones worth considering, IMO, because the blades are rounded at the ends. The "shavette" type, as used in the video, are nothing more than nicks and cuts waiting to happen because the ends of the blade are still pointed. Ask me how I know.

Re: >> Disposable Straights <<

Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:51 pm

Image ...d'oh!

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:09 am

Feather make the best once i tryd so far. thay are extremly sharp, some ppl think thay are to sharp, but i disagree :)

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Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:46 am

Sounds like a concensus...


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Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:49 am

Yup feather is the way to go.

Congratulations on the Heljestrand. I've been looking for one for weeks :(

Re: >> Disposable Straights <<

Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:00 pm

I Have a feather artist club. It works great on my travels.

And they have a few different type of blades you can choose from. I would recommend getting one pack of each to find your favourite. Although I wouldn't bother with the pro guard type of blades.

Re: >> Disposable Straights <<

Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:42 am

I use a Dovo Shavette with feather DE razors broken in half. It is no wheres close to the weight of an actual straight but the design is great and it is well made and comfortable to use. This is also what the "Master Barber" uses to shave me at The Art Of Shaving when I treat myself
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