The 4 Best Shavettes of 2018

Shavettes are a great razor to use to start getting into wet shaving. The maintenance required for a shavette is significantly less than a straight razor. The difference between a straight razor and shavette is significant enough that you should know the difference between the two.

There is no honing or stropping required- when your blade is dull just throw it out and insert a new one. The blades are sharper and will last longer than disposable razors or cartridge razors. This means you’ll save money.

You’ll find you get a closer shave with a single blade than with a multi-blade disposable razor. 

Read our guide on choosing a razor if you believe you’re ready to take the plunge into using a straight razor.

Our list of the 4 best shavettes in 2018:

1. Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor

Feather makes some of the best straight razors and the best shavettes. This razor looks old-school with its slick black resin handle and stainless steel blade body.

Just insert a blade into the blade body via a spring-mounted mechanism and you’re ready to shave. The shavette is easy to disassemble for cleaning and blade replacement.

However, there are no blades included if you order this one. Make sure you use Feather Artist Club blades only. No other standard blades work, but this isn’t a standard shavette.

2. Focus Slim Al Aluminum Shavette Interchangeable Blades

The Slim Al shavette by Focus is a cool and uniquely shaped razor. Made in Italy, its all aluminum design is made from a single piece of aluminum.

The blade locking mechanism is unique and very industrial looking. It takes half of a regular double-edge safety razor blade. Just buy the full ones, snap it in half, and insert into the shaving head.

It is lightweight and easy to use with grips along the aluminum blade. The best shavettes will fit comfortably in your palm, even when you’ve got soapy hands.

The head of the shavette is shaped like a wedge to help stretch the skin and keep a low blade-to-skin cutting angle. Check that out!

3. Dovo Shavette Straight Razor Steel Handle

Dovo, manufacturer of some of the best straight razors, also makes one of the best shavettes. This product is one of Dovo’s most popular products and is great for beginners.

This straight razor shavette features a complete stainless steel design with a matte finish and rubber grips. This design is more for those who prefer an industrial looking straight razor over a classic barbershop-esque design.

The shaving head can hold 3 different blade lengths, and the razor comes with attachments to swap out depending on the razor you’re using.

You don’t need any specialty razor blades for this shavette. Just buy the regular double-sided safety razor blades and snap them in half.

4. Feather Artist Club SS Scotch Wood Folding Straight Razor

This is another fantastic single blade shavette razor by Feather. Likely one of the best replaceable blade shaving razors you can get.

It has a polished wood handle which gives the razor a beautiful traditional style. What’s great is the handle is made of sustainable non-endangered birch wood.

The stainless steel shaving head has a rounded tip which helps reduce cuts and nicks.

The blades are locked in by a spring-mounted mechanism that is easily dismantled for changing and cleaning. Simply pinch the razor head and the blade will drop out.

This shavette is easily cleaned by removing the blade and running the head under water.

Like the previous shavette by Feather, you’ll need to use their custom blades in this shavette as well. Blades sold separately.

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