Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4
Rated 5 out of 5 by SharkeAttack Awesome
I had never shaved with a straight razor and wanted to learn. Saw a store in Dublin CA and bought the razor with extra blades as well as the pre-oil and other creams. Loved it. I was told it is easier to learn with this razor and I am inclined to agree. I have been using this razor for 2 years and started using a traditional recently and feel this razor taught me well.
January 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Glag25 Dissapointment
Prior to purchasing, asked about straight blades (long, not short) was told they were sold "all over". Just came back from Walmart, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Sams club, Shop Rite and could not find blades. If The Art of Shaving sells kits and all items necessary to use the straight edge razor, they should sell the blades also.
December 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Levis DOVO Shavette review
I purchased this razor on a trip at DC, at the store in Union Station. I purchased this along with 10 (technically 20) spare blades. I hadn't shaved with a straight blade before, and I would say this is a good blade to use to get used to it, and it may be less "intimidating." I do not use it as much as my other straight blades now, but it's a good starter blade, and it's also more travel friendly than bringing a strop with you. I have sensitive skin, but it's no problem when you use their oils and after shaves.
Overall, it's a good blade for the price, and a good "starter" straight razor. The blades are also cheaper to buy than cartridges.
April 21, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 Good, But not Great
In terms of functionality this razor is fantastic - a really clever design. For $45 though, I'd really love to see the quality level increased on it. Don't get me wrong, it's a great razor, with a great design, and it's not like it's going to fall apart any time soon. I'd just like to see nicer materials on it for the price.
October 10, 2011