Dreadnought ‘Cut-Throat’ Shavette/Straight Razor

$20.00
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DNS108
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Cut throat shave the Dreadnought way with this stylish replaceable blade shavette! Features the distinctive Dreadnought logo on the handle.

The shavette is a close relative to the straight razor with the difference being that the blades can be changed, just like a safety razor. This means you don't have to worry about stropping and sharpening yet enjoy the closeness of a straight razor shave!

Comes in plastic slip case. Features the distinctive Dreadnought logo on the handle and the metal blade holder is laser etched with the Dreadnought skull!

Length is 22cm fully open.

4 Reviews

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  • 4
    Good shavette

    Posted by Paul on 13th Mar 2019

    Very nice shavette. It’s just a bit light for my taste.

  • 4
    just started shaving with this.

    Posted by Unknown on 20th Apr 2015

    Just started shaving with a straight razor style blades and I bought this as a starter and I have to say it's amazing. Built very well feels great in the hand and I can keep a good grip on it. Wish it came with blades when you buy it cause I had to go a few days before I was able to use it. Otherwise this is a great product

  • 5
    Excellent shavette! Well made and fun!

    Posted by Joel - British Columbia, Canada on 3rd Sep 2014

    This is a great little Shavette! Seems well constructed and feels good in the hand. It is fairly light, but the blade holder and tang have more heft than say a Dovo shavette. I like that it looks more like a traditional straight razor than most shavettes. I've read other reviews that said that the blade extended too far out of the blade holder once the blade is installed and holder closed. I do not find this to be an issue at all. In fact, an inserted blade fits exactly where is needs to be. Were it any more recessed into the blade holder it would be difficult to get the proper angle while shaving. Shavettes do have to take into account the wider width of the blade holder that is very close to the cutting edge vs. The very thin blade of a "real" straight razor. My opinion is that this one is perfect. If you take a second to carefully ensure that the blade does not move while closing the blade holder (I turn it upside down so that the cutting edge is facing up and then close) it seats exactly were the it is supposed to. Also remember that the blade you use and the skill of the operator are critical components in the proper usage and overall results when using any straight razor, whether a shavette or traditional. This Dreadnaught shavette will give you a VERY close shave once you master the technique. I like the fact that it is made in the UK instead of China and for a shavette, I think it's pretty sharp looking. The price can't be argued with. Definitely got the "manly" factor going, though there is no reason why ladies inclined toward straight razor shaving shouldn't give this a try too! I would personally recommend this shavette over one of the cheaper Parker shavettes. It does use a standard DE blade which I like as am already a DE shaver so it's not a special blade unique to this shavette that I have to spend extra dough on. As a DE shaver, I do not find the length of the blade to be an issue at all. One should never rush a straight razor shave, period. If you are in an hurry a straight razor isn't for you. Remember, it's no shorter than your DE blade, so if the shave takes longer it is the user not the blade length that makes the difference. I still use and generally prefer my DE Merkur razor on most days as I'm still mastering the technique of straight razor shaving, but I find the Dreadnaught shavette to be a lot of fun and a great starter for straight razor shaving! I'm definitely hooked! Those who want a straight razor but do not have the time, funds for initial investment, or perhaps don't want to learn the art of stropping and honing straight razors may even prefer to use this as their only straight razor. I am a busy professional and don't have a lot of time to fiddle with extra details in my morning routine and this is the perfect solution for my interest in straight razor shaving. You should start out with a gentle blade like a Derby at first and then work your way toward a sharper blade if you prefer. Because of the infinitely adjustable blade angle while shaving, you may find that you don't need as sharp a blade with the shavette as with a DE razor. I use a Feather blade in my DE and love the sharp edge and close clean shave. A Derby extra or red persona works great for the shavette. Once I develop a steady enough hand I may try something like a Crystal or even a Feather. The key is zero pressure and remembering that your whole arm is what should adjust your blade angle, not you wrist. The hand stays steady while your arm gently moves the blade stroke. Don't rush and don't press. Take it easy and remember that no skill is born but cultivated and nurtured with practice and dedication. Give it a try and have fun! I hope this helps someone else to decide to give this shavette a try. I highly recommend it!

  • 5
    Excellent shavette! Well made and fun!

    Posted by Joel - British Columbia, Canada on 2nd Sep 2014

    This is a great little Shavette! Seems well constructed and feels good in the hand. It is fairly light, but the blade holder and tang have more heft than say a Dovo shavette. I like that it looks more like a tradition straight razor than most shavettes. I've read other reviews that said that the blade extended too far out of the blade holder once the blade is installed and holder closed. I do not find this to be an issue at all. In fact, an inserted blade fits exactly where is needs to be. Were it any more recessed into the blade holder it would be difficult to get the proper angle while shaving. Shavettes do have to take into account the wider width of the blade holder that is very close to the cutting edge vs. The very thin blade of a "real" straight razor. My opinion is that this one is perfect. If you take a second to carefully ensure that the blade does not move while closing the blade holder (I turn it upside down so that the cutting edge is facing up and then close) it seats exactly were the it is supposed to. Also remember that the blade you use and the skill of the operator are critical components in the proper usage and overall results when using any straight razor, whether a shavette or traditional. This Dreadnaught shavette will give you a VERY close shave once you master the technique. I like the fact that it is made in the UK instead of China and for a shavette, I think it's pretty sharp looking. The price can't be argued with. Definitely got the "manly" factor going, though there is no reason why ladies inclined toward straight razor shaving shouldn't give this a try too! I would peraonally recommend this shavette over one of the cheaper Parker shavettes. It does use a standard DE blade which I like as am already a DE shaver so it's not a special blade unique to this shavette that I have to spend extra dough on. As a DE shaver, I do not find the length of the blade to be an issue at all. One should never rush a straight razor shave, period. If you are in an hurry a straight razor isn't for you. Remember, it's no shorter than your DE blade, so if the shave takes longer it is the user not the blade length that makes the difference. I still use and generally prefer my DE Merkur razor on most days as I'm still mastering the technique of straight razor shaving, but I find the Dreadnaught shavette to be a lot of fun and a great starter for straight razor shaving! I'm definitely hooked! Those who what a straight razor but do not have the time, funds for initial investment, or perhaps don't want to learn the art of stropping and honing straight razors may even prefer to use this as their only straight razor. I am a busy professional and don't have a lot of time to fiddle with extra details in my morning routine and this is the perfect solution for my interest in straight razor shaving. You should start out with gentle blade like a Derby at first and then work your way toward a sharper blade if you prefer. Because of the infinitely adjustable blade angle while shaving, you may find that you don't need as sharp a blade with the shavette as with a DE razor. I use a Feather blade in my DE and love the sharp edge and close clean shave. A Derby extra or red persona works great for the shavette. Once I develop a steady enough hand I may try something like a Crystal or even a Feather. The key is zero pressure and remembering that your whole arm is what should adjust your blade angle, not you wrist. The hand stays steady while your arm gently moves the blade stroke. Don't rush and don't press. Take it easy and remember that no skill is born but cultivated and nurtured with practice and dedication. Give it a try and have fun! I hope this helps someone else to decide to give this shavette a try. I highly recommend it!

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