Specifically, a shavette is a shaving tool with a disposable blade, either it’s a fixed or a folding blade which looks similar to a straight razor if put it on the table, but the only difference a shavette has is, it has a small tiny slot to slide in your shaving blade in it at the front edge. Unlike a straight razor with which you have to take care of its fixed blade the shavette does not require this as the blade is disposable.
Both "invented" by Gillette: Which Do You Believe To Be The Best?
Interestingly enough Gillette invented the safety razor at the turn of the last century but once their patent expired everyone started manufacturing them using a standard shape blade and profits tumbled for Gillette, who then moved onto cartridge razors and kept tweaking their design to ensure the patents never ran out.
Both these razors are the very best in their class.
A Shaving review of a 50+ year old Gillette Slim Adjustable Razor
Wow 50+ years later, after seeing decades of use, this razor still shaves fine. Wondering if today's Gillette Fusion razors will be able to say the same in 2065 (no of course not, as Gillette won't be making the same proprietary cartridge blades)?
I inherited my dad's old Gillette Fatboy razor which is very similar to this one (slightly shorter handle and fatter head) also from the same era, and after cleaning it up it also worked fine (and you can still get perfectly fitting blades for it worldwide).
Old-School Shaving Soaps Are Making A Much-Deserved Comeback - These Are Some Of The Best You Can Buy...
Old-School Shaving Soaps Are Making A Much-Deserved Comeback - These Are Some Of The Best You Can Buy in 2018
Using a traditional shaving soap is more arduous than new fangled creams, gels, and foams, but it’s also shaving as its most old-school: rugged, manly, and skilful. It actually dates back a couple of centuries, long before David Beckham turned us all into well-moisturised metrosexuals, and is one of the original grooming essentials for men.