I’ve used a Shavette and can tell you, this is not the same. This was my second time giving the straight razor a go. I decided to follow the advice I had read which stated just shave your cheeks until you get good at that and use whatever shaving method you’re used to, to complete the shave….I felt this was less intimidating and built the confidence I needed. I didn’t get super close with the straight, and only did WTG passes, but it was enough to practice a bit. I then finished up with my trusty Flare Tip and was good to go.