I also have the Dovo Shavette, which I'll be comparing this to. I'm a lazy son of a bitch. Wanted that straight razor shave without the maintenance of care for a traditional straight edge. Maybe one day I'll have the time to keep up a straight razor and invest over a hundred on a decent blade, but this does the trick. It has some drawbacks, the grip is very two-dimensional, with no jibbing to prevent it from slipping, and there is some carbon in the nooks and crannies from the factory that is really annoying. Even at this price range it seems it should come cleaner. Hence the one star off. Overall very pleased, especially at the price point. Compared to the Dovo, the Parker is hands down better quality, with better weight to it. One thing I like about the Dovo Shavette is the under-nose shave since it is shorter, you can get at the hairs a lot easier. Also, I really don't like the plastic sleeve that you have to use with the Dovo.