Hello, you may call me a semi-experienced safety razor user. I've tested Slant bars, had feather all stainless and I'm using recently small Featler all portable razor. The problem with my beard is, I have very flat groving hair on my neck. The whiskers grow on irregular directions and while I manage to get BBS without irritation on my chicks and chins, I always get irritation on the place on my neck, where my hairs are growing upward. That's the reason I switched to straights. unfortunately due to lack of time required to shaving with straight I decided to get back to safeties again. the funny thing is, I've never had any irritation when shaving with straight even on my neck (the reason for that is that I was able to adjust the blade to very short angle hence no irritation). I tried to copy that motion with my feather portable, unfortunately I'm unable to obtain such a small angle as with straights. The portable is the only safety I got at the moment and I would like you to advise me some straight which maybe will fix my neck-irritation problem. I consider getting feather AS again but I'm afraid the problem with not sufficient angle will return (I love the design and craftmanship, though ). I also consider slant (but I was always a bloody mess after the shaving). Could you advice me something ? I'm not interested on the second market or used safeties - only brand new. Thanks in advance for any replies.