The basics .... Santa brought a Mekur 32C, Vulfix 660, D. R. Harris can of shave cream and a blade sampler pack (Derby, Mekur, Personna & Feather) Worked through the blades in the order shown, 2-3 days on each, starting with a 2 pass shave (wtg & xtg) and a 3 pass shave on the last day. I could tell a difference in sharpness between from the Derby and Mekur to the Personna and Feather. Now I'm working back through the blades a second time assuming my technique as improved and I'll get a better feel for each blade. For the last couple of shaves I've changed my approach a bit. After the second pass, I rub my face looking for rough spots with a wet hand. This tends to make the lather residue slick so I just shave the rough spots atg after rubbing the lather up a bit with my wet hand. Seems to work pretty well. Anyone else do this?