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After taking a few weeks off I've sent it back to be re-honed. I will be careful to observe the sharpness upon its return. I believe I had poor a stropping technique the first time and knocked off the edge. I tried to restrop and nothing improved.
Since I am new, I have no idea what it is suppose to feel like. Right now I would rate it as a DE shave with a blade that should have been thrown away weeks ago. Is that from technique? Is that from blade? I have no idea.
Day 2: After reviewing hand positions and blade angles I gave it another whirl. My previous angles were probably too steep and not too shallow. I did my right cheek with the straight and my left cheek with the DE with just a WTG pass. It wasn't even close. While the DE side was as smooth and...
Well that was a total disappointment. I was expecting it to be difficult. I wasn't expecting it to be totally worthless.
I find my DE shaves to be very smooth, requiring very light pressure. I found the straight to not even want to go through a single-day of growth without effort, and when...
I feel like I have done my homework and will give it a try in the morning. I fully expect it to feel like throwing a baseball with my left hand (RHP). I know going in that it will take time for muscle memory to kick in.
I got a Dovo Forestal from thesuperiorshave and a Walking Horse strop...
As we said on the trial, "There is a very fine line between a thru-hiker and the homeless. We have better legs".
I was offered cash several times, "to get a good meal". These well-meaning folks had no idea that I was not short of cash.
I started DE shaving a month ago and things have gone pretty well. I still get some razor burn in a couple areas which tells me I need to adjust my technique in these areas. I'm getting there.
I'm considering a straight but am wondering what my timing should be and what type of razor I start...