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I do not equate “aggression“ with “efficient” in a direct correlation. To me (ymmv) aggressive is the opposite of smooth.
I have experienced smooth razors that were efficient and some that are not. The WB when handled properly is very smooth and efficient as is the Fine Slant. The 🦊 gets high...
I wanted to offer an update on the Fine Slant since @Cal hasn’t given one for a while 🤠
I have been using the Fine in my main rotation of the FOCS and Wunderbar, those 3 make up my goto tools. I will sometimes use the El Fantasma or PBOCS in there but mostly the 3 amigos are all I could ask for...
I agree, I hate foreign knockoffs. It definitely is a rip on the Stealth and while not sure of what it is made of (zamak?) it looks awful close up.
Not speaking ill of any of the buyers here, I love experimenting with new razors too.
I told a member that the FOCS wasn’t as aggressive as a Slim wide open. I stand by that.
I do not get that a 🦊 has a lot of blade feel, to me it is about like a pre-war Tech in blade feel and nowhere near my Red Tip.
A shim under the blade generally increases the gap and blade exposure. A shim on top may decrease blade exposure depending on the razor’s design.
Another phenomenon I have witnessed is that a shim on top of the blade in a razor prone to chatter (like the PBOCS) can tame it.
So I do not usually jive with Feather blades. They are harsh to me and do not seem to actually shave any closer.
This morning the 🦊 is back at bat and I looked in my loose blades and .... there’s a few Feathers.
I loaded one up, took a hot shower and lathered up with Taconic Urban Woods.