For a daily shave I prefer two passes (WTG, XTG). Sundays I do a three pass shave (WTG, XTG, ATG). I don't know if you are doing it already, but you can get amazingly smooth with one WTG pass when you stretch the skin as you shave as one does with a straight razor. Opening post was a great write-up. Thanks for sharing your experience.Wasn't particularly happy with yesterday's shave. It was close...but I definitely had some razor rash or irritation. Especially on my right cheek.
So after doing some more reading last night I decided to do 2 passes instead of 3 this morning. 1 with the grain and 1 against. Much better results.
Tried some some cliffs of Mohr soap and aftershave for 1st time. Worked well. Liked the sent. Think I got the lather a little watery/thin today but it still worked. Very different soap from spice reseve. Still loving the blu atlas aftershave before the splash.
(Yes, this can be addictive. Be careful. You might end up in the 3017 forum or selling stuff in the B-S-T forum or piffing it away. Feather blades are great. I don't use one often, because I like a couple others better, but a Feather blade makes its way into rotation on rare occasion.)