Thank you, my friend.Well said, David. I use everything from a Krona or Tech up to a WR2 1.35 or an H&S P076. They all provide marvelous shaves. And with all razors, I do a two pass shave.
I don't have experience with slants but I keep reading that they can be better for sensitive skin because of their cutting action. This made me think that they are (or can be?) a mild shave.I moved away from the agressive razors and slant
I should be smart enough to stop trying. There is a spot just below my chin that is hard to get at and mostly ends up turning an otherwise enjoyable shave into an exercise in frustration. Note to self...it's ok to not have a BBS shave every time!Also, I don't chase BBS below the chin.
This is really interesting to know. Thanks for sharing that!If you have a few nice mild razors that are being ignored try a Kai blade.
Interesting! Which pass do you forego? I'm thinking a WTG and ATG pass are good enough?And with all razors, I do a two pass shave.
I just had this experience and I was blown away! I have a friend who I hadn't seen in a while so I was telling him about my new shaving hobby and he tells me that he basically either shaves dry or with just water. He started doing it when he was in the military because he had to shave every day and hated having to have shaving equipment with him, even during exercises and when deployed. His solution was to just take the razor and dry shave. He said it took his face a little while to get used to it but he's been shaving that way ever since, for probably 20 years. I'm pretty sure my skin would be so irritated I wouldn't be able to shave again for a month.I know people who shave with cartridge razors with only water on their faces without having any problems at all
Now there's an experienced shaver. That's great. I may try to be less conventional and see if I can get away with less blade-to-skin contact, especially on my chin area.I use short strokes at multiple different angles, & overlap each stroke. I also stretch my skin as I shave to increase the efficiency of my strokes.
I hope it helps. But everyone is different in what provides a good shave as well as a good-feeling shave. For me, the short strokes with skin stretching have made a big improvement in the quality of my shaves.Now there's an experienced shaver. That's great. I may try to be less conventional and see if I can get away with less blade-to-skin contact, especially on my chin area.
part of my exact rotation, except I use the Blackbird OC. Going to a mild razor infuriates me somewhat...I found this to be true for me as well. Over the last year or so I primarily used a Yates 921-EH, Karve sb-f, and a Blackland blackbird. Now when I try to use milder razors I generally find the shave sub-par.