I just got my brand new Merkur Vision in the mail today, and am looking forward to tomorrow morning's shave--however, I'm not sure how to adjust the blade opening. As a first timer, what's better--a closed or open setting?
Austin said:I visually adjust my Vision. Not all razors are aligned correctly. If you view the razor head sideways and start turning the adjustment you will see what I mean. A closed setting is a safer shave. Enjoy.
guenron said:Good idea to visually verify the opening.. Assuming that your razor is least aggressive (Least Blade Exposure) with the "N" under the Mercury Head and most aggressive with the "V" under Mercury's Head, a setting of "O" or "N" for the first shave or two will give you an unthreatening opportunity to get used to the heft and balance of this great shaving machine. Enjoy, relax, and let the weight of the razor do the work.. Try not to choke up too much on the handle as it is a formula for nicks and cuts. Make your strokes S-L-O-W-L-Y and be prepared for a great shave.
mrob said:Well, I had my inaugural shave with the Vision this AM, and I'm not sure what to think. I was so nervous about gouging myself that I may have used too LITTLE pressure, so the shave was not as close as I've been used to getting--a fair amount of stubble. However, I only did 2 passes, both with the grain, and refrained from a sideways pass on #2 for fear of irritation.
I'm thinking of trying 2 passes tomorrow AM, with #2 being sideways, and see if that improves the closeness of the shave--any ideas? I'm figuring its better to start with less aggression and work my way up?