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JCinPA

The Lather Maestro
Hello, and welcome! I cannot speak to whether the Wilkinson razor is more aggressive than the King C. Gillete because I have not used them. However, I would suggest you continue to use only the King C. Gillette for at least a month. Only then should you try the Wilkinson again.

The reason is every razor has a different amount of razor exposure and gap, and different razors shave at different angles to the face for best efficiency and comfort. Too often, beginners wade into this with all sorts of gear, changing it all out on a nearly daily basis. You will learn to shave comfortably. Eventually. But I guarantee you that you will learn faster if you stick with the KCG for a full month, and leave the other razor in a drawer. You'll be shaving with that KCG like it's your job in no time at all. When you try the other razor, use that one, and only that one for a while until you get used to its idiosyncrasies.

I'd also recommend you do the same with the blades. Not a month, certainly, but finish one tuck (5 blades) first, then change to another brand of blade and do a full tuck, as well. Now eventually, this will not be necessary. Experienced shavers who have shaved for years with many razors, and who have honed their technique can almost look at a new razor for a few moments and start out with a decent shave with it, and probably dial it in pretty much in several days. But too many beginners have mediocre (or worse) experiences for long periods of time because they're playing with too many things before they get a few miles under their belts.

There is a saying around here, YMMV, meaning your mileage may vary. Or one blade (razor, soap, cream, brush) may be one man's favorite and another's most hated, it's a very subjective thing. This topic is not, however, your mileage will not vary. Yes, you'll learn to shave efficiently and comfortably eventually hopping around from product to product. But I guarantee you that you will get there faster, with less nicks and uncomfortable shaves along the way if you follow my advice.

Put the Wilkinson away for a while and don't look at it. Focus on the KCG you're having initial success with. Later you may find you love the Wilkinson much more than the KCG, that's YMMV. But you'll thank me if you settle in with a razor for a month or more, stick with a blade for 3-5 blades before switching, etcetera. Go ahead and play with 2-3-4 lather products, though if you want to. My advice applies mostly to razors and blades. Good luck, and great shaves!



 
@JCinPA thank you very much for your recommendations. I will certainly do as you say, keep on the KCG razor and blade until the end of the tuck and then switch to some other blade with the same KCG razor.

Thank you ;-)
 

Marco

B&B's Man in Italy
Hello, and welcome! I cannot speak to whether the Wilkinson razor is more aggressive than the King C. Gillete because I have not used them. However, I would suggest you continue to use only the King C. Gillette for at least a month. Only then should you try the Wilkinson again.

The reason is every razor has a different amount of razor exposure and gap, and different razors shave at different angles to the face for best efficiency and comfort. Too often, beginners wade into this with all sorts of gear, changing it all out on a nearly daily basis. You will learn to shave comfortably. Eventually. But I guarantee you that you will learn faster if you stick with the KCG for a full month, and leave the other razor in a drawer. You'll be shaving with that KCG like it's your job in no time at all. When you try the other razor, use that one, and only that one for a while until you get used to its idiosyncrasies.

I'd also recommend you do the same with the blades. Not a month, certainly, but finish one tuck (5 blades) first, then change to another brand of blade and do a full tuck, as well. Now eventually, this will not be necessary. Experienced shavers who have shaved for years with many razors, and who have honed their technique can almost look at a new razor for a few moments and start out with a decent shave with it, and probably dial it in pretty much in several days. But too many beginners have mediocre (or worse) experiences for long periods of time because they're playing with too many things before they get a few miles under their belts.

There is a saying around here, YMMV, meaning your mileage may vary. Or one blade (razor, soap, cream, brush) may be one man's favorite and another's most hated, it's a very subjective thing. This topic is not, however, your mileage will not vary. Yes, you'll learn to shave efficiently and comfortably eventually hopping around from product to product. But I guarantee you that you will get there faster, with less nicks and uncomfortable shaves along the way if you follow my advice.

Put the Wilkinson away for a while and don't look at it. Focus on the KCG you're having initial success with. Later you may find you love the Wilkinson much more than the KCG, that's YMMV. But you'll thank me if you settle in with a razor for a month or more, stick with a blade for 3-5 blades before switching, etcetera. Go ahead and play with 2-3-4 lather products, though if you want to. My advice applies mostly to razors and blades. Good luck, and great shaves!



The Maestro has spoken! :thumbup1:
 

JCinPA

The Lather Maestro
@JCinPA thank you very much for your recommendations. I will certainly do as you say, keep on the KCG razor and blade until the end of the tuck and then switch to some other blade with the same KCG razor.

Thank you ;-)
You are welcome! Now after using up your two blades, you will probably be getting consistent, good, comfortable results from the KCG. THEN switch to the Wilkinson for a while. My suggestion was not against experimentation, just too much too soon. It is entirely possible you’ll prefer the Wilkie. Or the KCG. Or maybe you’ll want to try a vintage. That’s the fun in this. But for now, settle down, be mindful in your shaves, and you’ll be amazed how fast you progress. Good luck and great shaves!
 
You are welcome! Now after using up your two blades, you will probably be getting consistent, good, comfortable results from the KCG. THEN switch to the Wilkinson for a while. My suggestion was not against experimentation, just too much too soon. It is entirely possible you’ll prefer the Wilkie. Or the KCG. Or maybe you’ll want to try a vintage. That’s the fun in this. But for now, settle down, be mindful in your shaves, and you’ll be amazed how fast you progress. Good luck and great shaves!
Today I returned to KCG razor using yestarday's blade used on Wilkinson. That was a normal shave, without irritation or blood.

Said that, I will do as @JCinPA recommended and stay with KCG razor for some more time and after I will try Wilkinson again.

Thank you and great shaves!
 
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