More Deep Thoughts than Jack Handy
Just a quick note on yesterday's shave with the Pearl Hammer...my face is still fairly smooth. Had to be pretty close.
Would you consider it aggressive?I've had 4 shaves on the hammer. The first 2 with the supplied Silvermax blades and thereafter lazor super platinum.
I've been able to dial in the razor and noticed it's sweet spot is indeed a slightly steep angle than normal.
The razor is extremely efficient. The smoothness and blade feel is pretty addictive. The Alum block feedback has reduced as I dial in the razor.
While it's called the Hammer, the weight is just right and doesn't make it unwieldy to move around the face.
It's a winner in my book.
Yes pretty aggressive. Blade feel is pretty high.Would you consider it aggressive?
Ugh, now I’m going to have to pick one up…Yes pretty aggressive. Blade feel is pretty high.
just curious, why don't you like the handle? does the handle have a good grip according to you? have you shaved with the open comb plate as well? does the razor have good audible feedback?I had my first shave with The Hammer. I gotta say, it was quite good. I have always said since day one that I loved the Flexi, but I wished it would have settings 8 or 9. Because as good as the shave was on setting 6, I was always left wanting more. Well, the hammer is more. It feels very similar in nature to the Flexi. Same finish. Similar weight and balance. But more. More blade. More efficiency. What it does not have more of is any sort of irritation. This is one smooth shaver. I am not a fan of the handle though. But that can be lived with... or changed... pretty easily. I shaved with the SB plate.
You can read my thoughts on this razor and today's shave in my journal linked in my signature.
Overall, the Hammer may just be a great razor! We will see how it goes.
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As I mentioned above, first shave. So no. Did not shave with the OC plate yet. I expand on my thoughts in my shave journal, which I also stated above. I don’t have any grip issues, or slippage, even with perfectly smooth handles. But no, I do not think this handle has good grip. I think this handle is not pleasing to look at. And I find it does not have a nice feel in the hand. Although I do think it has a great weight and good balance. And the finish of the whole razor is very high quality. I may get more accustomed to this handle over time. But if I don’t, I have dozens of better handles laying around. The razor does have good audible feedback.just curious, why don't you like the handle? does the handle have a good grip according to you? have you shaved with the open comb plate as well? does the razor have good audible feedback?
I read the blade gap of this razor for the closed comb is supposed to be 0.75 or 0.76, but it feels more aggressive to me than the gamechanger .84 or lupo .95 open comb and closed comb. I was wondering if anyone else has this same experience with this razor being more aggressive than just about all the lupos and game changers with maybe the exception being the razorock jaws .84 which I have. This razor is an aggressive smooth razor that gave me close to BBS in 2 passes.
It doesn't seem like either puts much stock in clamping, for what it's worth.The hammer has better blade clamping than the H1,
In my book, aggressive and efficient are two different things. Efficiency indicates how effective and how close a razor shaves. Aggressiveness indicates how the razor feels on your skin, as well as it’s potential to bite and do facial damage.