Thank you sir. I tried out a fresh blade in the shovel head which was a bit too relaxed. I have some blades coming from [mention]Cal [/mention]’s neck of the woods (Connaught was still the cheapest with airmail shipping somehow). Hopefully having a big stock will allow me to get more used to how the blades progress and I can get a rotation down. The blade that I tried last night felt sharp on the skin but was quite tuggy. I was in a rush and so got a few more weepers than I was expecting. Got a decent DFS most everywhere except just under my jawline where it was a SAS. Skin is still happy with me, no irritation today or after the shave despite those few weepers. It used to be that I’d have to wait days (or at least an extra day) after using a GEM razor before my skin would be ready to have another shave but I’m fairly certain it would be fine to shave daily with them now. Not sure if it’s a technique difference or the software I have been using that is helping that out.Good to see you, Joel!
Starting a fresh blade in the Bullet Tip makes for a more relaxed first few shaves but the MMOC is still King.
I will keep that in mind lol. I have 200 blades on their way so that should get me quite awhile. Apparently I used a carbon steel blade in the shovel head so that could explain my thoughts on it. Now that I know those are carbon steel I’ll be treating them a bit differently haha. Next shave tonight and haven’t decided whether to do the carbon steel in the bullet tip or the broken in stainless steel in the MMOC. I’m leaning towards the latter but we shall see.Dont forget, it took me seven months to learn it.
I find that they provide great feedback on my technique before I make a significant mistake. If I’m feeling the blade a lot, my angle is wrong haha.
I suppose we shall find out! I can say that the bottles of SV aftershave don’t last as long as the pucks of soap. I am not even close to halfway through the SV 70th puck that I have, but am almost through my first bottle of aftershave. Luckily, the gent I bought from was wise to this and sold me two bottles of aftershave with one puck of soap. Hopefully I don’t run out of the second bottle until the end of the puck.I dont know which will last longer, the blades or the SV lol.