Joseph Rodgers 13/16 near wedge, and day 5 of 7 using the Veg.
We'll file today under "all's well that ends well." I had the Dahlgren up to bat for frameback Friday, but the edge felt a little off. So I set it aside and grabbed the shavette with a Feather Pro that had 3 or 4 shaves on it. Felt very nice and smooth. But...as I was doing my XTG pass on the chin, I noticed that it wasn't taking hair off. At all! Did another quick swipe ATG under the chin and it took a few but left most of it untouched. No, the blade wasn't loaded backwards, I checked . I guess I expected some tugging but it was just happily sliding right over the hairs.
How many shaves do you get off a blade? I haven't really used it enough to get a read but today's experience was just, well, weird.I was actually thinking about taking my Feather AC for a ride around the block - after using the AC for about two weeks, I ended up buying my first traditional straight and never ended up using the AC again.
I picked up and began using the AC SS folding razor with Pro Guard blades around the same time I started using SR’s. It lasted about a half dozen shaves until I figured straights were my thing. It’s a decent tool and gets good results…just not my thing as far as feel and comfort are concerned.I was actually thinking about taking my Feather AC for a ride around the block - after using the AC for about two weeks, I ended up buying my first traditional straight and never ended up using the AC again.
I didn't get my shavettes to try and make me a better traditional SR shaver but you are correct. Traditional SR's improve your shavette technique.....
I bought this shavette to make me a better SR shaver. Instead, my SRs have definitely improved my technique with the shavette.