So I've only been wet shaving for a couple of weeks and from the first one on, I already knew that I was going to stick with using safety razors and doing the whole prep ritual.
With that said, I upgraded to the Merkur Vision
I know, I know...Im a newb and the Vision is the last thing that should be in my hand, but I did my homework on it and I felt confident enough to make the investment... by the way, Thanks John, from WestCoastShaving.com (Quick Ship, Excellent Communication)
I received it today and the instant I opened it, I took an afternoon shower and prepared for the shave.
I have to admit, when I opened up that tin can and saw the Vision, I was a little intimidated. But I slapped on the blade and started. I set it on "N" which was a little confusing cause you would think the "N" would be the most aggressive, but I guess this one was built a little weird and it really ended up being a little short of midpoint.
After all said and done, I am completely all about this razor! First pass was WTG and 2nd was ATG. Then touch-ups to little areas. I had a couple cuts on my neck but I think I got a little greedy and tried t0o many little strokes and ended up with a couple niks but nothing a styptic couldn't handle.
All in all, it was by far the closest shave I have ever had. My face doesn't hurt when I rub against it and it was only a little reddish for just a little while. Very Very happy with this purchase.
Now please stop me from buying the Futur and the Progress...I know I don't need them, but something about this new found love of mine makes me want to try everything out.