Thank you all!
I've gottens some great general wetshaving info here over the last few months, and now I'm taking a trip into DE land
I recently acquired a Gillette DE, about which I know nothing.
It has 9 numbered settings for blade exposure. The top butterflies open by rotating the bottom of the handle. To me, this implement appears to be closer to 50 years old than 100
From what I read here, the more space between the safety bar and the blade, the more 'agressive' the edge.
I've picked up the local rite-aid brand blades and am looking to give this baby a run.
My prefered wet shaving implement has been the str8 for the last couple rounds of being clean shaven.
Should I start out with a more agressive setting on the DE?
Or might I be satisfied with a 2 or a 3 on a scale of 9?