I have been doing the DE thing for about a year now and loving every minute of it. Fortunately I don't have AD so I pretty much stick to one of 3 razors for now and I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that Feathers are the only blade for me.
The best shave I get is with my Slim Adjustable, set at 7-9 and a Feather. 2 passes and some touch up and I am light years ahead of anything else I've tried so far which is a 1959 Fat Boy & Feather or a 60's vintage Super Speed & Derby which I assume is related to aggressiveness and blade choice.
So here's my dilemma:
I want to buy a travel DE razor. I realize that I could use anything but somehow something that comes apart and packs small has a coolness factor I am having a hard time resisting. I am looking at the Merkur Travel Razor but I was wondering about an open comb versus a regular safety bar.
Something tells me the Merkur Travel Razor with a regular safety bar is not as aggressive as a Slim Adjustable set at 7 so my brain tells me that I may be better off with the open comb version of the Merkur. I've never shaved with an open comb razor but I feel pretty good about my technique and my ability to navigate with Feathers at the most aggressive settings on my adjustable.
Looking for input for the more experienced shavers out there.
Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer!