As the title implies I am not able to decide which one of these razors to spend my money on. I could buy both but I will start with one at a time.
I turn to you guys to help me decide. Apparently there are two different camps out there, each supporting one of the razors mentioned here.
If it helps, I have very sensitive skin on my neck combined with a very thick beard. I've yet to achieve a BBS shave without regretting it the day after. It's either one or the other; either the shave is close but the irritation is plenty or the irritation is less but the shave is not as close. I know there are more factors than the razor that need be taken into concideration but lets concentrate on the razors for the time being.
The tools I've used thus far are a Gillette 1952 SuperSpeed, Merkur HD and Merkur Futur. The blades have I've used thus far are the Swedish G's, Merkurs, and Derby Extra's. The Derbys have been the mildest compared to the rest but nothing special. I am in the process of ordering some Red Pack Personas and some 7 O'clock Yellows.
On to the issue at hand. Why should I prefer the Slim over the Fatboy (or vice versa)?
Thanks in advance.