I have read many posts regarding the proper blade alignment in slant bar razors and it is generally accepted to have its edge parallel to the blade guard when viewed from the top of the razor.
I am curious to know why this is considered the proper position for the blade?
I am new to using slants as I've had less than one week's worth of shaves with a 39c. However, now that I actually have one in my hands and can see it up close it appears more intuitive to me to instead have the blade in a position more angled than the position described above.
Since the purpose of the slant is to angle and twist the blade to create a slicing motion, wouldn't a blade position with more angle create even more of a slice? Further, wouldn't a blade that has more angle also have the effect of evening out the gap between the blade's edge and the lower guard rather than the uneven gap that exists with the positioning described above?