I have been shaving with a DE for almost 2 years, but now i am trying out straight razor shaving. I purchased a Dovo Best Quality 6/8 which was sent to me shave ready from straightrazordesigns.com. I stropped it as best as i knew how and have done two partial shaves with it so far.
The razor has a much different feel to it than my DE. The DE gives me a very smooth shave and the blade just slides around my face. I can hear the blade cutting hair, but mostly i can't feel it at all.
I can definitely feel the straight razor cutting my hair. I assume this is mostly due to a lack of fundamentals (angle, pressure, movement) on my part. So, the question is, how would you describe the feeling of shaving with a straight razor correctly?