I'm new to wet shaving ... been dangling my feet in the water for 3 months by using Proraso cream and a pure badger brush, along with pre and post shave products. I've stepped up my inventory recently and have added some nice creams/soaps. I'm also awaiting my finest in ebony and standard in horn versions of the B&B brush (I figured, why mess with everything in between, why not just go to the top? )
I decided it was time to give DE shaving a try. I picked up a sampler pack of blades from letterk (very cool idea on his part) and just yesterday received my Merkur HD razor, which I chose because of the many favorable reviews online, including this forum.
I have to say, my first impression from looking at the razor was that it is a lot shorter than I expected. I'd never seen a DE razor in person and I suppose I expected the handle length to be on par with my Mach3. I took it out of the box and was like 'hmm...how is that going to work?' I've been watching some videos and I think I have it figured out, so I'm going to give it a try tonight.
I'm a taller than average guy (6'3") with pretty big hands, so I was wondering if any of you like-sized gents have any issues with the Merkur HD handle length? I know they offer a longer handled version and quite frankly I'm not sure how the handle length of the HD stacks up to other razors. Any insight into whether this is an issue or non-issue would be greatly appreciated. Having never shaved with a DE razor, I really don't have any idea at all
...fingers crossed for the first attempt tonight...I have my styptic pen ready...