Bittersweet Bluebird Blade
A few months ago, I purchased a beautiful "mint condition" razor from a fellow member on the BST. He graciously included a handful of blade samples, some of which I had never tried before.
I found a couple of them to be no better (or worse) than my usual "weapons" of choice. Earlier this week, however, I grabbed the Bluebird that he sent me and loaded it into my Aristocrat Adjustable. Having never tried them before, I was really curious!
The first shave off the blade was outstanding . . . smooth as silk, no pull or tug, and absolutely no sting, burn, or redness.
Shave #2 was just as nice.
Shave #3 felt good, but I had a couple weepers after my second pass. I noticed some sting when Mr. Pinaud's Clubman hit my face.
Shave #4 required styptic on a couple spots, and I did not do my usual third pass "buff" . . .
Shave #5 (today) should not have taken place. I wanted to blame myself for yesterday's shave . . . going too fast . . . bad lather . . . not paying attention . . . etc. After the first pass, I had so many weepers that I aborted the process and gave my face the rest of the day off. The strange thing is, the first pass removed enough stubble to leave me reasonably well shaved . . . but rather irritated as well. Right now, seven hours later, I'm still smooth, but I have the same itchy burning feeling that I used to have with a Mach3.
I've never had a blade "shift gears" like that one did. I had the razor set at '5' (my usual setting) and the save itself didn't feel bad . . . anybody have any ideas or is it just the Bluebirds???
Brad - OGA
You must be willing to do the things today others won't do . . .
In order to have the things tomorrow others won't have. - Les Brown