Please don't take this as a review of any sort; in no way have I been wet shaving long enough to be able to review anything. I wanted to share my latest experience and get some feedback if possible.
This past Monday I had the worst shave of my life; I have been wet shaving for about four months, and the first time I wet shaved a had some minor weepers and some razor burn on my neck but nothing worse than the best shave I ever recieved from a cartridge razor. So recently I have been trying some different blades (Astra, Shark, IP Red, Gillette Yellows and Greens, and then Feathers). Out of all of the blades, obviously the Feathers are the sharpest, but also I found them to be very rough for me. As I was saying, this past Monday I loaded up my Merkur 38c with a fresh Feather, did my normal "Kyle's" prep, and off I went. The shave, as I said above was worst I have ever given myself. I have never had razor burn on my cheeks, always on my neck, but I did then, and it was terrible!!! So I went on a hunt for some new blades to try; I found that the Iridium SS blades were recommended by most, so I thought I would try a pack. Here is my educated observation; "Jenny, I'm not a smart man, but I do know what a good shave is." And let me tell you, I have got the worst shave and the best shave of my relatively short life all in the same week. The Iridium SS blades are awesome!!! I thought I found my blade with the Gillette Yellow's but these are smoother so far. I have also ordered the Gillette Black's but won't know about them until the week is over with the Iridium SS's.