Thanks to all of you, my fiancé bought me a EJ DE89L for Christmas. I've been shaving for 25 years with a cartridge razor and started using a brush and soap last year. This morning I had my first DE shave and loved it. Thanks for all the advice you gave her!
I've been lurking around the site for about a month and have learned enough that I did quite well with my first shave. But I've got a couple of questions that I hope you can answer for me:
1) how many shaves should I try to get out of each razor?
2) I noticed that the Derby blades are numbered 1 and 2 on one side and 3 and 4 on the other side. Why?
3) after I shave, should I disassemble my razor and rinse and dry everything or is it enough to just give it a good rinsing, shake it off, and hang it on the rack?
4) what experience have any of had taking a DE in a carryon bag on an airplane?
Thanks for your help and advice.