Hello Badger and Blade!
I am finally making the move from cartridge to a Merkur 180 and couldn't be more excited. Shaving has always been a double edged sword for me, as I thought irritation going anywhere but with the grain was the name of the game. As such, I am quite sure I have never attained a smooth shave as many of you do on a daily basis. I'm just a broke college kid, but having a love for many things gone by and being in business school, a close traditional shave seems like my cup of tea. Hope to be getting my first razor, blades, and new parker black badger brush this weekend to early next week.
I'll let you guys know how the first shave goes and how much red kroovy I lose from the face