Back to the straight
I bought a straight awhile ago from Larry Andro and used it for about a month with decent results. I was getting better with it but then one day I decided to use a DE again and was amazed at how easy it was to get a great shave. That was probably about 4-5 months ago. Last week after watching a video of a guy shave with his straight razor I was inspired to get back to my straights.
I am getting good shaves with only a few minor nicks each time I shave. I can get my cheeks BBS w/o any nicks (unless I'm being careless with the razor). My neck is slightly more challenging but with good technique and concentration I usually do fine there too. The most difficult areas are right where a goatee would be if I were to grow one. I have a very defined chin and jaw line (the jaw line is much easier because I can stretch the skin there better to move the stubble off the ridge and the hair isn't as tough) but the stubble on my chin is much tougher and there's more of it. I usually will nick myself while going against the grain on my chin, around my mouth, and my upper lip.
Have any of you had issues with these areas and what did you do to get better results? I'm sure a lot of it just comes with time and personal experience, so I'll keep at it. But advice is always appreciated.
-Jake MMMmmm... Tallow... AAHHLLGGGGGG