Used the 39C and didn't bleed
I didn't think this was possible for me as I have only used my 39C a few very painful times in nearly 3 years of DE shaving. However this afternoon I took up this vicious beast loaded with my usual Feather blade, knowing that I could take as long as I like (turned out to be about 10 minutes longer than I usually take). I used TOBS lavender cream instead of my usual soap in order to get a really thick protective lather. Did my usual 3 and a half passes, very carefully, and was astonished to find I had escaped blood-free even though I could feel the aggressiveness of the razor almost before the blade touched my face. So good news. Only downside was I didn't feel the result was any closer than using the non-slant 38C, or in fact even the much milder Tech. I have a thick, dark stubble which I understood is what the slant is particularly efficient to mow down. I would be interested to know if anyone else has experienced this with the 39C. Is it perhaps just a case of getting used to a much bigger, aggressive razor? I don't like having tools that I'm scared to use!
Razors: English Gillette Tech
Cream: TOBS Shaving Shop, Proraso
Soap: TOBS Sandalwood, Wilkinson Sword
AS - "Noir", Old Spice
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