when i got back to wet shaving i went to the str8s. (just months ago)
after poking around here, i started up with D.E. gillette and topaz blades.
then got a slim adjustable and used it on 9 most all of the time. i could do no wrong!
all the pressure i wanted, any grain, it was indeed a "safety" razor.
i might have got around 12-15 shaves on 1 blade.
i changed the blade for a new one and, WHAMMO!!! weepers.
all of the sudden now i have to show respect???? whats this all about?
yeah, im sure my technique sucks as i have never had to even think about technique with D.E. before.
not too long ago i used the slim (with old blade) a 1912 gem (with new blade) and a wade and butcher in one shave, no soap or cream or anything. (you tube it)
so if im so horrible how can i do that and be fine, use a new blade with soap and hack it up?
i think im going to let it go for 2 days and do this again.
just might have to use more respect. (or just go back to my straights)
just seems weird.