I had my first straight razor shave this morning.
Weapons of choice: Muhle silver tip badger brush, Trumper GFT and most important my new Dova Best Quality half hollow.
I had been looking forward to this shave all week as my razor arrived on Monday. wanted to savor the moment, so Saturday was the day.
prep done I took hold of the razor and proceded to shave my right cheek. This did not feel right, felt like it was pulling. started the stroke again. this time I found the sweet spot. Guees it could have been the angle or I had the razor with too little pressure through the stroke (lifting off skin?)
This was not the razor but me as with some adjustment I got there.
There was no way I was only going to do the right cheek only so I passed the razor to my left hand. no problem there, smooth strokes, clean face.
now the lip. had 2 goes at this (guess it can not be all smooth sailing 1st time out). 1st time stopped as was pulling. shaved the neck and chin no problems. just the lip to complete. 2nd attempt no problem.
result was not too bad if I say so myself. being the sort of guy I am also done a XTG and finished with ATG both with the straight.
on final wash and check I had just a couple of spot to clean up. just 2 very small nick. cold water rinse took care of that.
Finished with Spieck AF splash.
Plan from here is to straight shave tomorrow. Then back to the DE until my cheap strop arrives. Then hit it every day over the XMAS holidays as I will have all the time the task requires to move up the curve.