Dont be to hesistant, the EJ89 series is the smoothest razor your gonna find, you have to actually work hard for that thing to bite you. Feathers are a different story iMO, they really bring this razor to life. And I get an occasional bite on my mustache area if Im in a rush. Other than that, have fun with it!! I love the look of the barley handle, I had the EJ89L The lined handle, just upgraded to a bobs razor works 3 1/4" "improved" handle. It actually made the razor even better! I didnt know that was even possible. So, if you ever feel the need to try another razor, I would Highly recommend trying one of his handles on it, makes it a totally different feel, which is awesome!! Good luck and keep us updated on your progress!!! :)
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