Excited....and a little scared of the imminent arrival!
Howdy all, hah! Bet you all thought I was talking about a baby on the way didn't you?
I just had to come and tell you all about my latest development in the world of wet shaving.
Don't ask me how but I somehow persuaded my wife that I absolutely had to have a Feather Artist Club straight to delve into the world of straight shaving.
I have been looking at the whole straight razor issue for a couple of weeks now and had made up my mind that at this point in time a traditional straight was not for me. I just simply don't have the time or the funds to allow me to get too heavily involved with some of those gorgeous looking straights, strops and stones.
So, I spent about a week reading every post I could find about the Feather Artist Club, Dovo Shavette, Filarmonica, Hess EZY etc. It seems the Feather gets mixed reviews in that people either have no trouble with it or carve their face into mincemeat.
I was particularly encouraged by Joe Lerch's posts that he feels the Feather is a suitable razor for prior DE users as you can apply similar principles such as light touch.
Long and short of it:
My version: I persuaded the wife that in my quest for shaving nirvana and personal growth and development into a fully mature man that I needed to go back to basics and get a straight razor, albeit a disposable straight like the Feather.
Her version: I finally caved in to his incessant whining and allowed him the use of the carefully guarded credit card to purchase this new toy, under closely supervised spending conditions of course!
So, I have a new Feather Artist Club with a pack of the guarded blades and a pack of the Super Pro blades on the way. I ordered the Super Pro's as it seems more people have been having inconsistency issues with the standard pro blades.
Thing is, I'm now a little scared about using the beast when it arrives, so who has some kind advice for a Feather n00b? (and no, I'm not returning it or sending it on to any of you vultures! )
[URL="http://www.badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2169&highlight=Woodbane"]Andy[/URL] ~ Vermont
"Thaaart's bittar naaaw, Oi've gort mah soonglasses awwn!"
If you teach a poor young man to shave himself, and keep his razor in order, you may contribute more to the happiness of his life than in giving him a thousand guineas - Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790