The good news is that my styptic pencil was enough to stop the bleeding and I didn't require a trip to the ER.
I posted a message a couple days ago regarding a seasoned pro's review of the Feather AC that scared me, but curiosity got the best of me and I just had to try it today. I've been DE shaving for 6 months and wanted to give a straight razor a try. I took a long hot shower and then made some beautiful TOBS lavender lather in my new G20 scuttle. everything was going well till I got to my upper lip. I nicked myself right under my nose, then again a couple times on my chin, and got careless and put a nice little slash on my cheek that required several passes with the styptic pencil. I decided to quit while I was ahead and finished with the DE.
Despite the blood loss, I was quite impressed with what the AC did on just one pass. I usually do a 3 pass with the DE with some light touch up. All I had to do was a little ATG with the DE to get a nearly BBS shave.
I'm going to keep at it. I realize I have to learn some muscle memory and what not. Holding a shaving implement differntly than I've held one in the past will take some getting used to. Given my mild acquisition disorder, I anticipate ordering a traditional straight here in a couple weeks.
I think I can really get used to this!
BTW, I posted this link a couple days ago and it's been taken down or otherwise not working. http://thesuperiorshave.com/Feather_Artist_RG.html I hope I didn't have anything to do with it. When I do buy a straight, it will be from this guy. I live a couple hours from Jacksonville and go there quite often.