Well, having a small collection of five DE Razors and using them exclusively for the last year or so I decided to take the plunge and order a Feather AC SS Folding straight razor. It arrived today along with a pack of Pro Guard blades.
I just completed my first shave about half an hour ago and I'm still in a bit of a state of confusion in so much as I'm not sure whether I enjoyed the experience or not.
I was quite pleased with the result for a first effort, I'd say it was about 95% as good as a shave as I get with my Gillette Fatboy and a Seven o clock blade. Not surprisingly I was a a little nervous and did nick myself 4/5 times although nothing too serious. Fairly serious razor burn when finished even after a generous dose of DR Harris aftershave milk followed by Trumpers Skinfood.
I think I am questioning the enjoyment factor because I was concentrating so much, in fact as I type this I am beginning to think that I did quite enjoy it, it's clear that the key to success but please tell me if I'm wrong is blade angle and absolutely no pressure, I was punished by the blade when I got these two things wrong.
Anyway I have a question for you, whilst I don't intend to give up on my DE razors should I continue to use the straight for several days/weeks in a row whilst I'm learning to shave with it or put it in my rotation and use it once a week.
I'm inclined to go with the former as the latter will be like starting over every week, what do you think?