Hi - 3rd week of DE shaving and happy overall with my progress - until yesterday..... Yikes.
First 12 days using Astra in a new Muhle 89, RazoRock Classic Cream, followed by Thayer's alcohol freee WH, then to Pinaud Clubman. Nice progress, 2 pass shaves. Then.....I changed to try Feather.
First blade: first run I nicked my upper lip (sleepy that morning...until that happened), otherwise recognized I may be using too much pressure. Next few days just fine. Next day went to three pass shave. All OK...
Secind blade: yesterday morning. Holy scar face Batman! I have never had such razor burn all over my face! (Maybe once 15 years ago when I tried an electric razor for a while in hopes of solving ingrown hair troubles - the foil had a hole, the blades shredded my face....Ouch!). My entire face burned all day - repeated application of Thayer's throughout the afternoon and evening helped to sooth the savage face.
Question: I realize batches of blades can hold variation - was Blade #1 bad/dull? Blade #2 have an edge blemish? Do I dare try a third...? What if #3 is like #2?!? someone call Batman!
Planning on Astra today until the boy wonder and caped crusader appear!