I'm 26 today, just discovered wet shaving after having used an electric for years now. I have been using my dad's old Schick Krona I think it's called for the last few weeks. I was amazed at how there's very little razor burn, if any when using a DE razor. HOWEVER, the shave itself is not close at all (the electric was a heck of a lot closer). I'm guessing that it's this Krona razor causing me to not get a close shave? I'm only shaving with the direction of growth, so that's part of it too I imagine?
I'm Italian and Greek and my beard grows in several directions, especially on the neck. I have about $40 I can spend on a good razor. I'd like to get some input on the best razor for around that price that is good for people with fast growing, sand-paper like beard that grows in several directions. Also, I should mention that my skin is super sensitive. Wet shaving in general however, has stopped the razor bumps and irritation I used to get with the electric and Mach 3 when I used that. Based on that, I think any modern razor would be a step up from this Krona?