I have lost track of how many times I have used the Slant now, but I think this morning was day 5. Following Kyle's advice, I decided to lift the handle until I couldn't feel the cutting sensation I had previously described, the "quality" of the shave didn't suffer because of this, but unfortunately it didn't improve either. Obviously, the lack of scraping is a good thing, but I am struggling to get a good shave with this particular razor. I did my normal three passes this morning, and the curious thing is, the transitional area from my jawline and onto my neck (including under my chin) was surprisingly smooth, not straight razor smooth but not bad. I normally struggle with this area more than any other, once again the infuriating slant throws me another curveball. Alas, todays shave didn't qualify as good because my cheeks are as far from smooth as it is possible to be following three strokes from a Feather blade. What happened? The cheeks remain stubbly, but the more difficult area get's a reasonable shave. This lack of consistency, and the slant's refusal to follow simple logic is bloody annoying.
"I slept with Faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with Doubt and found her a virgin in the morning." Aleister Crowley, [I]Book of Lies[/I]