Don't be. Remember this- if you watch the ends of the blade the middle will take care of itself.
Originally Posted by Ookla The Mok
When I forget that the spike usually gives me a gentle reminder . Nothing that doesn't heal in a day or two mind you.
My first straight shave was with a Weck shaper. My 3rd or so was with a real straight. I've had a couple slices- nothing "flap of skin ish" so far. Still have a minor scar on one side from the worst one- but it's real light now.
If you're comfortable handling a really sharp knife (like a good kitchen knife) or honing your own blades, there's no reason to be scared of a straight, or a point.
I have had RAD for several types- the Weck, several real straights, a Monseigneur Charles (uses injector blades), and now a Feather AC.
The best shave went from a DD Satin Edge I honed, to a Dovo Lynn Abrams honed, to my Feather. When I'm more confident in my technique It'll be back to the real straights and honing.
The benefit of not having to worry how sharp your edge it with a DE blade is nice, but personally I think the thin edge of the DE blade is harder to get to work- I have never used a DE blade type straight tho.
[QUOTE=Justme-;443863] in fact different dreams work better with different razors- [/QUOTE]