I had a question about the Merkur HD versus the Slant. From the pics I can see it looks like one side of the Slant is actually slanted, but the other side looks like a normal Merkur HD safety bar. So I guess my question is, can the slant perform like an ordinary HD if you use only that side?
I'm really tempted to get a slant because when I use razors I always shave 'chevron'-wise and I know it performs much better (cutting mechanics and all that).
I'm waiting on a Futur, bar soap and badger brush (should be in Tuesday) -- and also a styptic pencil! Thinking of picking up a bunch of tryouts from Scotto -- great people, great site you've got here. I have a feeling Nancy Boy will be a very good idea for a beginner.
I've been reading the site over the weekend (sneak peek midweek before I ordered). Remembered some barbershop cutthroat shaves and wondered if I could experience that again. Recently been exasperated with how dull and useless my shaving assortment (mach3, schick) has become -- even spot cuts around the chin don't work!