For the past couple of weeks I have been using a Merkur 23C with Derbys and Personna red Israelis after careful prepping and watching the youtube instructional videos. Mostly I've used MWF or TOBS rose cream during this time. On the good side, only one small nick during this period--not statistically any greater number than with my cartridge razors. On the downside, even after three passes, still not quite as close as my cartridges.
I would like a more aggressive razor/blade combo without running the risk of mortal wounds. Given this track record, am I ready for Feathers? If not Feathers, then what is another choice for a more aggressive blade? Also, are there more aggressive razors that you would reccommend?