About a month ago I posted a thread http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthr...dical+personna
about how I helped myself to a few blades from my dermatologists office. These blades have spent the last month in my medicine cabinet until 20 minutes ago...
I really didn't plan on using them because I was afraid of karma biting me or something like that. But today I had 4 days of beard growth, and my blade already had 3 shaves on it, so I chucked it and rediscovered the naughty blades hidden beneath packages of Crystals, Feathers, etc. You get the point.
I held the blade in my hand, thinking over my previous inhibitions. What if it DOES shave my face off (compliments of sweeney todd)!!! Am I feeling the naughty blade today? Oh yes, my friends, oh yes.
I whipped feverishly away at my white porcelain bowl filled with rich, creamy Tabac lather. I scrubbed it feverishly onto my face going in all directions until I had created a glorious white beard worthy to make any mall Santa jealous. I then picked up my trusty Merkur HD, now loaded with a Medical Grade Personna and went at it.
I was careful not to dive right in. I didn't want to make a mess of myself. I started off with my usual face-long swipe to knock out my right sideburn (wtg, of course). No pulling. No blood. I took a second one right next to it also with good results. I dove in. I find myself getting bored of 30 minute shaves. I wanted to speed things up. I'm taking short strokes and contorting my face as I go. Somehow I remind myself of how Mantic shaves in his videos with short quick strokes. I swear I'm going to cut myself but I keep going, surprising myself that I am able to shave this fast. After a short moment I am done with my first pass. Still no blood. I examine myself in the mirror to find that after just one wtg pass I am left with only a shadow where my thick beard was. I could have stopped there. No irritation. But I didn't. I lathered up again, smearing lather all over the place becoming more careless by the second. I start at my face again with the bravery of a drunken Rottweiler mixing wtg and xtg. Rinse. Lather. Xtg, atg in trouble spots, hot water rinse, cold water rinse, I notice the feeling of and sound of rubber as I pat my face to a chill with the water. Then the aftershave....nothing. No burn.
The blades had given me the fastest, closest, and most comfortable shave I can remember. I believe I will go faceturbate and drink a Coors Light to celebrate.