Greetings all, Iíve been looking and lurking for a few days and have learned a lot. B&B is a terrific resource.
Iím old enough to remember my dad excitedly buying the first stainless Wilkinson Sword blades in the mid 1950s. He would brag about getting a weekís shaves with one blade. I was in my early teens at the time and was naturally introduced to wet shaving. DE and canned foam. The old man switched to electric (I think it was a rechargeable Remington) and I did likewise. Ten or so years ago my Norelco bit the dust and I purchased whatever multi-bladed POS Gillette was hyping at the time. Of late Iíve been using a M3. I even got suckered into purchasing the battery powered versionÖ The battery actually out-lasted the razor!
Anyway a few weeks ago, realizing I was racking my last M3 cartridge, I took the plunge and purchased a Merkur Futur set that included the Merkur brush and stand, some Feather blades and some Classic Shaving branded soap. Today was my second using the new gear and Iím pretty happy! NO BLOOD as of yet and Iím already getting a superior shave than the M3 and canned gunk provided.
Iím a head shaver so I also purchased a Dovo head / leg razor. I have managed to draw a little blood with that.. Go figure.. Damn cartridge razors!!
Iíve got a lot to learn but Iím sure this is the place to get expert advice when I need it.