Report: First shave with a Feather!!!
Okay, so I have been reading for months about how "Sharp" and "Deadly" the feathers are and I must admit, I was pretty intimidated being a noob. Ordered a sample pack form Westcoast shaving a few months ago and tried everything in the pack EXCEPT for the feathers.
C.O. Bigelow pre-shave oil
Proraso shave cream
AoS Lavender AS gel
Long story short, this morning I dropped a feather in my O-1 Gillette, adjusted it to #4 and went for it. At first I was more nervous than a virgin on her wedding night.
Pass #1 (wtg)...no problem, no nicks.
Pass #2 (xtg)...no problem, no nicks
Pass #3 (atg)... OMG...
Final pass... (wtg w/touch up)...OMG
Finished up with Proraso post & Alum block with a cold water splash and HOLY TA-MOLY!!!!! This was THE best shave I have ever had.
Thanks to all of you DE vets for the words of wisdom.
Looks like I'm now a dedicated Feather man! ***Ordering a stock of Feathers now***
Question: Does this mean I'm no longer considered noobie?
Razors: 1959 FatBoy, 1969 Slim Adjustable, 1970 Gillette P-2 Tech
Blades: Feathers, BABY...nothing but Feathers!!!!!!
Cream: Proraso Green, T&H 1805, AoS Lavender, Musgo
AS: AoS lavender, C.O.Bigelow