So, frustrated with the inability to locate a Gillette NEW in good condition, I bought a Merkur 11C to try an open comb. (side note: NOW if find out that one reason the NEW is prized is the curved teeth for modern thin blades...the teeth on the 11C are straight...but that's a subject / complaint for another time).
Anyway -- When I put a blade in the 11C, I find I have to manually position it by moving it with the ends before I tightten the cap completely down. It seems that if I just insert blade and tighten, the blade looks like either one or both of the following:
1. Amount of blade I see protruding on each side is unequal (i.e. one side has more blade showing from underneath the cap than the other side), or
2. Blade is slanted or crooked (i.e. amount of blade I see increases from one side of the edge to the other). I mean, if I wanted to try a slant, then I would have just bought one.
Right now, I'm fine with just adjusting the blade so that it's correctly positioned before I tighten it all the way down, but I want to know if this is a normal thing to have to do on an 11C. Is it just me? Is it just my razor?
The 11c is a great razor, once I get the blade situated. I'm just trying to find out what's normal, here. Thanks in advance for any input!