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    Corking is basically dulling a blade intentionally before use.
    Grab a cork from a bottle and before using a new blade drag the edges across the cork lightly cutting it.
    I found this was enough to remove harsh edges from the super-sharp DE blades I came across (Feather & Gillette Blacks)
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    Feathers are among the sharpest DE blades, and as such they can seem harsh to someone whose technique hasn't adjusted to that initial sharpness.

    In my experience, the shaves got better after I'd used them for a while.

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    Just to echo what has been said, feather makes the sharpest blades out there and are my go to brand. You do need to be careful with them or you can do some damage especially if you are using an aggressive DE to begin with. pressure and angle are the key here.

    There are so many brands out there it's just a matter of experimenting to find the blade that best matches your razor and you. The sample pack is your friend here.
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