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    Hello, Ryan:

    Some find the Merkurs aggressive, and some not. I find them in the medium range. I prefer the Edwin Jagger and Muhle-Pinsel razors to all the others, although the Merkur 38 C is a fine razor.

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    Obie

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    Can you elaborate on why you think str8 shaving does not "fit your personality"?

    +1 on Andy, Obie and Jimmy's suggestion on not giving up on str8 razors...it's not a personality thing, because once you get it to work out, you'll never look back. As a former DE shaver myself, I attest to this fact. But, if you had to stick to DE, Obie is right: watch the pressure and move the razor with confidence...no wishy washy moves. You will end up cutting yourself.

    Good luck and hope you'll reconsider str8

    Robert

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    Gentlemen,

    I've been playing with razor pressure and blade angle for the past couple weeks. The pressure was easy to fix and fixed 90+% of the problem. Now it just seems to be a case of figuring angle and play with/against grain shaving. Apparently whoever put my face together used scarps from other faces because sometimes the grain runs north, some times south, others east, and still others west. Ain't that a party.

    Thanks for your time and advice,
    Wooly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woolybiscuit View Post
    Gentlemen,

    I've been playing with razor pressure and blade angle for the past couple weeks. The pressure was easy to fix and fixed 90+% of the problem. Now it just seems to be a case of figuring angle and play with/against grain shaving. Apparently whoever put my face together used scarps from other faces because sometimes the grain runs north, some times south, others east, and still others west. Ain't that a party.

    Thanks for your time and advice,
    Wooly
    Just remember to keep the angle as low as possible while keeping pressure light too. A low angle should be when the blade *just* touches the skin, with the handle of your razor starting at a position parallel to the floor (until you find your angle). It sounds like you're doing good.

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