This is easily one of the most advanced traditional shaving tools on the The handle has a great knurled pattern for a firm grip and has a nice length for a comfortable grip. This razor is on the mild side, so a slightly greater angle of use is needed. Paired with a sharp blade, the results in a very nice shave.
Tips for Shaving with a Safety Razor:
Hold the Razor at an Angle. If you have ever shaved with a straight razor, you know that the blade should be held at a 45-degree angle to your skin. The great thing about a safety razor is that that angle is locked in once you tighten the blade down. The other key is to tilt the head of the safety razor so the blade does not come into contact with the hair perpendicularly, but at an angle as well. This makes for a closer and more comfortable shave.
Use Short Strokes. Forget what you see in the commercials with guys taking one long stroke across the jawline with their razor. It’s a visual gimmick to make shaving with whatever company’s product seem easy and effortless and doesn’t work, especially with a safety razor. Taking short strokes with your razor is key. It’s easier on your skin and if you rinse your razor between every few strokes, ensures that you are getting the full benefit of the blade.
Let the Blade Do the Work. Double edged blades are sharp. And if you are transitioning from a multi-blade cartridge shaving system, you will probably cut yourself. You can decrease the chance of this happening by letting the blade work for you. There is no need to apply much pressure to the skin at all when shaving with a safety razor. A very light touch will do. Let the blade lift and slice the hair—don’t force it.
Shave with the Grain First, Then Against. The best and closest shaves with a safety razor require two passes. At first this might seem more time consuming than what you may be used to, but trust me, with a little practice you will be just as fast as you were with whatever shaving method you are transitioning from. Know which way your beard grows and always shave with the grain on the first pass, and against on the second.
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Misuse of safety razor will result in extensive cuts. There is no need to apply much pressure to the skin at all when shaving with a safety razor. A very light touch will do. Let the blade lift and slice the hair—don't force it. Shave with the Grain First, Then Against.
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