Well here I am all over again with a different razor this time,
If you havent read any of my other post, this has up till now been for the most part a straight razor shaving sight. I decided it was time to diversify and move into the twenty-first century. So I called in a little back up, sharper than a whip and comes in a nice small package. I had my first adventure with my new Edwin Jagger DE razor.
I must say it was nice having to strop, worry about dulling the blade, or even just trying to get a good hold on the straight with the non dominate hand. I just got my face wet, lathered up and started to shave. It was weird at first because I didnt think it was actually doing any thing. Once I got around my chin where the whiskers are thicker I could hear the blade cutting down the forest. So I do think it will come fast learning wise. Didnt do much to try to get a good shave, but in the one pass I did it was awesome. Lifted my spirits in a dark time for straight shaving for me. I have been down in the dumps because I havent improved much with my straits.
For now the DE will act as a primary backup, I know oxymoron. I will be my daily shaver when I dont have time to do a straight shave. Plus it will back up what I miss with a straight. It was much enjoyable today shaving with the DE, it is just like the first time shaving with my straight, just cant explain it. Like a shaving euphoria, or maybe a shaving utopia. It just felt good. No burn, no fuss, no muss. How ever that phrase goes.
So if you are looking for a change is shaving pace, defiantly go with a DE if you aren’t wanting a straight. They both have their place in the old shaving den. Gives me more flexibility when it comes to how I want to start my day. I think me and my DE will have a long and happy life together, snuggled safe and sound in the box with my straits.
Till next time, cant wait to DE shave again.