Whatever direction you follow you might find investing in an Alum Block advantageousThank you Mbarn for your very kind offer, which is very much appreciated. I think however I will perhaps try the examples that you have previously stated. However I think I am going to again allow my face to heal for a while, it's becoming a problem when one gets cuts every time one shaves. I can't unfortunately allow myself, what I believe to be the time needed, to carry out DE shaving on a daily basis. Thanks again, kind regards, whitesix.
I'm really puzzled with this post, but perhaps its just me! I've used an Edwin Jagger DE razor for a few years now and can flash through a 3- pass shave in no time. Occasionally i also used a slant DE razor.
Initially I used Feather blades but just for conveience moved onto Sainsbury's own brand of blades.
I get a very close shave and Ive never had any problem with cuts. I think I'd find it very difficult to cut myself with the razor, even if i tried to!! Perhaps im just lucky my technique has always been good
I struggle to understand why cuts are an issue with a DE razor!
I've recently moved from DE to exclusively using a straight edge razor and did inially encounter a few cuts with this, but i think I've now mastered this technique too and continue to enjoy cut free shaves.
Given that your mornings are obviously rushed, might I suggest switching to shaving in the evening, even if you continue to view the process as a chore rather than a pleasure? I suspect that one of the few dubious positives of cartridge shaving with canned gel or foam is that it enables men to shave much more rapidly than their fathers or grandfathers would have considered possible, thereby changing perceptions of how long it takes. My maternal grandfather used Erasmic sticks, a cheap brush and a DE razor, as did many (though using ordinary soap was also commonplace), but I cannot imagine that many of them, even though shaving was as much of a chore for them as it is for you, would have attempted to shave in fewer than 3-4 minutes. Many of those who worked early shifts woud have either tried to get away with only shaving twice during the working week to give them a few minutes extra, or would have shaved in the evening. Certainly, for all but those with ultra-heavy growth, a multi-pass evening shave with a DE, SE or straight razor will be more than adequate for the next working day.As you suggest, you are very lucky and must have, both a good technique with a skin not prone to cutting, There are many people on this forum that get cuts from DE shavng. There are also many men that cannot tolerate wet shaving at all; hence the electric razor. I persnally need and want to shave quickly and also at say 5:00am in the morning there is simply no time ...
...as previously said, I do not see shaving as a hobby; it's a function of my daily hygiene routine and to make me feel good along with: shower; hair wash; hair conditioner; clean teeth; floss teeth; mouth wash; apply deoderant; perhaps some moisturiser etc. I unfortunately cannot spend the time on the whole DE routine. If you can that's absolutely marvellous and with no cuts, absolutelly briliiant and on top of that, if you can do it all in 60 seconds; I sincerely take my hat off to you. All the very, very best - whitesix.