I regret little from my life on earth. I've spent a good deal of time learning to meditate, talking through, coping, all effective ways to accept the past as it is, instead of trying to change it.
By and large my work has been successful. However, every moment before this safety razor made contact with my stubbly face was wasted. Wasted time and money on bad shaves.
If you want to give a safety razor a try, this modestly priced option will exceed your expectations. Not only is the shave cheaper than a disposable razor by a factor of 10, I have also noticed ingrown hairs clearing up on my chin. Instead of constantly scrubbing built up hair from between the blades, now I simply rinse the hair out and continue to shave.
The shave itself is dramatically better and quicker. With a little practice, I can do each cheek in a few strokes, maneuver the blade over my chin efficiently, and find my face clean shaven in just a minute or two.
As I said in the beginning, I'm a man who's learned to accept the past and eschew regret. Yet, having wasted time and money on plastic, bad-for-the-planet razors that shave bad has opened up a deep well of hot regret, like a dry summer wind in my smooth face.
If you want a shave so good that it makes you bitter about your shaving history, join me on the other side friends. This particular Merkur is hefty, and it has a small bore hole in the handle. Perfect for a homemade stand.
This Merkur 23c is perfect for my weekly headshave, much more controlable than my HD 34c. I just like the legnth of the handle and feel of the handle.
I was nervous to try out a traditional safety razor, but I'm so glad I did.
I have very sensitive skin and I'm clumsy, so I used to shave with five-blade disposable razors. I hated throwing them away -- they're expensive and wasteful.
This works just as well, it's cheaper, and it's much better for the environment. I bought this and a 50-pack of Astra Platinum blades and now I'm set for the next 4 years!
Some tips for beginners like me:
To insert the blade, just twist off the handle and drop the razor blade on top of the pegs inside the head. You don't need to use pressure like with a disposable razor; just run it gently along your skin. You DO need some kind of shaving cream or lather so it glides nicely.
I especially recommend this for people who shave their legs because the handle is longer and textured for a better grip.
Thrilled with this razor and thrilled with New England Shaving Company. I ordered yesterday and it arrived today with a bonus pack of blades! Thank you