...can I interest you in some vintage blades?
- Feb 2, 2011
To say that I would rapidly buy 200 of these if they were still available probably sums it up.
There's a touch of menace to these blades though. One could almost describe it as a "toughness". It's a very sharp blade with a slightly harsh feel as it just mows through the beard. I'm going to put the harshness down to my technique, because I think it came down to the pressure I used and my skin wasn't overly irritated as though it had been scraped raw. Despite having no visual redness or irritation, a pass with an alum block woke me up. This shave is really up there as far as good ones that I've had so far. I pushed it hard though, and if history is any indication of the future, I'll get some irritation over the next couple of days to punish my desire for a BBS shave.
Don't push it so hard, let the weight of the razor do the work. The first shave is ultra-sharp while the second might also be a bit sharp. After that the 'Feather-ness' falls away and you get the smooth glide with effortless shaving and longevity.
Having busted out a ripper shave with the 34C, I'm feeling content to follow up with the following over the next few shaves: