The Safety Razor Shave
Shaving with a safety razor, like most things that are worthwhile, takes a little bit of time and practice to master. Once you get the hang of it though, you’ll experience a close shave with a lot less skin irritation and problems.
With regards the razor and blade, around 80% of the quality of the shave is due to the blade and 20% the razor. The razor has to be of good quality of course, but it’s the blade that cuts the hair. Our advice is to try a sample pack of blades and once you find the ones that suit you, stick with them.
For example, many traditional shavers prefer the Japanese made Feather blades. I find these blades give me nicks, strange as it sounds, they are too sharp for my liking. I find that Derby blades always perform well and give me a close, comfortable shave.
Its personal preference though, so try a few different blades.