Drop into some of the forums that specialize in DE and/or wet shaving for some advice. I believe that the thought is it’s better to run one single very high quality blade against your face than it is to run 3, 4, whatever stacked junky blades simultaneously. Less blades and strokes = less skin damage and irritation.
I thinks there’s some truth to that, if you think about it. The best shave you’ll ever get is from a barber with a straight razor. If you can find any alive that still do it that way. It’s careful prep, followed by one single pass with a single very sharp blade.
Note my “very careful prep” line above. On some of those forums, you can likely find solid advice about pre- and post- treatment products for your beard and skin type.
Not sure about the new Merkur model designations work. I do know that my 34C will more than make it long enough for the Mrs. to give me one final clean-up before they nail the lid down, and then go to a male heir.
Thanks. That will be my next buy when my NOS Merkurs get low, which is now.
Agreed. A solid topic.