Ok, so we're four weeks in, and I'm now at this stage:
1. I'm using a Merkur 34C with Feather blades. Tried derby (ok), Vidyut (crap), Gilette 7'oclock (good), Feather (best)
2. I can do two with-the grain passes with no nicks reliably now.
3. I can do against-the-grain above the chin-line reliably
4. I have to do against-the-grain under the chin-line with a Mach 3 to finish off, because I rip myself to shreds trying to do it with the DE. I have very thick...