honestly, I don't feel like dealing with a strop. It takes but a few seconds to swap blades and I'm ready to go. Also, I'm doing this at about 6 in the morning, so the more sleep I can get, the better.
Straight Razor vs DE razor - Page 5
Dude, this is shaving. Calm the fuck down and educate us then Mr. Big Round Balls.
I've been trying to get into straight shaving, but honestly I keep going back to my DE. The problems I've been having:
* Good DE blades are *very* sharp (think Iridiums, Feathers, &c.). My honing technique is pretty shoddy, but even a terrific edge off a super-hard JNAT isn't going to match up to the sharpness of a DE blade. My annoyingly picky face (sensitive skin, tough hair) demands sharpness.
* Hones theoretically don't cost much over their lifetime, but realistically you're never going to make back the cost of a good JNAT or coticule.
* Having the handle of the razor stick out to the side is a huge liability with my big hands and pinchable cheeks.
* The long blades of Western straights make me feel like I don't have control of the blade. (Though Japanese kamisoris are fine.)
Honestly, I just can't see a straight displacing my Gillette NEW anytime soon.