Slant Bar Heaven
Purchased In-store - 06/01/18
Cost - £27.95 with full Voucher Card.
Normal DE Razor - Merkur 34C
Preferred Blade - Gillette 7 o'clock
Sharp Edge (Yellow)
Shaving Soap - Penhaligon's Bayolea
Brush - Traditional Shaving Company Silvertip Badger.
Osma Alum Bloc
Years DE Shaving - 7
Purchased the 37C Slant to try something new. The 34C I normally use is an excellent shave and until today been the top of my rotation list of razors.
Have seen other reviews of this razor and it's aggressive nature. For me that word is overused in the shaving world. Most of the time it's an excuse for poor shaving prep and technique.
With my face properly prepped and a fresh blade, I found the Slant no harder to use than the 34C and it was in fact smoother and closer with only two passes needed and one touch up pass around my tricky chin area. No nicks at all, which I find the 34C can do especially under the nose.
Using the Alum Bloc afterwards, I found there was very little stinging, which shows virtually no irritation from the shave itself.
The only thing I would probably change to my routine would be to use a cream instead of the soap to add that extra something to the glide of the razor.
So in conclusion, if you are an experienced DE shaver then don't hesitate to purchase one and ignore the rubbish about aggressiveness and being ultra careful with it as it's a damn fine razor.