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My Merkur handle has not yet arrived, but some other supplies have. I compared the blade of the Derby Extra to the blade of an old cheap disposable razor and it was hard to imagine ever shaving with the coarse disposable blade. Out of curiosity, I did try to shave one sideburn with the Derby as if it were a straight razor, holding it between two fingers. I quickly found the blade was far too floppy to make a serious effort of it and stopped before doing any damage.
I'm now seeing how multi-blade cartridges can be so bad. A lot of work goes into properly preparing the skin for shaving. After the first blade, the skin is far more exposed. Why allow a second blade to follow immediately, let alone a third or fourth low-quality blade? Two bad blades may take off as much hair as one good one, but they will give four times the irritation.
With how I've been using ShopRunner and ShopDiscover on a number of small-to-medium shaving supply orders around the internet, I feel like the djrez4 of free shipping!
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