Post by wchnu on Oct 20, 2019 12:26:43 GMT -6
I found that using a good pre-shave really helps, especially if you apply a little of the pre-shave before lathering up for a second pass. Thus sounds like overkill, but it worked for me, and at least I was able to (eventually) use up my 30 carbon Feathers. Proraso (Sensitive Skin, the white container) or Mickey Lee Soapworks "The Kraken" work very well in this regard.
Honestly now, I mostly only use my VC-1 with a desplined SE Gem or Treet blade, as the stainless Feather is expensive, and I usually can only get 2 good shaves from it. My other, later model Valets are mostly display-cabinet collectibles, now.
Well glad that the videos helped. I have used a lot of iffy blades just to prove I could. Your a better man then me to shave with the Feather CS blades. I only get about the same two shaves from their SS. It is great to see that you are using the early models at least. I think the Valet is often very under rated.
I agree. I would not want to use them to even scrape paint with.