As I expected, this morning's shave would tell a story. These Perma-Sharp blades are great. Unfortunately I have to switch blades again and I also need to get a more aggressive DE safety razor as well. My beard is simply too tough for these blades now and with a sharper blade in the Edwin Jagger DE 89, I have to make 3 or more passes to get a clean shave which is too many for me and my sensitive skin. I will miss these comfortable blades:
Up until today, I've been making 4 passes with the DE and after switching to a Bolzano Superinox DE blade for today's shave, that went down to 3 passes which was a huge help. But still it's NOT enough. With my straight razors, I get an "ice rink" type of post shave with just 2 passes which is basically what's needed. Another alternative is to stop shaving for a few days which is a really bad idea due to how fast my beard grows now. So I basically have to shave daily to stay ahead of it. I'm already set on what kind of blades to get along with what DE razors I will be getting as well.