I used this kit to shave today morning with roughly the methods described in the included booklet. It may feel a bit tedious at times, but I highly recommend following the procedure. I just say that it was probably the best shave I have ever had! And I didn't even use the aggressive clamp! I ran the razor down my cheeks and couldn't feel a thing! Initially I doubted whether the hair was really gone. So I washed a bit and it was a smooth, super clean shave! The blades are excellent and the razor is heavy enough that I didn't need to press it to the skin or pull it downwards like my old 6 blade razor from Let's Shave.
I have been using Let's shave for over a year now and even talked my dad into using it. I was using their razor since the beginning and my dad's was newer one. She is a more careful person than me, but his razors broke within a month is usage. I got him 2 more razors, but they broke as well. He got sick of it and went back to his Gillete 2 blade razor. Now even I wanted to move on from Let's Shave since there was no communication from them regarding my complaint.
Few weeks ago I accidentally came across Butterfly Razors from a YouTube video and loved its concept. So I researched about it and it seems a lot of people love safety razors. So I decide to buy one. The initial prices seemed high. But razors were of top quality. So I went for this particular one (Butterfly or not).
As people said, safety razors are quite something! You can barely feel the razor glide down your face! I still need more practice using this razor, but initial impressions were solid. I think this will be with me for a lifetime! No more pressing down on my face and trying friction burns later from the 6 blades! No more expensive cartridges! No more cheap razors! And no more boring shaves!
As we move forward into the future, we should also learn from the past. Modern technology might have many so wonderous things. But modern shaving techniques don't even come close to the safety razor in terms of performance, overall cost of usage and ownership, shaving experience and affect on the skin.