If you are looking for a slant bar razor but are concerned with cutting yourself, I can put these concerns to rest. I have been using this razor for months now and have never had a bad shave.
If you are new to slant bar shaving I would recommend that you start with a less aggressive blade like the Wilkinson blade. Stay away from the Feather blade until you get more experience.
I always use a pre-shave lotion or cream when I use a new razor for the first time. Make sure that the shaving cream or soap you use is slippery and you will be just fine.
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