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    A question related to the topic, but not about a cut that occured. It is about avoiding it.
    When shaving against the gran, how should it feel on the skin (and the razor)?
    I have experienced a slight pull and a traction, which felt wrong and potentially dangerous.

    Does anyone know why or how to avoid it?

    Sry if it's OT but it looked like a place to ask

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    When you shave against the grain, your blade angle needs to be lower than it is for with the grain, so the razor spine needs to be a little closer to your skin. That should improve the cutting.
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    Im new to straight razor shaving (about a month) and so farI have my share of nicks but haven't needed a transfusion . My worst nicks are the lower right corner of my neck (my right) Any ideas?

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    Try pulling the skin up or sideways. Use the about one inch from the tip with light pressure. I use a diagonal strop back to front then front to back. Works great on my neck.

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