So for this shave with the Merkur-razor head, I've kept the factory 33C handle in the bathroom cabinet, and instead have paired the stout, heavy Maggard handle with the Merkur head. Thus, I've created Frankenrazor II, also known as Frank the deuce.
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Today's shave was totally minimalist, with two passes. This accomplished the mission, which was to get a close-enough shave with no skin irritation.
The shave closeness looks good, but is not all that rewarding to the hand -- due in large measure to the combination of mild-shaving razor head, ready-for-recycle-bank blade, and only two passes with today's gear.
My skin's condition feels good and ready for whatever the day brings, as well as the up-coming comparison shaves of the week ahead. The plan is to compare the shaves of my stock, as-from-the-factory Merkur 33C with my latest and perhaps last razor acquisition, the Merkur 15C open comb, which, I believe, has the same factory handle as the 33C.
Stay tuned, and happy shaving!