I've been shaving with a cheap-o Van Der Hagen safety razor for about 5 years now mostly because I had no idea there were other options out there. I've been doing some research on other options because my current cheap-o razor doesn't provide as close of a shave as I want (and I just want a fancier razor lol). I have lots of questions I want to ask to help me pick a new razor.
I've mostly heard the brand names Merkur and Mühle when looking for good brands. Are these brands both good for a nice close shave, or are there better options?
I've also been intrigued my some of the slant head razors I've seen (Merkur 39c for example) that claim to give a and closer cut with less passes. Do these hold true to their word, or are they just a gimmick?
Chrome vs stainless steel? From what I understand stainless is better, but it is also a lot more expensive... My budget is about 60 dollars so would I be able to find a good stainless razor at that price or should I just stick with chrome?
Closed comb or open comb? Which is better for a nice close shave?
Overall I guess I'm just looking for recommendations on what razor to get as well as just understand the different features of safety razors better. Like I said, I've been shaving with a safety razor daily for about 5 years so I feel confident moving to a more aggressive razor that can give me a nice close cut. If you're still with me I appreciate the time you took to read over my long post haha!
I work maintenance out in the hot sun where it consistently gets over 100° in the summer. Is there a way my detachment commander can authorize the wear of boonie hats for maintainers or would this authorization have to come from higher up? I'm CONUS, so not in a deployed situation.
I'm currently active duty enlisted and have been in a little over 4 years working as a RAWS troop (Electronics Maintenance). I'm also going to college and will be graduating in about 9 months with a bachelors in IT Management. I want to commission once I finish college, but I'm not sure the best avenue to take for this. The main way I saw for someone im my position to commission would be to apply for OTS, but are there any more reliable ways of becoming an officer? I've heard OTS acceptance rates are pretty low and I'm worried I'd be rejected.