Hi Chaps and Chapettes, OK - I am almost there.... except my razor is still on its way from Japan. I am all kitted up with:- Edwin Jagger Best Badger Brush Feather PG15 and Pro 20 blades Geo. F Trumpers Lime Cream Soap Alum Block Proraso Repair Gel My razor - a Feather SS Japanese Straight Razor in Lime is in the mail from Japan and due any time!! Now - in the meantime I am using all the above good kit with a cartridge razor - a Gillette Mach 3 - you know it is OK for a nanny-razor and with my new gentle technique - no more razor burn! My question is this: I have been trying to use my non-dominant hand for the left side of my face to prepare myself for the day my straight arrives, and the dominant hand for my right side, and I am finding it difficult to control the razor with the non-dominant hand. Tell me, is there any compelling reason why I should use my non-dominant hand?