Ive been using a straight razor (Friodur Inox) weekly for one pass as I slowly break into straight razor shaving. The first two times I shaved with the straight were pretty good without any nicks or weepers. That all changed Saturday evening when I decided to use the straight for my first pass as I have the past several weekends. I had shaved my right cheek without incident and then as I prepared to make a pass just below my jawbone I made a correction in blade angle as I looked in the mirror and whammo I sliced sideways instead of a downward stroke and opened a 1" long deep slice. There was no pain just blood flowing profusely. I managed to stop the bleeding with direct pressure but probably could have used a stitch or two. I will wait until the cut is healed before trying the straight again but don't know if my shattered confidence will be overcome easily. I was hoping others might chime in with their own horror stories to show me Im not the only one.