Got a Hoffritz slant on Friday and put it to work on Saturday. It gave a very close shave, but some irritation on the front of my neck. I hear slants can take some practice - especially for a newbie like me who is still practicing in general! I probably should have waited to get a slant, but I found a good deal on it, and once it arrived, how can you just let a razor like that sit there?? I did read some threads later that talked about making sure the blade is seated correctly. I don't know now whether it was or not (and I take out the blade between shaves). I will pay attention to that next time.