So, I was talking to my brother and he was telling me that he'd bought a Merkur slant bar but it was tearing his face apart and he couldn't use it... So after a couple of discussions, it arrived in my mailbox last Friday (along with a couple of tubes of C.O. Bigelow that he can't use either)... Used it for the first time last night, and I have to say that it worked quite well. Now my question: The slant bar should be a more aggressive razor than my EJ DE89L, right? I had a couple of nicks last night that I wouldn't normally get with my EJ, but I didn't notice the shave being noticably closer or anything (although I was on about 3 days' growth).