Hey there, For the past month or two I've been experimenting with shavettes and a couple of DE blades trying to get as close a shave as possible without irritation. The problem is that the only blade that will cut my stubble without getting stuck on a cross-the-grain or against-the-grain pass is the feather hi-stainless, but this irritates my skin. I've experimented with changing the cutting angle, from as flat it will cut to about 20-30 degrees more inclined. The irritation gets worse the more inclined the blade is, but even at the flattest angle I still get bumps and raised skin. I've only tried two other DE blades: the Astra superior platinium and the voshkod (spelling?). The astra will get stuck on a cross or against-the-grain pass and I have to force it along, and the Voshkod blades require lots of forcing, plus the bevel is a millimeter longer on one side of the blade so it barely shaves at all on half of my face. I also tried changing shavettes from the Tellar Clifton 23 to the Black Widow model with 1.5mm blade exposure. Part of me is beginning to wonder if the head of the shavette is too thick and this sets the minimum cutting angle too extreme as compared to the minimum cutting angle on a safety razor with its rounded head, what these blades were designed for. One final thing that made a difference was using the pre-shave oil from Art of Shaving, which reduces irritation but makes it impossible for me to get a good grip on my skin when stretching it out. Any suggestions? Thanks!