After a week of shaving with the Retro, I have some answers:
The first few times I got a few nicks – nothing more than usual. By the end of the week, I was only getting 1 nick at the most. The trick is to not press down very much with the razor. The blade is sharp – let it do it’s thing.
It is easy to find stuff on the internet – check out the Retro Razor Store for razors and accoutrements.
One blade seems to last for 3 shaves – you can get a 5 pack of blades for around $2. Do the math – this is MUCH cheaper than buying those insanely expensive cartridge blades at the grocery store.
You can use regular shaving cream, but why not try something new? There are a lot of soaps and creams out there that are a lot better for your face. Why not have a little fun with this?