"There's no need to cut your friendship with him since you enjoy his company. Just know that A), you can't trust him and B) he does not place as much importance on the friendship as you do.
To end the friendship would not benefit you, but…"
"Then you need to have a sit down with him about him NOT needing to be dishonest to spare your feelings. It may be that .......... Really any example will work. The point is that you both need to figure out how to communicate with…"
"I have a short handle and a long handle Merkur and I use Feathers also.
How do you put the blade on? You may be able to push the blade to one side the slight amount needed to fix the problem.
The other option is to not tighten the blade…"