As I've detailed in other posts, I bought Merkur blades from the same men's boutique I got my Merkur DE razor. I started using a new blade with each shave, as I seemed to get much better results that way. Then I read extensively on here that pretty much no one likes Merkurs. So I bought a pack of Wilkinson Swords from the deli down the street and instantly had a much better shave, and none of the tender face problems I had with the Merkurs.
I like switching out the blade every shave, it makes me feel indulgent and it's only 50 cents a day-- $3.50 a week. My question is this: Is there any benefit other than economic to using blades more than once? As in, is it possible that after the blades get dulled a little bit I might have a better shave with them? I've read on some posts here that dulling your blade can reduce weepers, but I'm not having a problem with that. I guess to put it simply my question is: Is it possible that the second or third shave I get from the same blade might be better than the first?
If not, I'm just inclined to go through a blade a day.