First shave today with the Gillette 7'0 Clock Super Platinum, also known as the India black Gillette. All I can say is wow. I thought I had finally narrowed my blades down to the Iridium, Astra platinum, and Crystal +. Today's shave has made me reevaluate everything.
I used a 1940's undated SS with VDH soap coupled with a shot of KMF lavender and my usual preshave prep. I ended up with a smooth irritation free BBS in 3 &1/2 passes. I have to take an extra 1/2 pass for the jaw line and my chin. The post shave was my usual alum block, cool water rinse followed by Thayer's aloe vera witch hazel. Splash was SCS Mediterranean Citrus. This was my best shave yet after 4&1/2 months back to DE shaving.
I think I am going to sell all of my Astras and red IP's and load up on these and the Iridiums. This blade has absolutely taken me by surprise. Can't wait to try it in my Progress.