I just finished shaving with my Gem Jr. and got DFS with zero irritation. I used a Walgreens Gem blade, and uberlather made with glycerin, C.O. Bigelow, and a VDH puck (the pink one). The only change to my normal routine was the Gem Jr. This was my first time using it, although I have used my gem Micromatic's, one open comb, and one closed comb. While the open comb was my favorite until now, I usually get irritation when I shave with anything but a Tech with a Feather blade in it. So, I have two questions.
1) Is the Gem Jr. less agressive than other Gems? Or could it be that my technique is just getting better?
2) Are the Ted Pella PTFE coated blades sharper or smoother than the Walgreen's Gem blades?