I absolutely despise Wilkinson Sword blades. Of the 3 blades I've used, each for at least 3 shaves, I only liked one shave - on a blade that was near dull. Each shave was murder on my face, to the point where I couldn't even touch my face for about a day and had some redness the next day. I suppose it's the coating or something, because the shaves got (slightly) better with use.
At any rate, this all could've been avoided if I hadn't foolishly thought it was mere technique that caused this. However, I'm still new, so it was a valid concern; but I've never had razor burn this bad. I had to buy face lotion to help heal my face, and I never felt compelled to do this before, even after "Bloody Monday" a while back; when a Feather + my inexperience resulted in around 10 weepers and some significant irritation. I confirmed my suspicions about the blade by taking great care during my last few shaves, implementing every trick in the book that I know (Kyle's Prep, several hot towels, re-building my lather between passes, etc), only to still achieve the same result.
Anyway, I've officially banished Wilkinson Sword from my own den, and am saving the rest of the blades for some family members I'm trying to convert to DE shaving (as part of a sample pack, although it's basically as a "what not to look for" kind of thing). In the meantime, I was going through my mail earlier and found myself frustrated with my regular letter opener (a cheap pocketknife that can't hold an edge). So, I took a new Sword out and I used one to open my mail. It worked a million times better than my knife, cutting through the envelope like it wasn't there (yeah, I'm not used to that, hehe).
So, not much content here so much as a little story about my new use for my absolute least-favorite blade. Also, before anyone suggests I simply buy a better knife and keep it sharp - this was just a fun little experiment I did and I probably won't repeat it.