Shaved with my Wilkinson Empire this morning. Handle and head is the same as their 7 day model, but it comes with only 4 blades, 3 spares in wooden tube. I have been honing old blades this last week, and decided to try this one this morning. I had treated one side of the strop with a little bit of Tormek honing paste, and gave the newly honed blade 20 strops on the treated side then another 20 on the untreated side.
I was suprised as how smooth it was. I did discover that the little screw on the back that I thought was to loosen the blade for removal was in fact an adjustment, that advances or retracts the blade to vary the exposure of the edge. With the little roller safety bar it just glides over your face.
Sitting here now abour 5 hours later I am feeling no stubble yet. I honestly had one of the best shaves yet, no nicks or irritation at all.
I am having a bit of fun playing with these old tools now that I have a bit more time on my hands.