UPDATE: IT WASN"T THE LORD RAZOR BUT THE BLADE THAT GAVE LOUSY RESULT. See Update Post Below
Last week I tried a Gillette Tech 1956 razor and got a great shave.
Then I tried a Lord 1822L Merkur-head type razor, and thought it was great too. I got less nicks from it than from the actual Merkur 23C which it resembles in everything dimensionally, except weight (but I was using different soaps).
So today I tried the Lord L122 Tech-head razor with a brand new Gillette Super Thin blade, just like the brand new ones I had in the others.
I was mystified. It was leaving half my stubble behind, even on the side of my face next to my ear, which is the easiest part to shave. As I was using a new soap, I washed it off, and put on my old faithful Trumpers cream soap to see if that made a difference. It didn't, and half my stubble was still being left behind. So then I tried sharper angles, but that didn't work either. So I gave up, pulled out the Lord Merkur-head type razor, and finished the shave the way it was supposed to be - perfectly.
I was a bit suspicious about the L122 when I was checking its blade gap - which came out at 30 thousandths of an inch on one side and 26 on the other. I pulled it apart and reassembled it very carefully, and then had 27 thou on one side, and 26 on the other. But I never thought this would lead to such difficulty in use.
The Lord 1822L Merkur-head type razor had a blade gap of 26 thou on both sides, which is nothing like the 43 thou gap listed in the blade gap table for the Lord L6 (which according to some Ebay listings, is the same razor).
Anyhow, has anybody else tried the Lord L122 and found this difficulty? Or has yours worked fine?