Current Wilkinsons are an insult to the great name of British Wilkinson Sword Blades. Those vintage blades are simply marvelous, and due to some luck, in my rotation.
I started with them 40 years ago and still use them today
On the wrist this week: Fortis Millenium Starship Limited Edition Flieger Chrono in Valjoux 7750
The Wilkinson swords can be hit or miss, but I like their misses better than Derbys...
BOTOC-Gillette LC New , Grandpa-in-law's Super Adjustable! Not a LOSER...
This morning, a current German Wilk in my EJ prduced a very nice shave.
Could have been a little smoother and a little sharper, but not bad at all.
Seems like a better one than when I first posted here several months ago.
I've been using the German WS blades that come in a black plastic pack here in the UK for years in an EJ Chatsworth, and they've always been good. Sometimes the first shave is a bit tuggy, but the second and third shaves are really comfortable, and they go on after that too. I've tried Israeli Personnas and Astra SPs and not found them any better for me. Feathers too, but that's another story (one great shave per blade, but that's it).