Ok, once more into the breech ,Mr. Quigley
This review comes after the one on VISION + Derby and b4 the Vision + Feather(although I shaved with the feather first).
1st shave: VISION loaded with Swedish Gillette(duh!)
SCS Orange Sorbet
results: I have heard others on this site talk about how "smooth" the Swede was, but to be honest, I had no idea! When shaving with this combo, this must be the closest you can get to feeling like shaving with a straight.
The swedish blade is smooth and sharp! I got a nick, but had no idea when I did it; not to worry, though- it didn't survive the alum block
Man, my face was as smooth as glass- I could hear it squeak when rubbed!
This was after 2 passes- a third was not needed. The major difference between this blade and the derby, was that the Swede was ready, willing, and able from the first shave down to the fifth shave- no dramatic changes in performance; whereas the derby shave changed from the first to the fifth.
Why have I not recorded any other shaves? because they all went like the first one. Granted, due to its deceptive sharpness, I needed to pay more than the usual attention to my shaves, but the results spoke for themselves. I really and truly do not understand why king gillette would remove not only the razor, but this blade from america ( oh, wait- its the money). I loved the derby blades( price + performance), but I think I will have to move the Swedish Gillette to the top of my list. remember, YMMV. Lookout auravita, here I come!