So I put in a brand new Swedish Gillette, the last of a 5-pack I had. So I pop it into the razor, lather up out of the shower with my T&H cream, and go to shave. I start with my cheeks. Tug...OW! Tug...Ow! What the hell gives? This thing was pulling soo badly!
This was a new T&H cream I was using. I usually use T&H Ultimate Comfort. So I thought "Damn this cream sucks!!!" and used my T&G UC. Still tugged. I was so confused. Brand new blade.
So I opened up a new pack of the same blades, and they shaved very smoothly with both creams. Huh. Turns out that blade was just painfully, painfully dull for some odd reason, despite the fact that it was brand new. What gives?
Nothing wrong with th new T&H cream, the blade was messed. It was in an HD Slant Merkur. Ah well.