Here's an odd one...I am 3rd blade into a pack of Swedes and just finished up a shave (yes Im a night shaver). This was my second shave with this blade and I noticed that the 2nd shave has been the best shave out of this pack. In the prior 2 blades the 3rd and 4th were better than the 1st as well. I dont normally go for a 5th but with the 4th beating the 1st I did with this pack and found the 5th the same as the first, and that wasnt too good.
So...do these blades break in and smooth out, or is my skin sensitive to a too sharp blade?
I have found that I dont love the first shave out of a Feather or a Persona either...a Derby or a Dorco, however, both seem to be good 1-4.