Well, I did another shave with the Omega 10049 Pro Boar today. I believe number 14 today. It worked as I expected and today I did a bowl lather with Palmolive Cream. @TinyT I believe you are right the Omega just takes time to break in (part of the reason I am committed to using it for a month maybe two). I want to see if I can tame the Omega a bit. I like it great already, just curious how far it will go.