Technique is the most important aspect of shaving, followed closely by the blade. Good technique with a sharp blade results in a great shave, poor technique with a sharp blade is ugly. At the same time, good technique with a mediocre blade results in a mediocre shave. Good technique and sharp blade with just about any razor will result in a great shave. Not even I said just about any razor. Some razors just give mediocre shaves.