I'm like join the crowd of how & why it does what it does but it doesn't make sense! LOL
Ok so my thoughts were if this razor with a small blade gap can give me a shave that rivals razors costing a lot more and with O IRRITATION what would a more efficient razor with more blade gap that would accept the Schick Twin blade give me. So I started reading threads on injectors and what a lot of guys thought was the best injector and so I narrowed it down to the Schick Adjustable was what I was going to go after and so the search begins. On US ebay a very good clean one was going anywhere between $50 and $70 and even some of them had little scratches and signs of usage so I started to search my normal German, French, UK and Italy ebay sites as I've gotten a lot of my more rare razors from over there at a more reasonable price than if I had bought the same razor on our ebay. So I found one in Germany and the seller described it as in very mint condition and it had a Buy it now for $34 so I bought it. Took a while to get here which is normal so today I decided to use it.
Well I did 2 passes using my skin stretch short/medium stroke progressive beard reduction technique. WTG and then ATG. I followed it up with a XTG pass to go over some normal trouble spots. I did this as it's an automatic thing I normally have to do with a lot of razors and I'm not sure looking back that I needed to do a whole other pass as it wasn't picking up anything that I could feel. Maybe buffing was all that was necessary. I mean this thing didn't care about what side of the face it was. Most razors have to work harder on my right side to equal what i get on my left side as I've got some nasty cowlicks on the lower chin and mostly on my neck that always demands special attention and this razor blade combo just went right through it and treated both sides like there was no difference! Anyway what I ended up with was a very strong what I call level 2 BBS Shave. And although I've achieved this level BBS with some other razors in my den this shave was by far the fastest and the smoothest level 2 shave I've ever gotten from any SE or DE razor! Again with 0 irritation! I wish I didn't run out of cotton because if there is such a thing as a level 2 1/2 then that is what I think I got today. NOTW I've only achieved a level 3 BBS from two razors in my den and they are both very efficient DE OC razors but when I have gotten a level 3 there has always been a certain amount of irritation that goes along with it.
At this point I'm saying to myself is this the best blade in the world? I mean what blade can give you 50 plus shaves and cause no irritation? I can't think of one.
Hey I realize that we all sometimes justify what we've spent on a razor to give it praise even if in the back of our minds we've gotten better from lesser costing razors. So I'm letting go of that frame of mind as this was an awakening for me.
So FOR ME this razor shaved better than:
All my Gem razors including the MMOC
My Brass General
Both ATT SE2 and SE1
El Jefe - Sold
Blackland Sabre L2 and L1
Schick O Ring Clone
Oneblade Genesis V1 and V 2
WIth that said there still needs to be more shaves done with this razor blade combo as I shaved on number 6 setting so it could be even more efficient on a higher setting but will it be as smooth?
How long will this BBS Level 2 shave last.. What's great is I just got a Level 2 with both the NEW Deluxe and Charcoal Level 2 OC the other day and it lasted about 12 hrs and this shave felt a bit a more solid of a level 2 if that makes sense and definitely smoother with no feedback from the alum block at the end of the shave. My face feels amazing right now.
Remember this is my findings and results and your's may be different.