For clarity, are you talking about a shave test here? And with regard to torque, on the latter stages you don't want much. Just enough that the edge is making good contact. Maybe post a pic of the whole blade so we can see what you're up against.It is the gentlest edge I think I could imagine and it does remove hairs. It doesn't tug, but it is not grabbing the hairs fully. I know this is the keenness, the apex is not narrow enough. Maybe it is micro beveled too much beyond the visible. What I am afraid is that the razor itself isn't guiding the bevel set due to the amount of torquing I am having to do.