It's hard to have a bad shave with this razor. I had to use it after using the Charcoal goods everyday. The executive has a bit more blade feel but just as smooth to shave with as the everyday. I may need more care on the neck but the executive is more efficient. My alum block also tells me less irritation. Though I feel none with both razors while shaving and after I do get some feedback from an alum stick but I get even less feed back with the Executive.
So, '49/'50 Executive still my non-adjustable champ but barely.
Charcoal Goods Gen 3(?), Level 3
New Feather blade
First drive with this new acquisition. Mild and comfortable. I like the weight and feel of this razor, but I think it may ultimately not be as efficient as I prefer. I'll give it a few more shaves and also see what my stubble feels like midday.
1948-50 Gillette Aristocrat, cheap-*** Walgreens DE blades (probably Personna), Proraso Sensitive Cream, 1950s Beau Brummel No. 6 badger brush, and my Old Spice shaving mug given to me by my parents for Christmas 1976. Three full passes on my face, one on my head for BBS. The Aristocrat is the smoothest razor I have used. LOVE IT.