Why use DE blades snapped in half as Shark among others already make half blades....RazoRock have come up with an SE that uses halved DE blades. Looks a bit like the Hawk, and comes in pretty colours, plus loading seems more straightforward than others.
I have had 3 good shaves using a 7 O'Clok yellow. I had considered buying a black SS handle but will put that on hold for a while. The extra weight might be a little too much. Its a doddle to load and VERY efficient. I don't have what I would consider razor burn.....but AS or Alum do give more of a 'tingle'.Update!
I tried the razor with half a Feather DE blade this morning. It was certainly better that the Polsilver. Did it give as good a shave as my Hawk yes it did, was it as smooth a shave I'm afraid not. The alum block was stinging as it passed over my face!
I think it will improve as I get used to it. We'll see.