After a thorough clean today, my Gillette Old from my newly acquired Canadian Pocket Edition Set was in line for tonight's shave...
Beautiful 2 pass shave leaving me so so close to BBS. This really is a fine shaver. I agree with what people say about their aggression - you can really feel the blade and even the slightest pressure could cause damage, but good technique will yield excellent results in a swift two passes.
It's a winner in my book. Now to get the whole thing replated
Pre: Sainsburys Tea Tree Cleansing Bar Razor: Gillette Aristocrat #16 / #22 Blade: NOS Personna Med Prep (1) Soap: Soapy Science Hanalei Brush: YaQi Aluminium 24mm Synthetic Horsehair Post: Brut Sport Style ASL (paired with Nautica Voyage)
I'm still unsure of the manufacture date of these blades which I recently acquired, but if the first shave was anything to go by, then these are going to be very good indeed. Smoother than current US Personna blades, but just as sharp.