I just recently won a beautiful English President open-comb TTO on eBay. Yesterday was the first shave. I was disappointed to find that one side shaved nicely, but the other side was shy, as if the blade as not sufficiently exposed. And it's such a nice looking razor! Today, I put the blade from the President into my trusty HD and tried a different brand in the President, shaving one side of my face with one, the other with the other. Same thing: the President had one side fine, the other side shy, and the HD (with the blade I used yesterday in the President) shaved both sides equally well. So it's definitely the razor and not an asymmetric blade. Too bad. I really like open comb razors that have the blades edge lifted a bit from the comb, and this razor manages that. I guess I just need to keep an eye out for another.