And it wasn't even close... I'd been thinking of trying something other than the Feather in my slant... so Doc sent me some Sharp's and some IP's. I loaded up the Sharp's for week one of testing. I have two slant's that I just alternate with, both loaded with the same blade, with Feather's I go replace them both every Sunday. Well, by Wednesday it felt like they needed replacing. I thought maybe that's just cause they feel different... nope, it wasn't, Thursday was bad, Friday was worse (and remember, that was probably the 3rd use for those blades). Saturday I decided I didn't want to try it, and I didn't shave until mid-afternoon. So I figured I'd throw a new IP in and start testing it a little early. Wow, what a bad idea... I barely got through a quarter of my face (on a day and a half growth). Pulling/Tugging/Pain through the whole thing. Bad blade I thought... switched it out, same thing for the next quarter. Okay, that's it, throw a Feather in again and it was smooth sailing for the rest of the shave. So I guess my "blade testing" days are over (at least for DE). I've tried pretty much everything and the Feather keeps winning, so I'm sticking with it.