Great shave this morning but I have some figuring out to do on the aluminum Hawk V2. The Yaqi Dandelion whipped up the Col. Conk Lime with no problem. Bill @Edison Carter inspired me to break out the Conk this morning. I find most Glycerin soaps to be close in performance and this soap reminds me of Imperial shave soap with a scent. So what is up with the V2? Tuggy on the first pass. I was about 3/4 through with the first pass and I took the blade out of the V2 and put it in the stainless steel V3 solid bar. I finished the first pass and completed a second pass with the V3. Smooth sailing and very comfortable. I then switched back to the V2 on the third pass.....better but not as smooth as the V3. So what gives? I don't know but I have excluded the blade from the equation. While driving to work it struck me that the safety bar on the V2 has a squared edge and the V3 is rounded. Could I be feeling the safety bar and thinking it is the blade being tuggy? I'll revisit this situation in the near future and get it nailed down. Overall it was a great shave. Finished it off with some American Tobacco by Andy Hilfiger. Have a great day gentlemen!