Well I decided to try out my $3.00 Gillette Ball End Tech. No date code on this one. You guys were right about it being mild. Fresh Gillette 7 sharp edge blade. Made several passes until I couldn't hear or feel anymore cutting action. Ran my fingers ATG and felt plenty of whisker left. This shaved like my Super Adj. set on 2. It also seemed to clog quickly. A lot more rinsing and swishing needed. This is definitely for a cautious beginner or perhaps for the those guys in that other thread who were talking about shaving while drunk. This will go on the shelf with my antique shaving mug, for show only.