Wet Shaving, Luxury Grooming and Smiles
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Item Number: RB-AST-001
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Astra Superior Platinum double edge razor blades. These double edge blades are Platinum plated and fit all double edge razors. Made in Russia. 5 blades per pack.
Product Reviews
Astra SP
These are great blades, for beginners. These are great blades for seasoned wet-shavers as well. Astra is a Russian subsidiary of Gillette, which is a component of Proctor and Gamble. It's nice to see P&G still making DE razor blades.

These blades give a really clean shave, and, they're not a very fast action blade, either. What I mean by that, is, you're not likely to 'over stroke' and, cut too much. They're not as slick as some other blades. I don't like blades are that are super slick, but, these might be a tad too far in the other direction.

Overall, this is a really great blade. They're not as sharp, or, aggressive as some of the other brands, which makes it great for beginners, or, those looking for the exact blade to fill their niche.
Great shave but not a fan of the packaging
I've been working my way through different blades and have become convinced there's more to them than just being sharp, sharper or sharpest when it comes to a close, comfortable shave. There are a ton of factors, including the razor, the cream, one's technique and maybe even quality control within each brand. In any case, my experience with Astra has been positive overall. I use an EJ DE89L razor and shave with high quality creams like Crown Shaving Co and The Gentlemens Refinery. Unless I'm pressed for time, I almost always do a three-pass shave after taking a shower. I've been shaving with Astra blades for about a week and can report no nicks, weepers or burns and a very close, comfortable shave. But I'm knocking off a star because apparently the packaging has changed since the photo was posted. Unlike some other brands, like Derby (my favorite), Feather and Merkur, that come in a plastic case with a slot in the bottom for used blades, the Astras are packaged in a paper box with no means of used blade disposal. While I really like Astra, I don't like it enough to make it my one and only brand. But as long as I have some plastic cases laying around, Astra's in the rotation.
Great blades
I just recently tried these blades and I have to say they are great. Provided and extremely close shave with no nicks. I would recommend these blades.
Best shave ever
Every face and beard are different. I've used the same name brand DE blades in my vintage Gillette razor for years because it's the only brand my local grocery store carries. Thought I would try these, and they are better than any blade I've used before. I'm 51 years old and only have to shave 2-3 times per week so my beard is far from heavy.
decent shave and forgiving
I have sensitive skin and a very coarse beard so I've had a hard time finding blades that can do the job without destroying my face. These aren't necessarily the sharpest blades but there is more to a good shave than just pure sharpness. These give a pretty good shave without tugging and without the burn or nicks that I've received from several other blades. In fact, after 3-4 shaves, they still give a fair shave without the nicks which is big in my book. That being said, everyone is different so I recommend trying many different blades before you buy 100 of anything. I just ordered some Feathers to try out but Astras will definitely stay in my medicine cabinet.
Simply flawless
I used this blade tonight and received the best shave I've ever had. Talk about sharp and smooth. I have been trying different blades and really like the red personna and thought that it would be very similar to the Astra sp man was I wrong. It's smoother! Only question is will it last as long as the red personna. If you are looking for a smooth blade I would encourage you to try this blade. You won't be disappointed.
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