I'm a two-pass shaver. Recently, after reading a great number of reviews on several blades on this site, I conducted a test of three blades: this blade, the Gillette Silver Blue and the Polsilver Super Iridium. I wanted to see how many days per blade I could get a smooth, nick-free, close shave. My results are as follows. The Gillette blade was the clear winner. I got 5-7 days per blade before getting any nicks or noticing a less-than-close shave. All of their blades delivered 5 days, three blades gave me 7. The Polsilver was second best. I got 3-5 days per blade with three blades coming in at the 5 days. Hate to go against the grain of most reviews here, but for me, my face and my shaving style, the Feather gave me 2 days, max!! Closeness was never an issue. But, nicks! Good grief! On the other blades, on the day when I first got nicks I could touch them with a tad of QuickClot on the end of a Q-tip. But, on day-3 for the Feather I needed to darn near paint the side of my neck!