I tried these after reading comments from other shavers on shave forums. I have to say they were very smooth and provided a close, nick-free shave every time. They are part of my rotation now.
Great beginners/intro blade
Very good shave, no irritation or pulling, never perfectly smooth
These belong in a sample pack!
Tried these recently and they belong in a sample pack. Some will love them and others not depending on your DE razor, face, whiskers... etc. They are calm and not likely to give a novice too many nicks. They make a big contrast with Feather blades and some others. They are OK and with a good lather shave nicely. For me they are only good for a couple shaves when other blades give me five+. The price is good and so the per shave value is quite good. Try them, a lot of folk will like them a lot others will pan them. Sample pack <-- yes
BIC DE blades
Although I write this review from Greece, these blades are not available directly in my country (!!!). On the other hand, there are sellers that import them from abroad, so I have the option to purchase them. Not because I'm Greek, but as a 20 year wet shaver, having tested most of market's blades, I find them as a mix (not compromise) of ASTRA platinum's smoothness and FEATHER (ok, if FEATHER gets a clear 10, BICs get a 9 for sure...) sharpness. Sure they are in my top 5 go-to blades, and I find myself, most of the times, loading my R41 Muehle tooth comb with BICs and my Merkur Futur (set to 4 to5) with ASTRAs Plat. Give them a try!
The best of 5 Razor Blades
I have now tried 5 brands of Platinum Chrome Blades and the winner is Gillette. My beard is tough and even barbers complained when I went in for a shave for a special event. BIC was included in my test and didn't make the finals. Jack Bornhoeft