Good intro blade but durability issues
Very good shave was not perfectly smooth; durability issues caused pulling to increase with each use 3.5 Stars
Got a sampler pack with
Got a sampler pack with about 7 different brands/styles. So far this is the best
I have coarse but somewhat patchy whiskers and this blade is sharp enough to bust through without hurting my skin. I've gotten the best shaves with Lord Super Chromes, the WCS safety razor, and Proraso, using COLD water. This is a sharper blade that goes really well for me with a mild razor and cold shaving. These blades seem to last longer than average too, which for me is 4 or 5 shaves. Feathers are slightly sharper but they are more expensive and do not last as long. I didn't have good luck w Merkur (smooth but strangely irritating). I think Personna Reds are similar, however they're not great for the first shave and only get pretty good after some use. The Super Chromes are perfect straight out of the wrapper, like another reviewer mentioned. LORD makes many different blades and I'm looking forward to trying more of them as well.
Nice close shave with these and WCS Razor.
Great Price - Very Good Performance
I have been wet shaving for over 20 years but only for about a year have I been shaving with DE razors and blades. It took me several months to find the right DE blades that work for my skin, beard, technique, and razor. My skin is sensitive and my facial hair a medium coarseness/thickness and this blade does a good job of giving me a close shave with ease and does not irritate my skin at all. The blade reaches it's nirvana stage right out of the paper sleeve and gives me about 4 - 5 nice shaves before it becomes a beast and wants to tug instead of cut my beard. There are better blades than this one but the Lord Super Chrome is a good lower priced choice and I will keep a box of 5 on hand for when my preferred blades are on order. This blade is equally comparable to the Lord Platinum blade and I would definitely recommend that you give this blade a try if your on a budget and want a decent DE blade.