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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great selection for the price, Jan. 22 2012
If you are looking at this product you probably already know that not all blades are created equal. Different brands of razor blades are created using different metals and cut in different ways. When using a safety razor or shavette, the blade you use can make the difference between a smooth, close shave and tugging, scratching, and even mangling of the skin.
Of course, the safety razor and the cream you use also make a difference, as does your technique and pre-shave preparation. But overall, the blade is probably the most important variable.
Obviously, since we all have different skin and hair, results will vary person to person. This is just my experience with these blades. Just so you know what my blades were up against, I am 22, of Indian descent, with course black facial hair. I used them to shave both my face and head. Now then:
The "Astra", "Bluebird", and "Derby" blades were all pretty mediocre. There was a lot of pulling and irritation, especially on my neck. These are the cheapest brands, and it quickly becomes clear why.
The "Shark" blade was the absolute worst. So much tugging...so little shaving. In fact, of the whole pack the Shark blade was the only one that cut me. I still have a scar two months later!
The "Gillette Super Chrome" was okay. I wouldn't use it again, but it was better than all of the above.
The "Gillette Super Platinum" was excellent. Delivered a very smooth, irritation-free shave. It wasn't the sharpest blade, but it delivered a smooth, consistent shave, and lasted a very long time (6 shaves in total, 3 on each side).
Finally, the "Feather" blade was the also excellent. The sharpest of the bunch, it also - like the Super Platinum - required very little pressure and lasted long.
Quality-wise, Feather has a very slight edge over Super Platinum. But, that slight edge is not enough, in my opinion, to justify it being nearly twice the price ($45 for 100 Feather blades, compared to $26 for 100 Super Platinum blades). Therefore, I'm going with Gillette Super Platinum for the win.
5/5 for the wide selection