Yesterday I wanted to try a new Astra Platinum (my first time with it). I did the usual prep, lather, etc. then started to shave with my Merkur 38 and said to myself: how stupid, you forgot to put the blade in the razor... But no, the blade was there, it was just sooo smooth. The result being BBS, and an eBay order for 100 of those caressing wonders!