Like many "Newbies" I've read a ton of post...taking everthing in and realizing YMMV when it comes to razors, blades, soaps, etc. Several blades always came up as must have blades...(in no particular order): Personna labs/meds Israeli Personna's ( either reds or crystals) Gillette Yellows Feathers After trying all of these I received great shavings from each one and would recommend them to everyone...with my favorites being the labs and the IP I received a 5 pack of Supermax Super Platinum's as part of a purchase.... I read a TERRIBLE review here on the Supermax Titanium ...but decided to try them anyways...after all...this was not the same blade... All I can say is WOW!!! Best shaves of my life...smooth, but yet sharp....I have a fairly coarse beard that grows fast.. (I have a goatee...can shave clean today and have a nice goatee back in a week that looks well groomed and mature) and no tugging, pulling, nicks, weepers...just great BBS shaves. I've tried it in various razors...the NEW open comb, my fatboy, my slim, my aristocrat, my flair tip, my S.S, my tech and the EJ89...every razor....GREAT SHAVE For the last week I have been using the Supermax in my new open comb every day.....a week in and still great shaves.....how long can I go?? I don't know!! Part of me thinks I need to put in a new blade tomorrow just because its been a week... Guys....these blades are fairly inexpensive RB&M has them for like $10.50 for 100! to me its a no brainer!! if you don't like them....se;; them off in B/S/T or ebay...probably for more than you paid....run....don't walk to the nearest seller and grab some.....yeah there is alot of hype/myth, etc on many of the blades on this forum...but this is the real deal....VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!