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Razor Blades (Reviews) item created by Your Majesty, Oct 24, 2018
Pros - Sharp, smooth, and cheap
Cons - None
This blade almost always provides a great shave, and pairs excellent sharpness with top class smoothness. For the price, it can't be beaten. And in a community where YMMV is gospel, this is one of the few products that most users will agree is excellent.
Pros - Consistency over period of use
Cons - None, really
While I haven't tried as many blades as some here, I have gone through about a dozen or so and still load with Astra SP on a daily basis.
Plenty sharp for my beard (BBS in 2 passes and touchup), lasts for ten or more shaves, is smooth to start and remains so. My last shaves still don't drag, pull, or cause weepers, they just get less efficient
Pros - smooth, sharp, good for multiple shaves
Cons - none
I don't believe that I need to write a long winded review for these, as many that uses these, already know how good these blades are.
After so many years of DE shaving, I've tried many blades, and I've ended up going back to these over and over... some are on par, some might be a bit better, but the overall thing about these is that it's rare that someone doesn't have them in their rotation.
Price wise, they are great, then for quality and such, they are also great...Good for a good 3 shaves per blade.
I will keep a star for the sharpness and smoothness because as I stated, you can get other blades that are sharper (which can actually be worse), some that are smoother, not by much but still.
Pros - Sharp (enough)
Cons - Could be smoother and shaper
These Astra SPs are sharp, but IMHO not as sharp as many reviews might lead one to believe. They're also smoother than many blades, but not as smooth as some. I've been using them, quite happily for many years and really have no complaints. Many moons ago I was getting somewhat disillusioned with Feather blades and, based on reviews I had read stating that these are almost as sharp as Feathers but much smoother, decided to give these a shot. Given my limited experience with blades at the time, I found this to be true. I was and still am quite happy with these. I can get two or maybe three good head and face shaves on one blade with minimal irritation. They're definitely on the cheaper end of the spectrum. That said, now that I have slightly more experience with blades (mostly thanks to a PIF from a member here), I don't find them as good as I used to. Voskhods and Israeli Personnas - about the same price point as the Astras - are I think both sharper and smoother. Gillette Nacets are as well, though at roughly twice the price. I still like the Astra, it's a perfectly competent blade, but I think there are better options out there for the same money.