The Annual Sue Moore Auction is now running from 19 - 21 October.
Every year proceeds from this auction and all monies raised go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Please take a look at the items that are available this year, as there is sure to be something of interest to everyone!
I use the CVS carbon blades frequently - but not by choice. I carry an Ever-Ready 1924 as a travel razor and when flying I do not check a bag. The razor is fine in a carry-on but single edge blades are a big no-no. Fortunately there is nearly always a CVS drugstore between the airport and my hotel so the CVS blade is my go-to travel blade.
I find them to be sharp but on the harsh side. I usually use a fresh blade for each shave - might as well, since my trips are less than 10 days. This also eliminates the need to dry the blade.
At home I've determined that they don't last as long as the stainless blades.
Bottom line is that the CVS carbon steel blades get the job done, but I definitely prefer the stainless steel blades. Even among carbon steel blades I find the PAL Super blued blades to be significantly smoother.
But they're not available between the airport and the hotel.
I've only used the CVS carbon steel blades, so I can't compare them to the SS blades, but so far, I haven't had any problems, other than the one time I got in a hurry, and forgot to dry the blade off. It had a good start of rust on it when i got home from work that evening. Fortunately, the cutting edge was OK, so I finished out the week with it in my MMOC. I've also used them in my Ever-Ready 1912, and got some really smooth shaves.
My only complaint about them is that I have to dry them after using them. I also dab a bit of mineral oil on them before I put them back in the razor. I'm sure the SS blades are way more convenient.