I tried one of these this morning in a British HD. I got a very nice shave. The first 2-3 strokes were a tad rough, but the blade smoothed out after that. I was very surprised at how smooth the blade was from that point on. They are certainly no bargain, $0.30 a blade is the best price I could find. If you can get them cheap in your neck of the woods, I would give them a try.