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    I just tried my first ASCO Super Stainless Red Box blade from Egypt. It is one of the Lord family. I ordered 100 since they are so inexpensive: $12.71/100 shipped. This was just about the same cost as ordering 1 or 2 5-packs plus shipping. I was apprehensive. The reviews I have read were evenly split between excellent, OK, and terrible. The Asco delivered up a nice close, smooth, and nick free shave. It is not as sharp as my regulars, but at almost half the cost, I didnít expect it to be. So far, so good. I will see how it holds an edge.


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    I had my 2nd shave with the ASCO today. Again, the ASCO was not as smooth (read sharp) as my top blades, but it delivered a smooth, close, nick free shave. Still-so far, so good.

    As always, YMMV……..

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    Not a DE guy, but have you experimented with the dial a bit? I wonder if a different setting will make them better.
    You have 99 to go!

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    No, I test all my blades with the same setting so it is more apples to apples.

    I have used the Slim from 3-9.
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    At that cost for 100 it would be tough to not just use a new one every shave. If they didn't give more than 3 good shaves or so you still wouldn't be out anything. Side note- Slim on 9 7 is my max with that razor before I get burned. I know its bad technique. Don't use it enough to overcome it though.
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    Slim on 9.....
    Actually, my shaves on "9" have been excellent. I was "sitting up at Attention" each time though.........

    3rd shave with the ASCO. No tugging. Not as smooth (read sharp) as my top blades, but it delivered a smooth, close, nick free shave again. Still-so far, so good.

    As always, YMMV……..

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    Well you've got three acceptable shaves out of a blade. If they are consistent blade to blade, these don't sound like a bad buy at all.
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    4th shave with the ASCO. No tugging today, but not as smooth as the first 3 shaves. It still delivered a good, close, nick free shave again. For me, this is a very good 2nd tier blade. I know I can get 4 very good shaves with these in my Gillette Slim. $12.71 shipped in the U.S.

    As always, YMMV……..

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