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    I would recommend the Astra de blades. I have very sensitive skin and before I got onto sr u used a de with Astra blades. Not as sharp or rough as feather it is a good solid razor blade.

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    The Astra Platinum are in my top three. Smooth and good for 4 or 5 shaves.
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    I use Astra Platinum's and think they're great.
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    IMO: Astra platinum DE blades are good blades. They are not as sharp as Feathers (what are?) but sharper and smoother (IMO) than Derby and perhaps a tad less sharp than Yellow 7 o'clock blades which are my all around favorite. I get 4 or 5 good shaves from Astra.

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    A few years back I purchased 200 Astra Greens. I had 3 teen boys at home and figured at 8 cents a piece even if I/they used them once, I was still money ahead. Once I started using them myself I found that I really liked them, they seemed to really last and were a very comfortable shave. After reading reviews and comments from other people I thought I would personally try different blades. I have and use an assortment of different DE razors but there are three that I love, a Murkur Futura, Gillette slim (black beauty) and a Gillette Super Speed. I Purchased a 5 pack assortment that contained 5 Feather, 5 Shark, 5 Persona, 5 Murkur. To this I added 5 Wilkinson Sword from the local Walmart. While I was learning to sharpen and shave with my straight razors, I would supplement shaves once a week with one of my DE's and one of the mentioned blades. For me the Shark, Wilkingson Sword, and Murkur all seemed very close performance wise and for being comfort. They seemed to last for about 5 shaves. The Feathers, were a very aggressive sharp, and left me with a hell of a razor burn, from all three razors. The Personas seem to be very close in performance with the Astra's, but were more expensive. So for me, the Astra's are perfect and at 8 cents a blade I personally can't go wrong.

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    The Astra AP's are a good blade. They are the "go to" blade for many. Personally, for me, they are in the middle of the pack of the St. Pete Russian made blades. However, they are also the least expensive of the St. Pete blades.

    As with all blades, you really need to get a 5-pack and try them for yourself. Remember, if they don't excel in one razor, they may in another.

    Bob

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