Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct Reviews

Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct

Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades - 30 Ct

  • 30 Double Edge Safety Razor Bldes
  • Imported From Russia
  • Made By Gillette

High quality DE blades made in Russia by Gillette. Stainless steel, coated blades with a Platinum plated edge. The Astra blades are known for their smoothness, unsurpassed sharpness and durability. Top of the Astra product line. Widely used by barbers in Europe.

List Price: $ 6.47

Price: $ 4.40

3 thoughts on “Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct Reviews”

  1. 24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The Same Only Different, March 10, 2015
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    This review is from: Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct (Misc.)
    Took matters into my own hands and did a comparison test of Astra, Feather, Persona and Wilkinson blades on my tough beard. The following criteria was adhered to:
    1.) shaved every other day
    2.) used the same brush
    3.) used the same shaving cream
    4.) used the same double edge Mehaz razor
    Results: The Feather is the sharpest of the blades, a little too sharp for my liking, it is very easy to cut yourself with them.
    The other three contenders were comparable in sharpness. All four brands in the test only gave me two close, clean shaves, by the third
    shave all started to drag and became too dull.
    Conclusion: For me the Astra* worked as well and cost the least; your results may vary
    *Astra is manufactured in Russia by Gillette.
  2. 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great blades for coarse hair and sensitive skin., June 11, 2017
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    This review is from: Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct (Misc.)
    I had already tried sharper blades such as Personna and Feather, but wound up with irritation despite the close shave. I had also tried duller blades such as Dorco and Derby, which didn’t give me irritation but also required me to take multiple passes to cut through my coarse hair.

    I needed something in the middle and decided to give these blades a shot. I gotta say, they are my new favorites. They’re very sharp, only requiring one pass with and one pass against the grain to get everything, and despite their sharpness they’re so smooth that it seriously doesn’t feel like I shaved at all. I highly recommend them for anyone with coarse hair and sensitive skin.

    The only negative I can think of is that I only get two shaves (sometimes only one if I wait more than two days between shaves) out of one side before I need to flip sides (thankfully the sides are numbered 1 2 and 3 4 to make this easier), totaling only three to four shaves a blade, but considering how cheap they are and the quality of the blades I really can’t complain.

    As always, however, your mileage may vary depending on your skin and hair type, so be sure to buy a sample pack of different types of blades before choosing one that’s​ right for you.

  3. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Astra vs Feather. Astra wins., November 23, 2017
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    Misha Weidman (San Francisco, CA USA) –

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    This review is from: Astra Superior Platinum Double Edge Razor Blades – 30 Ct (Misc.)
    It’s hard to imagine how razor blades could work or feel very different from each other, but after spending several months comparing Astra blades to the very highly rated Feather blades, I’ve come to the conclusion that I really prefer the Astras.

    The Feathers are, as advertised, extremely sharp. Perhaps too sharp. Though I’m at this point an experienced DS shaver, I live in fear of nicking myself with these blades. They require a very light “feather” touch and a careful stroke. Furthermore, the quality of the shave noticeably diminishes after 3 or 4 uses.

    The Astra blades, on the other hand, have a gliding quality that inspires confidence. I find I shave faster and with more pressure when using the Astras. I can also get 6 or 7 shaves out of a single blade without any significant drop-off in quality. Plus, they’re cheaper and somewhat easier to get out of their paper wrappings than the Feathers.

    Note, the cardboard boxes that mine came were pretty banged up, unlike the slick plastic boxes that the Feathers came in. But I’m not shaving with the boxes so I don’t care.

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