In another thread, one of the members here lamented that there are not enough honest discussions about the differences in blades on this forum. In trying to find blade reviews here, I agree that he may have a point. This thread is created to remedy that problem, with a few ground rules overseeing the discussion. First, this needs to be a reasonably educated discussion (or at least not an uneducated one) as many members here, myself included, believe that technique trumps tools. In other words if you don't have the experience to get a very consistent shave, you are reviewing your own shaving technique as much as you are reviewing the blade, which taints the review a bit. If you are commenting on a blade without the ability to get a good, consistent shave with a few different blades and a few basic DE razors or are brand new to DE shaving you are welcome to post, and ask questions, but I would suggest listening more than throwing out opinions until you get there. Also, I think it is helpful if all of us put out there a super quick summary of our shave experience on our first post, so that we all understand the context of the things said. It could be quick and easy as "not there yet", or or "20 year veteran shaver". If you could color in a few details of your DE experience that's even better." As a side note, If you don't feel like you can get consistent shaves with varying equipment, I would encourage you to check out the 30 day rule/focus thread on this website, which has been an invaluable source of shave knowledge for me, and a great group of guys to get to know. Second, please understand that blades, as with much of shaving, is a very much a YMMV thing. Therefore, posts with completely different opinions on the same blades are encouraged, as everyone's feedback contributes to our learning, as long as it remains civil. That's about it. If you don't like the rules, I encourage you to start a different thread with different rules and post to your heart's content. If you're OK with mine, let the discussion begin!