Since discovering my favorite blades, I haven't really found many more that impress me. This however, is an excellent blade for me. It's not exceptionally sharp, but still a little sharper than average. It's something between a Red Pack Persona and an Astra Superior Plat. Blade life is is good, 4 shaves for me which is how long most good blades last for me. In terms of not irritating my skin, this is among the best blades. How it really excels is that doesn't irritate by roughness in a really aggressive razor, but doesn't irritate by tugging in mild shavers. I only have used 6 out of a 10 pack at this point, but each blade has been consistent and excellent. Price is excellent. Not the absolute cheapest blade, but close. Overall, this is a favorite blade in a couple razors (Aristocrat, Red-tip) and nearly as good in any other razor I have. If I could only use one blade for both face and head shaving, this would be it.