Just threw out a Wilkinson Sword blade. Only got 3 shaves from it and the last one was not even a close shave. It was almost like I didn't shave at all. Fortunately, I only paid $ 1.76 for a pack of 5 at Walmart. Just put in an Astra to try it out tomorrow. Will try the Feather after I have used the razor a bit more. I am using a Feather non-adjustable safety razor I got for $ 20 new at Amazon. So far the best blade was the Gillette 7 o'clock. Also have Shark blades to try. Have found though that using this DE razor that I leave some small amount of beard under my nose. I used my Gillette M3 power and easily got it. The safety razor seems too large to get under my nose. Maybe my nose is too big or they want to sell you a mustache razor which is very small.