1: Sputnik. For the really comfortable smoothness of the blade. 2. Astra SP. For the sharpness and mid range smoothness, longevity of the blade. 3. Gillette 7'Clock SP. Pretty good blade with mid range sharpness. The two before it had better performance IMO. 4. Voshkod. The blade was smooth but it didn't last long for me. Sharpness is not near Sputnik IMO. 5. BiC Chrome. Very sharp, mid range smooth. Very irritating blade. 6. Treet. Just did not work out for me. Not really that sharp, not really that smooth either. My consensus thus far.