I shaved this morning using the German Wilkinson's in my English Red Tip SS. I have heard for months now how they were trash.... I beg to differ. I found them to be similar to a Derby but smoother. They actually seem to be better than the Classic Wilkinson's made in England and every bit as smooth as the newer UK Wilky's. YMMV A very nice shave indeed, it's now seven hours later and I have very little stubble on my neck. They are not quite as smooth as the Crystal's which is my go to blade and is almost infallible. They are sharp and if you don't watch the pressure you will get the "burn". All in all another decent blade that I can purchase locally and will use.