I decided to give these blades a try because I was able to find them dirt cheap, and I didn't have any other blades from India. These blades shipped from directly India and with free shipping, they are the cheapest blades that I have found to date. Each blades comes wrapped in standard wax paper, which is then wrapped in an additional piece of paper. During my first shave, I rinsed off the blade and loaded it into my razor with a Charcoal Goods head and iKon Bulldog handle. I used TTFFCraft Steel as my soap. I immediately found that the blade tugged quite a bit and skipped around a whole lot, which necessitated applying some pressure. The blade didn't feel smooth at all, and additional passes and touch ups were needed. After giving these blades a rest for a while, I returned to them yesterday using some Dr. Jon's Hydra soap and the same razor. I noticed the same results. The first pass left my face patchy since the blade did such a terrible job of slicing through hair. It still tugged and skipped around a whole lot. Interestingly enough, the post-shave feel wasn't too awful. I had a weeper, some razor bumps, and a few small areas of discomfort, but I didn't have anywhere near the level of irritation that I get when I normally shave with my Astra SP blades. I'm beginning to suspect that I might be sensitive to the platinum coating of the Astra blades, so now I'm eager to try more stainless steel blades in the future. Overall, I wouldn't recommend these blades to anyone with coarse facial hair. I also wouldn't use these blades for multiple shaves since fresh blades do a pretty lousy job as it is. Even though they didn't seem to irritate me like the Astra SPs, the latter at least does a great job of cutting through hair, so I don't imagine that I'll be coming back to these blades too often other than for the sake of finishing them off.