I have sampled many blades, maybe about 6-8 of the main ones that you see around the place. Many of which I never liked. I hated the wilkonsons sword, and hated the gillette platinum. I was dead against gillette essentially. Then I tried these, just out of random curiosity, and to gain free shipping when 2 dollars short. I must say.. HOLY MOLY. These blades are wonderful. I thought Feather blades felt the best for me, and I was just about to buy a bulk feather blade pack, but when I discovered these, the whole world flashed before my eyes. The blades just feel amazing against my skin. I am someone who gets shredded to pieces and super irritated whenever I shave. These blades just feel like pure pleasure going across my face. I'll always get irritated no matter what I do, but I have drastically reduced my irritation. These blades are GOD TIER.