7AM Plus Hi Platinum Durablade (5 blades)
I tried the blade in my Maggard MR1/v2, and the combination of that razor, that blade, and my face was horrible. I ended up with 3 cuts on my face on the first shave, more than I got from the other 4 blades I tested combined. I did that yesterday morning, and my face was too irritated to shave today. I'm tossing the rest of the pack, I'm not a novice to DE, I used one for over 20 years, then when they started drying up in the stores, I went cartridge. I got a razor, and samples of blades for Christmas. I like the Astra platinum best, I wouldn't toss out the Derby's, they work, and I get about 4 shaves, the Gillette green box Super stainless is not bad, but, it seems to only be good for 2 shaves. The 7AM surprised me, handily beating the Shark blades for bottom spot. It was the sampler pack of 5 blades. The sampler pack is a great way to go, You'll zero in pretty quick on what works for you, and you're not stuck with a lot of blades you don't want anywhere near your face.
I've read good and bad about these blades and ordered a pack of 5 to try them. My main shaver is the Merkur Futur. This blade worked great. Smooth and sharp with no pulling or nicks or cuts. Only had to do a second pass on certain spots with a little touching up to do. I don't know how they work in less aggressive razors but they work great in my Futur. Like to see if all 5 are consistent before ordering them in bulk. So far I've gotten 4 good shaves on the first blade. Blades work differently for everyone so give them a try.
I've tried about a dozen different razors in sample packs. This is the worst one I've ever tried
Blades for me just arnt that great. I’m relatively new to DE shaving but these blades In My Rockwell 6c and my Gillette red tip were down right painful shaved lots of tugging pulling and skin irritation. I normally do 2 or 3 passes for a complete and smooth shave thicker hair and beard growth. Personally I think I’ll continue searching blades but so far big fan of feather and astra blades.
Feather doesn't need another 5 star rating from me, but 7AM certainly do too. I can attest to other shavers here about mileage varying, and success with a Merkur head &or handle. These are my regular, daily go-tos, which I intersperse with slightly more aggressive Feather for the convenience - for both my face and budget. Feathers' plastic case holds 7AM just as well!