Very nice blade, best all round blade money will buy and thankfully very cheap. They are kind of sharp so good technique is a must but they won't make a slasher film out of your face like the really sharp, expensive blades (not mentioning any names). You do have to concentrate a bit more and use product though. You can put 20% of the effort in and get 80% of the shave with the Stainless and cut yourself less though. The low price and value is further compounded by the fact that these blades can give more shaves than any blade I have ever tried. Once I got 3-4 but honestly they are so cheap and the best are the first two. It's fun because the second shave is less abrasive and you have to change your technique slightly. Since I don't like to try that hard maybe I prefer the second, less harsh shave. The third isn't bad but you can tell there is a slight performance loss but they are still good, rare because most blades are no good after the first, maybe 2nd shave tops. I can get a "decent" 4th if I try.
If you are a perfectionist but the uber sharp blades seem to do too much damage to your skin then these Astras are wonderful. On a good day with a well done shave, say after getting out of a warm, heated pool, or during a hot shower, I can still be smooth as a baby's butt 24h after shaving with these. But you have to more careful. These are more for the perfectionist that is willing to take the time but doesn't want to stomach the money for the top end blades or finds they are too abrasive.