Astra Superior Platiunm vs. Astra Superior Stainless

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Tucker
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Astra Superior Platiunm vs. Astra Superior Stainless

Post by Tucker » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:40 am

Astra SP's (Green/ White) are some of the most well regarded blades on the shaving forums. They are hugely popular, but they have never seemed to work for me. I've tried them in a variety of different razors, and they seem smooth, but very dull to me. However, I tried the Asta SS (Blue/ White) in a Merkur Model 45 Bakelite today, and got a glorious shave on par with my favorite Polsilver SI's in this razor. Both Astra varieties are a good value, and certainly worth trying.

CMur12
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Re: Astra Superior Platiunm vs. Astra Superior Stainless

Post by CMur12 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:14 pm

Thanks for passing that along to the rest of us, Tucker. It's worth keeping in mind.

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Re: Astra Superior Platiunm vs. Astra Superior Stainless

Post by pausted » Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:19 pm

Tucker, I agree with you. I have used both Astra versions and much prefer the SS. They are sharper! I have accumulated several hundred of them.
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