A Proctor & Gamble product with addresses listed in the UK, Switzerland and Russia.
The blades I received for testing presented with a bright cardboard backing proudly announcing the product.
Printed on the back are the company addresses and the St. Petersburg factory is listed as place of manufacture.
Repeated on the side of the box.
And the back.
The blades present in a cardboard box of ten with no means of disposing the used blades.
The blades are double wrapped and solidly glued, I recommend they be loaded glue side up or they can stick in the razor. And I do mean stick.
The edge offers no surprises as the blades shaved like one of the 7 o'clock series and the blades share the same sharpening pattern as that range.
A long single grind from the table and fairly long hone to the edge. This is a proven way to sharpen a blade as the other Russian blades sharpened this way work very well.
These blades were tested for ten shaves using five different razors, Gillettes Knack and Super Adjustable, Schick Krona, Jagger Chatsworth and Futur. The blades held up well in all razors but worked best in the adjustables. I try to keep an open minded approach but beginning with the first shave I immediately thought Green 7 o'clock and kept that thought all through the testing period.
These blades are solidly in the Russian 7 o'clock camp and I may as well call them 7 o'clock Greens in other packaging. I can't say all the assembly line does is change boxes, have no evidence that happens, but if it does I don't mind because it's the shave that counts and these blades deliver.