One of the smoothest blades I have found.  Very sharp with no tugging.  Made in Mother Russia.

It’s a good idea to test out a few different blades when you get started, but I strongly recommend including Gillette Platinum in the mix.  They are very sharp and very smooth.  I use other blades too, but the Platinum’s are always my favorite go-to for a good shave.

As far as I know, Gillette doesn’t actually market these in the US.  But you can easily find them on Amazon or ebay.  Often they’ll have international markings (my current card is in Arabic) but they will have “Made in Russia” stamped on the side.

They usually come 5-blades to a pack (each blade wrapped in wax paper) and 20 packs to a card.  I paid $20 for my last card ($0.20 per blade), which put these in the middle of the pack in terms of price.