When the Red-Pack faux-IP's were first offered, there were a number of folks that were pretty harsh on them --unfairly, I thought. I was one of the few guys that considered them to be a decent blade.
I use Derbys, Feathers, Gillette Platinums, and Red-packs. All of these afford very close BBS shaves, but I tend to be attentive to what I have used whenever I have a truly exceptional shave. In the interveniing months, every time I got a truly super-duper comfortable shave --it was a Red-Pack faux-IP blade I got it with. It's not quite as sharp as the others. But it's sharp enough to readily give a BBS, and it is by far the smoothest, most comfortable blade I use.
I've since reordered them. (don't want to run out, you know...) I use them for three shaves and swap them out.
-- John Gehman
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