The Kroman blades pictured above were a dismal failure for Gillette. They were rushed into production during the "blade war" with Henry Gaisman's Auto-Strop company and were not quite ready for prime time. Gillette charged 50% more for the blades, which were made from a chromium-manganese steel alloy. They did not perform as well as the old "green package" blades, but were the only blades that fit the NEW razors.
After the Gaisman takeover of Gillette, they introduced the Blue blade which used the Probak manufacturing techniques and withdrew Kroman from the marketplace. Interesting that Gaisman continued used King C. Gillette's picture on the new Blue Blade package as it had been used on both the Kroman and the old green blades, and Mr. Gillette was no longer around . . .
Brad - OGA
You must be willing to do the things today others won't do . . .
In order to have the things tomorrow others won't have. - Les Brown