what Howard says about the manufacture of the Swedish Gillettes is right. You can tell they're Swedish by the "Blue" packaging; those made in the US are "Red"
You'll soon become familiar with the terms YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) and TEHO (To Each His Own).
I've been using some Swedish Gillettes in a Merkur HD these last 2 weeks and have not been impressed; I much prefer Feather Hi-Stainless blades. Others however swear by the Gillettes.
The consensus is however that different blades work better in different razors. It's entirely possible the Swedish Gillettes will do me just fine in another razor, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
Mess around with different combos. TEHO!
"...and today I said, "[I][B]let there be lather[/B][/I]", created lather, and there was lather; I saw the lather, and it was good" :a2: