I finally got a pack of the current GBE's Jim. They are virtually indistinguishable from each other on the first shave but I think the current production are just a hair sharper while the NOS are a touch smoother.
Originally Posted by jwilock
The NOS blades tend to hold sharpness and then fall away rapidly as you well know. The current blades have a gentle, continuous degradation from first shave, so on the 4th shave you know to get rid of them. The NOS tricks you by getting through the 4th shave and then during the 5th shave it all goes pear-shaped and I usually swap blades mid-shave.
I have enough NOS blades, so Belgium - your stocks of current production blades are safe. At 15c/blade retail price they are great value as the NOS blades are in demand. If one of the European/UK stockists could get these in at even 30c/blade then they would FLY off the shelves.
-Joel; Currently Fatboy, Spoilers/Schick plus Platinum, Semogue 730HD, Proraso Red.