I have a few of these blades in a blade sample kit a member sent me. The first shave was impressive, close and comfortable. Nothing better than Astra or Med Lab blades I tried. However it seemed that the 2nd shave with the Voskhod was terrible. Tugging, pulling, end result not very good. Possible bad blade? All things were equal between 1st shave and 2nd shave. Same prep, lather, soap, razor etc.