Astra Superior - one edge sharp, the other not so much???
I came across a few Astra Superior blades I had acquired through a sample pack the other day and thought I would give them another go, but this time in my Slant Bar. I went through my usual pre-shave routine, lathered up and took the first stroke. It was magical. Sliced through my hair like it was butter. It was much better than anything I experienced with Astra Superiors and my HD.
I rinsed and turned the razor to use the other edge and YIKES! There was tugging and dragging and general unpleasantness.
So I tried the first side again and it was still excellent. I ended up finishing with just that first edge and got a superb BBS shave with no irritation (beyond my one bad-edged stroke). The next day I shaved with the same blade, tested both edges of the blade again, and got the same results. One edge was sharp as anything I've ever tried and the other was pretty crappy.
So, obviously some sort of quality control issue is key here, but I'm curious if this has happened to anyone else with Astra's or any brand?
I'm also curious what other people think of Astra Superiors in general. Are they usually pretty sharp and smooth? Or is that sharp edge an anomaly?