ASTRA – Superior Platinum double edge blades

ASTRA - Superior Platinum Box

Introduction :

Widely known double edge blades made by Gillette. Astra superior platinum is a relatively sharp blade but not aggressive.
It is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Each blade is different from the another and this impacts the overall sharpness level.

Manufacturer : Gillette

Country: Russia

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Packaging:

Cart box including 5 blades. Each blade has it’s own singular paper card confection. See the photos below.

Photos :

ASTRA - Superior Platinum Box
ASTRA - Superior Platinum card

 

ASTRA - Superior Platinum
ASTRA - Superior Platinum

Specifications :

  • Coating: Platinum
  • Angle: 16,3° – 16,8°
  • Bevel: Single
  • Weight: 0.52gr

Microscope:

  • Edge aspect:
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  • Corner aspect: 

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  • Angle aspect:
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  • Imperfections:
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Sharpness:
We have tested with our custom sharpness test tool 12 new razor blades.
Each blade was tested twice (24 cuts).
Mean(average)=5104 dg
Standard deviation=288
Notice the relative high standard deviation due to the heavy variation of each individual test.
Download ASTRA-Superior-Platinum sharpness test

SMOOTHNESS: 7/10

DURATION: 4-5 times

QUALITY: 9/10

VALUE FOR MONEY: 9/10

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Conclusions :
Overall, a very good quality blade but with important variations.

VOTE: 7/10

Razor rating 7/10

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