Similar experience here. Got hold of some of the blue box variant from a Bulgarian eBay seller and they are definitely smootherWell for me this new blue and old blue are not the same. Old had extreme sharpness near to feather and was a piece that needed all the attention when shaving. New one is most comfortable and smooth blade that I ever used.
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You are the fourth person who has said this and I hope this holds true for me when mine arrive from Bulgaria which I am eagerly anticipating. I can hardly wait.Similar experience here. Got hold of some of the blue box variant from a Bulgarian eBay seller and they are definitely smoother
Another significant change is that the branding on the blade has gone minimalist. Just some basic laser etching on one side, along with what appears to be a serial number (to deter fakes I presume)
I just tried some newly acquired blue box Gillette Platinums this morning in a Slim. Early to tell, but I'm pretty impressed. Sharp enough and smooth, smoother than 7 O'Clock yellows I've been using recently. I think you can make a lot of razors work, but these might be my new go to blades.
I am on my third one of the Blue Box ones and I am starting to wonder if just maybe......perhaps Gillette has improved the coating a tad. I am not quite ready to say yea or nay.
Yeah, I’m not fully convinced yet, but this morning was another win for these blades. I tried one on its third use in my user grade Gillette HD500. This thing is a beast of a razor, very easy to make a mistake with and the Gillette Plats took the edge off just enough. Keep me posted on how you get on.