I purchased two sets of these razors almost four years ago for my husband, and he still has three blades left. He hates shaving, so he only does it twice a week, unless he has to go away, then will do it more. His beard is thick and more coarse, and he has tried different brands of razors and they do not last. He also tried three different electric razors and they did not even cut his thick stubble, so yes, I recommend these razors. I just wish you could buy refills only.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend