07-24-2013, 05:28 AM
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Hi lads, Geordie Sam here,I have finally decided on the Muhle R89 Grande,now, here's the next question (and I realise YMMV) what would you say is the most suitable blade for a medium course type beard.
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Sam.

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 07-24-2013, 06:16 AM
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  • Johnny
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Polsilver Super Iridium.

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 07-24-2013, 06:20 AM
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  • Agravic
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Although there are many good blades out there, I have to agree with Johnny : Polsilver SI offer a nice balance of sharpness and smoothness as well as longevity for a DE blade. Also they are readily available these days, unlike some of the other celebrated DE blades.

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 07-24-2013, 06:25 AM
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I actually prefer the Personna Med Prep Blades but figured the Polsilver would be easier to obtain in the UK.

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 07-24-2013, 07:24 AM
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I believe that Johnny has it right.

But, I would think that you should be able to get the Personna Blades over in Britain.

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 07-24-2013, 07:31 AM
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Agree on the Polsilver, I would also add the Gillette Silver Blue as one to try.

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 07-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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PolSilver blades are nice, but a bit pricey. Lord Platinum and SuperMax Titanium are a bit less expensive, but provide the same great quality shaves as the PolSilvers.

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 07-24-2013, 11:48 PM
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My top picks:
Feathers are wicked sharp, but some feel they loose their edge quickly. Not a blade for the timid IMO, and not suited for all my razors.
Astra Superior Platinum and Wilikins Sword strikes a decent balance between sharpness and longevity. Both smooth shavers in virtually all my razors.

Other decent choices I enjoy:
Shark Super Chrome, Lord Platinum, Treet Platinum Super Stainless, Flying Eagle*, and Laser Super Stainless.

*) Best I can tell a Chinese blade, and surprisingly nice.

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 07-25-2013, 01:59 AM
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I've went with Wilkinson sword,I can get 100 for 11 quid which is about 15 bucks,Polsilvers are a bit more expensive and not so easily available here.
Thanks to everyone.
Sam.

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 07-25-2013, 02:42 AM
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Nice Razor!

I would start off with some Polsilver/Iridium blades that Johnny mentioned and I would add a pack of Feathers to that for comparison.

A 10 pack of each should tell you everything you want to know. Anything you try after that should you still be curious will have to beat the best two blades on the market. According to your preference of course.

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 07-25-2013, 02:50 AM
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Also; once you gotten your technique down somewhat, consider getting one or more sample-pack of various blades to try out. It's actually good fun comparing and contrasting different blades Cool

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 07-25-2013, 04:21 AM
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Thanks again to everyone.
Sam.

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 07-28-2013, 05:13 AM
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(07-24-2013, 03:17 PM)Jabberwock Wrote: PolSilver blades are nice, but a bit pricey. Lord Platinum and SuperMax Titanium are a bit less expensive, but provide the same great quality shaves as the PolSilvers.

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Yes on the Lord Platinum.

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 07-29-2013, 04:22 AM
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Persona Med Preps and Polsilver SI blades are both easily obtainable in the UK.

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