04-16-2012, 06:35 PM
#1
User Info
I just started using a new blade today, and I was curious if any of you have been using it also?

It's the Perma-Sharp Super Stainless blade made in Russia, and sold in Turkey. It comes in a 5 blade cardboard tuck, and is double wrapped in paper wrappers. Here's a photo I took of one of mine:

[Image: permasharpsuper.jpg]

I'm only one shave in on it at this point so I'll just say I'm impressed so far. I'll get into more detail after I get a few more uses out of it.

0 252
Reply
 04-16-2012, 06:42 PM
#2
  • daccpa
  • Weber fanboy
  • Middle Tennessee
User Info
I also ordered a few hundred of these and the Supermax Super Platinums. Both are great blades in my book. The permasharps may be a tad sharper but I get great, comfortable BBS shaves from either blade in my Weber DLC Bulldog razor.

18 281
Reply
 04-16-2012, 07:01 PM
#3
User Info
(04-16-2012, 06:42 PM)daccpa Wrote: I also ordered a few hundred of these and the Supermax Super Platinums. Both are great blades in my book. The permasharps may be a tad sharper but I get great, comfortable BBS shaves from either blade in my Weber DLC Bulldog razor.

That sounds like a good endorsement. I've always enjoyed the Supermax Plats so if they hang well against them I imagine I'll be pleased.

0 252
Reply
 04-16-2012, 08:04 PM
#4
  • bjorney
  • Senior Member
  • Los Angeles
User Info
I'm a big fan of both blades as well. Another blade that gives great bang for your buck is the Rapira Super Stainless. It doesn't last as long as the Perma-Sharp, but it's 1/3 the price.

0 911
Reply
 04-16-2012, 08:38 PM
#5
  • CMur12
  • Semogueiro de Coração
  • Moses Lake, Washington State, USA
User Info
I, too, really like the Perma-Sharps.

- Murray

4 1,150
Reply
 04-16-2012, 09:20 PM
#6
User Info
Permasharp super is a favorite of mine, I get good shaves constantly with it.

4 365
Reply
 04-17-2012, 01:04 AM
#7
User Info
Those Perma-Sharps are among my favourite blades - for me, they are a very close match to the Iridiums.

2 5,532
Reply
 04-17-2012, 03:32 AM
#8
  • seixi
  • Junior Member
  • Spain
User Info
My favorite blades with Feathers.

0 42
Reply
 04-17-2012, 06:20 AM
#9
User Info
(04-16-2012, 08:04 PM)bjorney Wrote: I'm a big fan of both blades as well. Another blade that gives great bang for your buck is the Rapira Super Stainless. It doesn't last as long as the Perma-Sharp, but it's 1/3 the price.

I really liked the Rapira Super Stainless blades, but had issues with them developing rust spots fairly quickly. They were silky smooth on my face though so I keep a few tucks handy in the stash for occasional use.

0 252
Reply
 04-17-2012, 06:29 AM
#10
  • TexBilly
  • Moderator Emeritus
  • Austin, TX
User Info
(04-17-2012, 01:04 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Those Perma-Sharps are among my favourite blades - for me, they are a very close match to the Iridiums.

This was my goal - an Iridium substitute - when I purchased my lot of Perma Sharps but I didn't find them to be as smooth. Still, a nice blade that I might have to try again. Does anyone know where in Russia they're manufactured? If it's St. Petersburg, it would be intriguing.

35 2,703
Reply
 04-17-2012, 06:38 AM
#11
User Info
(04-17-2012, 06:29 AM)texbilly Wrote:
(04-17-2012, 01:04 AM)oversaturn Wrote: Those Perma-Sharps are among my favourite blades - for me, they are a very close match to the Iridiums.

This was my goal - an Iridium substitute - when I purchased my lot of Perma Sharps but I didn't find them to be as smooth. Still, a nice blade that I might have to try again. Does anyone know where in Russia they're manufactured? If it's St. Petersburg, it would be intriguing.

I'll check my tuck tonight to see if there is any information on where they are manufactured.

I found this info on another forum, so take it with a grain of salt:

" They are made by ZAO Petersburg Products in St. Petersburg, Russia; packed in a gold and red box; black and white paper outer wrapper; waxed paper inner wrapper. "

If the above is true that is the same plant that makes Astras, Gillette yellows, and some of the Gillette Plats I believe. I also believe the old Super Iridiums were made there as well.

0 252
Reply
 04-17-2012, 11:48 AM
#12
User Info
I really like these blades, they're one of my go-to brands. I was lucky to have a really good friend in Turkey who was able to get them for me. Smile

They seem to be very razor-specific - I like them in my ABC Gillettes, and a few other razors, but they don't seem to work as well in my NEW Deluxe (they seem harsher there).

I can't say I'm a fan of the despicable glue spots, but these seem to be present on almost all blades these days (with the notable exception of Personnas).

37 1,731
Reply
 04-17-2012, 12:58 PM
#13
User Info
(04-17-2012, 11:48 AM)yohannrjm Wrote: I really like these blades, they're one of my go-to brands. I was lucky to have a really good friend in Turkey who was able to get them for me. Smile

They seem to be very razor-specific - I like them in my ABC Gillettes, and a few other razors, but they don't seem to work as well in my NEW Deluxe (they seem harsher there).

I can't say I'm a fan of the despicable glue spots, but these seem to be present on almost all blades these days (with the notable exception of Personnas).

The Russian plant seems to like to really splash that glue on with vigor with most of their blades. Seems like a waste to me ... oh well.

0 252
Reply
 04-17-2012, 04:35 PM
#14
User Info
(04-17-2012, 12:58 PM)GeneAut Wrote: The Russian plant seems to like to really splash that glue on with vigor with most of their blades. Seems like a waste to me ... oh well.

Maybe they think the glue is a luxury item. Maybe they think more is better. Sometimes less really is more. Especially when it comes to glue spots! Biggrin

1 2,827
Reply
 04-18-2012, 06:06 AM
#15
User Info
I checked the cardboard tuck, and it did say they were manufactured in St. Petersburg.

0 252
Reply
 04-19-2012, 01:25 PM
#16
User Info
The Russian Permasharps are excellent blades although I do not think they are equal to the Iridium Supers.

eric.

6 138
Reply
 04-19-2012, 02:52 PM
#17
User Info
I've thought about getting these a few times along with the Astras...but then I don't really like changing my blades up and I've been totally satisfied with the 7 O'Clock Sharp Edge blades so I pretty much stick to those. I do have some Astras and Feathers to try though.

0 189
Reply
 04-19-2012, 03:27 PM
#18
User Info
I'm a fan of these blades. I'm not sure if they are worth $20/100 plus shipping from Turkey, but they pair well with my 30's Barbasol.

18 568
Reply
 04-21-2012, 05:22 PM
#19
  • Codfish
  • Product Tester
  • Connecticut Shoreline
User Info
I discovered Russian-made Perma-Sharps when I was hunting for a replacement for Iridiums. I found that, for me, they work the best, and last the longest, of any blades in the R41 2011.

0 254
Reply
 04-25-2012, 01:59 AM
#20
User Info
Good blades, IMHO.

Just bought the big pack at bestshave.net and am pretty happy with them.

Excellent value for money indeed.
I ordered quite some blades and some Arko and shipping was free :-)

0 641
Reply
Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)