05-28-2014, 01:52 PM
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I think after searching for that perfect blade for the last year, I have decided to stick with the PolSilver & Astra SP blades. Both seem to be really sharp and smooth to my face and also give a nice shave with no irritation. When I first started wet shaving I thought like many others that I had to have the sharpest blade to get a good smooth shave, but always seemed to have some sort of irritation afterwards. I usually don't shave everyday, but about every 3rd day. With either of these two blades I can shave everyday without worrying about causing irritation to my skin. So in my opinion if you have not tried either of these blades you should give them a try especially if you have sensitive skin as I do.

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 05-28-2014, 02:21 PM
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Congratulations and enjoy your blades. Smile

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 05-28-2014, 02:29 PM
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I was just thinking last night how those two feel identical to me. Anyone out there thinking about trying these, try the Astra SPs first since they're half the price.

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 05-28-2014, 02:32 PM
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(05-28-2014, 02:29 PM)Shakamoto Wrote: I was just thinking last night how those two feel identical to me. Anyone out there thinking about trying these, try the Astra SPs first since they're half the price.

I agree......I bought the PolSilver's first, but then was gifted a few Astra SP and really liked them and the price is just a + in my book!

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 05-28-2014, 04:50 PM
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Not a bad choice. Think you will find that those 2 work well in most razor. Enjoy.

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 05-28-2014, 05:06 PM
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It's good that you found blades that work well for you. Astras just weren't very good for me in my razors. Although I haven't tried PolSilvers, Iridium Supers were quite good. However, they just couldn't match the vintage Wilkinson Light Brigades, which are my final blade choice, despite their high cost.

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 05-28-2014, 05:12 PM
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  • Shaun
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I find Brown Wizamet Polsilvers the best.

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 05-29-2014, 01:27 PM
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Love the PolSilver SI.

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 05-29-2014, 02:30 PM
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+1 on the Astra.

I have yet to pull the trigger on buying Astra in bulk, ( I always get sampled to me), but I have yet (knock on wood) to get a bad or painful experience with them.

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 05-29-2014, 04:08 PM
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I love the polsilver blades so much that the last time I bought 500 of them! I also bought 500 Gillette platinum at the same time... I'm quite shavepocalypse ready. Smile

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 05-29-2014, 05:37 PM
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John PIF'ed me a few of the vintage Wilkinson Light Brigades that immediately went to my top group. I have a few that give me an equally smooth and close shave, most, not all, are vintage. If you add longevity, Personna 74's are my clear winner since I was lucky to get mine before the price spiked so much.

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 06-01-2014, 10:00 PM
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Congrats on finding your blade nirvana. I think I'm almost at the end of my searching and Astra and Polsilver SI are on the list. I used one today as a matter of fact. They were one of the first blades I bought in bulk and were pretty cheap. For some silly reason I keep on thinking they could not be the blade for me but then I use one and they just do a great job smoothly and comfortably.

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 06-01-2014, 11:06 PM
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Astra and Polsilver blades are in my top-3 choice. Especially love the Astra's when price is considered.
If you can, get the opportunity try Personna Med Prep's as well. I'm confident that you will enjoy those as well.

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 06-02-2014, 06:35 AM
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Good choice...

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 06-02-2014, 06:45 AM
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Glad you found your "go to" blade. Makes shaving that much more rewarding. Myself, I tried the Astra, (never tried the Polsilver); didn't work out for me. My nirvana blade is still the Feather. Have a great shave. Biggrin

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 06-03-2014, 09:51 AM
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(05-29-2014, 01:27 PM)bilkay Wrote: Love the PolSilver SI.

+1. these are the only blades I use

(05-28-2014, 05:12 PM)Shaun Wrote: I find Brown Wizamet Polsilvers the best.

1) Do you like these better than the Polsilvers in the blue boxes?
2) Where do you find them?

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 06-04-2014, 06:19 AM
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It seems I am perpetually on the hunt for my perfect blade. Best I can tell it is a moving target. Currently I am really enjoying med preps , but I just received some polsilver super iridiums that are giving them a run for their money.

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 06-04-2014, 07:02 AM
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I prefer the Polsiver SI, which is one of my favorites, but Astra SP is also a very nice blade.

If I had to stick to 3 blades, I'd go for Polsilver Iridium, Gillette Stainless & ASCO.

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 06-04-2014, 12:43 PM
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I'm glad you found your blades Wallace. Over the years I've tried about 35 blades before finalizing the ones I prefer. Your two choices highlight something I found about blades - that for me there is no correlation between price and quality. Whether a blade works for me is unrelated to cost. An expensive blade may or not work for me, and an inexpensive one may or may not work for me.

Your preferred blades are at opposite ends of the price spectrum and are made at the same factory. It raises interesting issues about the perpetual debate on what exactly are the differences among the numerous blades coming out of that Russian factory. Can a Polsilver really cost three times more to make than an Astra?

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 06-06-2014, 02:14 PM
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Astra SP are my go to blade. I have others that I use from time to time. I like the Feather Hi Stainless(3 more of them left, sadly) in my Lady Gillette, as that razor is extremely mild and they really push the shave from that razor up a couple of notches. But the Astra SPs work well in it as well. I also have a couple tucks of Derbys, Dorco ST300 and ST301s. But I've settled on the Astras as my main blade, and think it's a great choice for me.

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