11-16-2014, 06:50 AM
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  • Karlo
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The vendor I got a Gillette New from threw in a tuck of Voskhods and told me this was his favored blade for the New LC. I tried it in that razor and found it a bit tuggy. Not like a dud or spent blade but certainly not butter smooth either.

For the second shave, I moved the blade to a Slim. Same deal. In both cases, shaves were good. No irritation or redness.

Third shave, I moved it back to the New. Smoothed out finally. I'm told most guys get four shaves from this so I binned it after three uses.

Anyone notice the same thing in their Voskhods?

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 11-16-2014, 05:42 PM
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Voskhod is one of my preferred blades. I only use one DE now - a Weber PH bulldog handle. I have not had your experience with tugging on the first shave. My first shave with a Voskhod, or any other blade, is always my best. I have a very tough beard and only use blades once or twice.

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 11-17-2014, 12:20 PM
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For me, not exactly tuggy, but not as sharp as Rapira Swedish Super Steel, which I prefer.

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 11-17-2014, 02:22 PM
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(11-16-2014, 05:42 PM)TheLegalRazor Wrote: Voskhod is one of my preferred blades. I only use one DE now - a Weber PH bulldog handle. I have not had your experience with tugging on the first shave. My first shave with a Voskhod, or any other blade, is always my best. I have a very tough beard and only use blades once or twice.

To be honest, it depends on the razor. In a razor like the Weber PH, it's very smooth and sharp. In another razor that I've tried like the ATT R2, it seems to be an average blade.

The Voskhods to me shine in mildly aggressive razors. In aggressive razors, it's just an okay blade.

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 11-17-2014, 03:55 PM
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Honestly I've never tried Voskhod but Feather is the only blade Ive found that doesn't tough my beard. I don't know what I'll do if they're ever discontinued. Huh

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 11-17-2014, 04:21 PM
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(11-17-2014, 12:20 PM)cournot Wrote: For me, not exactly tuggy, but not as sharp as Rapira Swedish Super Steel, which I prefer.

Totally agree, but I find polsilvers sharper than both, giving me an extra shave or two

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 11-17-2014, 04:24 PM
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I tested the voshkods and didn't like them. I can't remember why, but I remember wondering at the time what all the hype was about.

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 11-17-2014, 04:55 PM
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  • LORDBISHOP
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I would describe my experience very similar to the OP's...Not a bad blade, but just a little more tug than my go to Personna Hospital use, Super Iridium (either kind), feather or kais. I have a thick beard roughly 8/10 on the thick scale...reasonably sensitive skin, and would say Voskhods are similar to Lord Platinum class, basically all the Rapira line(except the Swedish S.Steel), Gillette Super thins, and Super Max titanium/platinum.

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 11-17-2014, 04:59 PM
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Some members really like these blades, but I also found them to be "tuggy". I tested them in 4 razors with these results: R41 - terrible, RROC - tuggy, RR SLAB - tuggy, Stealth - slightly less tuggy than SLAB, but still no bueno. A lot of people like them, but the four razors I was using back in May weren't impressed. I just chalk it up to the YMMV phenomenon.

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 11-17-2014, 05:31 PM
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They seem to be the best blade for me with my FaTip.
They're not the sharpest blade, so "tuggy" makes sense for coarse beards or maybe beards that are less prepped (i.e., not just out of the shower, perhaps).

I find it a very smooth blade for daily shaves, aggressive razor or no. I wouldn't like it so much for 2 or 3 day beards, probably. (I've been living with SuperIridiums of one stripe or other and 7O'Clock Blacks (India), which I like better, but I'll use Voskhods happily).
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 11-17-2014, 08:58 PM
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Not at all tuggy but not as sharp as others. Try sputnik. better than voskhods.

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 11-19-2014, 04:51 AM
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  • dajmacd
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I got a tuck of these with a brush I bought on B/S/T and found the two shaves I've done in my Fatboy to be very smooth and close.

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 11-19-2014, 07:19 AM
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Of course some will find them tuggy, and some will find them to be the ultimate blade... why and how is still a bit of a mystery to me, but...
YMMV.
I like 'em.

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 11-21-2014, 01:20 AM
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  • Karlo
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I used another blade from the tuck for three shaves and the behavior is consistent. Tuggy for the first two, smooth by the third. All in all, not bad but not one I'd hoard.

Mileage does vary. Thanks TSN.

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 11-25-2014, 11:10 AM
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I found nothing special about Voskhods. Not bad (like Derby or Dorco) but not very sharp, not too smooth and good for no more than 3 shaves at most for me.
I prefer Astras and Wilkinsons by far.

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 11-29-2014, 11:01 AM
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I found the Voskhods too sharp and rough on my face. Much prefer Polsilvers

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 11-29-2014, 04:37 PM
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The Voskhod is more smooth than sharp. So, if you need an extra sharp blade to cut your beard, I guess this one might seem tuggy. I prefer sharp over smooth, but still appreciate Voskhod's remarkable smoothness.

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 11-29-2014, 05:21 PM
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I have been using Voskhod blades exclusively for the past few months. They work great for me in my vintage Gillette razors, both adjustable and non-adjustable. The only blades in my inventory are the Voskhods and a few Baili and Ladas (which work equally good). Having one blade, especially one that works, makes shaving much simpler. I ordered a 100 pack from Shaveabuck and am set for a long, long time.

Ed

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 11-29-2014, 06:59 PM
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  • greyhawk
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I have had success with these blades. No tugs and a very smooth shave.

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 11-30-2014, 12:18 AM
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  • Dino
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Ive tried them and just not for me, Rapira or Astra, so much smoother.

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