04-13-2015, 06:06 PM
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  • Deuce
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  • Cave Creek
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When I got started with DE shaving my first blades were Feathers -recommended by my local store, Merz. Well it took a bit before I got the hang of letting the razor work, not pressing, etc. so I then began to try different blades, including NOS vintage blades. Gillette Spoilers are pretty darn good in my book, as an example.

Well last week I broke out some NOS Gillette Super Stainless Super Inoxydable. I recommend that we rename them Super Crappy. Never have I shaved with a blade that I can only use for 1 shave. These felt very dull. No matter how I prepped nor lathered these blades are without a doubt dreadful.

Bottom line: Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Use These Blades for Fear of Medievil Bloodletting 

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 04-14-2015, 03:02 AM
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I had some NOS Triton R3 blades I am sending now back. Dull!
It may be the age and the tooth of time on the edge

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 04-14-2015, 03:52 AM
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  • Balj86
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  • Maryland USA
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For me Derby's are the worst. Just with the first stroke it drags and feels like i'm losing skin instead of stubble lol. 

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 04-14-2015, 05:34 AM
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  • Shaun
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  • St Peters, NSW, Australia
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Dorco. Period. Twice.

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 04-14-2015, 08:50 AM
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  • Mouser
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  • Forest City, Florida U.S.A.
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Feathers by far for me which is a great example of YMMV. Everyone else seems to love them. I get one uncomfortable shave and that's it. I keep retrying them as I've improved my technique, and I'm no novice anymore, but to no avail.

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 04-14-2015, 08:53 AM
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Carbon steel blades...

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 04-14-2015, 11:59 AM
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Merkur was horrible for me

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 04-14-2015, 12:28 PM
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Dorco 300 -- the 301s are a smidge better.
Euro

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 04-14-2015, 02:36 PM
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  • Balj86
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(04-14-2015, 05:34 AM)Shaun Wrote: Dorco. Period. Twice.

(04-14-2015, 08:50 AM)Mouser Wrote: Feathers by far for me which is a great example of YMMV. Everyone else seems to love them. I get one uncomfortable shave and that's it. I keep retrying them as I've improved my technique, and I'm no novice anymore, but to no avail.

(04-14-2015, 08:53 AM)fram773 Wrote: Carbon steel blades...

(04-14-2015, 11:59 AM)AFG008 Wrote: Merkur was horrible for me

+1

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 04-14-2015, 05:38 PM
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  • Deuce
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Wow-everyone has one bad brand. I've always stayed away from Dorco. The Feathers were not good for my early technique, but they can be "too" sharp, like Permanent Sharp and Super Iridium for me. Those are good, just not optimal for my type of beard

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 04-15-2015, 01:35 PM
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I've started trying different blades from my stash and found every one enjoyable in my R41. I thought Shark Chromes were like using shark teeth but it worked great in the R41. Yesterday I put in a Treet Carbon Steel in and it was the worst. I think those orange handled scissors are sharper. Had to bin it half way into my second pass.

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 04-15-2015, 02:24 PM
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  • duanek
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Worst I've used have been Flying Eagle Carbons.
I couldn't finish a single cheek, let alone a single shave!
They just wouldn't cut, they were sharp enough to dig into the hairs, but not enough to cut right through, instead I was pulling them out by the roots.

I don't recommend trying them.

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 04-15-2015, 03:25 PM
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  • Deuce
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Now that sounds bad-no Flying Eagles. let alone Flying Monkeys for me!

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 04-16-2015, 02:15 PM
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In terms of absolute worst, mine were the Sharp blades from Pakistan (misleadingly referred to as Swiss).  But in terms of worst bang for the buck, number one is Merkur:  Mediocre blades that are average at best, but vastly overpriced.

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 04-16-2015, 05:28 PM
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  • Deuce
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Oh yeah! Forgot about the Merkur's. They are some stinkers

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 04-20-2015, 01:39 PM
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  • e-dub
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yellow gillettes aka the little yellow butchers. that isn't what i normally refer to them as, however...

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 04-21-2015, 12:55 AM
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Lorde, Big Ben and Wilkinson Sword would be my bottom 3 of the 20 or so blades I've tried.

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 04-21-2015, 03:32 AM
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The worst blade i've tried has been "Zaza"...

Horrible in every way...

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 04-22-2015, 05:39 PM
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  • Deuce
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  • Cave Creek
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Horrible name-Who would name a razor blade "ZAZA?" Must be lost in translation

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 04-23-2015, 05:15 AM
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  • refles
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  • New York
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For my personal worse experience is with Derby, it was like tearing away the hair. I had to change out the blade to another Derby mid shave believing maybe it was just 1 blade and same result.

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