06-19-2015, 06:04 AM
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Can anyone give me their opinions on:

Yellows?
Blacks?
Greens?

I've used the blacks before and got well over 14 quality shaves from one blade. Which was surprising. Thanks for the input.

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 06-19-2015, 06:06 AM
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I've been enjoying the 7 o'clock blacks recently; sharp, smooth, with decent longevity.
Interestingly I did not care for the yellow, green, etc.

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 06-19-2015, 06:11 AM
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(06-19-2015, 06:06 AM)Agravic Wrote: I've been enjoying the 7 o'clock blacks recently; sharp, smooth, with decent longevity.
Interestingly I did not care for the yellow, green, etc.

The blacks were phenomenal when I tried them. Unfortunately I only had 5 of them.

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 06-19-2015, 07:14 AM
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I have used all three and i prefer the yellow 7 O'clock's, in my opinion the yellow and the green seem very similar but i have had some harsher shaves with the green so i will edge it to the yellows. I would also give the edge in sharpness to the yellow (ever so slightly) and i would rate the black's somewhere in between the both of them. The yellow 7 O'clock is probably my second favourite DE blade after the Polsilver super iridium's.

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 06-19-2015, 07:22 AM
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Have not used the greens but out of the Yellows and Blacks I prefer the Blacks hands down.  I get better longevity and the sharp to smooth ratio is perfect for my face.  These and Polsilver SIs are my favorite DE blades actually.

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 06-19-2015, 07:30 AM
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Sounds like I'm going to have to try out greens and yellows.

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 06-19-2015, 09:19 AM
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I prefer the blacks, personally. I got a hold of some blues once, which were outstanding. But alas, they are hard to get.

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 06-19-2015, 09:37 AM
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How's soap biz going? I'm in Parma right now.

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 06-19-2015, 09:41 AM
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blacks are IMHO in the same league as feathers as far as sharpness goes. As far as smoothness goes they are typical Russian blades smooth as can be. Think polsilvers but sharper. Blacks are some of the best blades I've used, better than polsilvers even. Don't forget the Silver blues as well, they feel similar to the blacks, maybe a little bit less sharp (not dull by any means just splitting hairs). I can use a GSB or black any day and to be honest its hard to tell the difference. Permasharps supers should also be mentioned as they are made in the same plant. They are great blades that are cheap! I got 84 blacks and 100 permasharps for $31.00 IIRC.

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 06-19-2015, 10:13 AM
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I use the Russian made Blues.  They are a bit pricy, but they worth every penny.

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 06-19-2015, 10:24 AM
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(06-19-2015, 10:13 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I use the Russian made Blues.  They are a bit pricy, but they worth every penny.

Your voskhods,permasharps are a good buy. The member DCC on here has great prices on polsilvers blades(cheapest I've seen) GSBs were 22 and change for 100 perma sharps were 15 per 100 7oclock blacks were 16 per 84 the other 7oclocks are a little bit less expensive. In the world of blades say feathers run what cheapest 24 25 per 100 but go up to 30 for 100 so IMO for the quality of blade they are a pretty good deal. The fact that they last a little bit longer than most blades make them actually cheaper than a lot of blades in the long run. Example its common to hear 5-6+ shaves on a polsilver,so 50 would last some a year + depending on how often you shave.

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 06-19-2015, 10:28 AM
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(06-19-2015, 10:24 AM)Otis375 Wrote:
(06-19-2015, 10:13 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I use the Russian made Blues.  They are a bit pricy, but they worth every penny.

Your voskhods,permasharps are a good buy. The member DCC on here has great prices on polsilvers blades(cheapest I've seen) GSBs were 22 and change for 100 perma sharps were 15 per 100 7oclock blacks were 16 per 84 the other 7oclocks are a little bit less expensive. In the world of blades say feathers run what cheapest 24 25 per 100 but go up to 30 for 100 so IMO for the quality of blade they are a pretty good deal. The fact that they last a little bit longer than most blades make them actually cheaper than a lot of blades in the long run. Example its common to hear 5-6+ shaves on a polsilver,so 50 would last some a year + depending on how often you shave.

I just got some Vosks and you are spot on.  They are very comfortable.  Polsilvers are also nice and I use them from to time.

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 06-19-2015, 10:38 AM
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(06-19-2015, 10:28 AM)hrfdez Wrote:
(06-19-2015, 10:24 AM)Otis375 Wrote:
(06-19-2015, 10:13 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I use the Russian made Blues.  They are a bit pricy, but they worth every penny.

Your voskhods,permasharps are a good buy. The member DCC on here has great prices on polsilvers blades(cheapest I've seen) GSBs were 22 and change for 100 perma sharps were 15 per 100 7oclock blacks were 16 per 84 the other 7oclocks are a little bit less expensive. In the world of blades say feathers run what cheapest 24 25 per 100 but go up to 30 for 100 so IMO for the quality of blade they are a pretty good deal. The fact that they last a little bit longer than most blades make them actually cheaper than a lot of blades in the long run. Example its common to hear 5-6+ shaves on a polsilver,so 50 would last some a year + depending on how often you shave.

I just got some Vosks and you are spot on.  They are very comfortable.  Polsilvers are also nice and I use them from to time.
Voskhods don't agree with me,but they are very popular and dirt cheap.

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 06-19-2015, 11:33 AM
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(06-19-2015, 10:24 AM)Otis375 Wrote:
(06-19-2015, 10:13 AM)hrfdez Wrote: I use the Russian made Blues.  They are a bit pricy, but they worth every penny.

Your voskhods,permasharps are a good buy. The member DCC on here has great prices on polsilvers blades(cheapest I've seen) GSBs were 22 and change for 100 perma sharps were 15 per 100 7oclock blacks were 16 per 84 the other 7oclocks are a little bit less expensive. In the world of blades say feathers run what cheapest 24 25 per 100 but go up to 30 for 100 so IMO for the quality of blade they are a pretty good deal. The fact that they last a little bit longer than most blades make them actually cheaper than a lot of blades in the long run. Example its common to hear 5-6+ shaves on a polsilver,so 50 would last some a year + depending on how often you shave.
Ooo how do I find him on here?

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 06-19-2015, 11:34 AM
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Polsilver SI source you speak of?

He is dcc here on TSN and is a supporting vendor:

Website : here

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 06-19-2015, 11:40 AM
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Thanks

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 06-19-2015, 11:48 AM
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I've used the yellows and liked them very much.

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 06-19-2015, 11:52 AM
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(06-19-2015, 11:48 AM)gordon55 Wrote: I've used the yellows and liked them very much.

I've heard the yellows feel a lot like feathers do you agree with this?

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 06-19-2015, 12:10 PM
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(06-19-2015, 11:52 AM)Otis375 Wrote: I've heard the yellows feel a lot like feathers do you agree with this?

They feel just as sharp to me, but a lot smoother than the Feathers in my opinion. As always YMMV

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 06-19-2015, 03:32 PM
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I am using only greens Super Stainless and for me they are spot on.
I am also interested in blacks.

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