01-24-2016, 10:09 PM
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G'day all,

If you don't mind me asking about the Gillette blades what does the Gillette Silver Blue, 7 O'Clock Yellow & 7 O'Clock Green blade feels like with a EJ DE89 razors, cause I'm too cautious to try this most people choose these blades with their EJ DE89 currently I'm using a Derby Extra (5) so far.



Cheers Winky Thumbup

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 01-24-2016, 10:16 PM
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  • jamesrobson5
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I have never used a EJ DE89 Razor but I have used the Gillette Silver Blue in a few razors:

Wolfman DC AL
Wolfman OC Br
Weber SS
Ikon 101
Ikon OC
Ikon SB
Gillette Rocket

I find them very smooth and irritation free. I think that this is a superb blade and well worth your time to try these out.

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 01-24-2016, 10:18 PM
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  • Mr_Smartepants
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Like night & day!  Derby blades are not nearly as sharp and feel tuggy most of the time (oddly they feel smoother on the 2nd shave).
GSB are my favorite blades, the only ones I bought 1000 of.  Smooth, sharp and last a long time.

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 01-25-2016, 04:19 AM
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The Silver Blues are my go to blade. You should have no worries with them. Probably one of the most popular blades out there and the only one I use in my DE89.

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 01-25-2016, 05:43 AM
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The Silver Blues are going to give you a much more comfortable shave than those Derbys, would not hesitate to try them if I was you!

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 01-25-2016, 08:02 AM
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Each of the blades you mentioned are smooth and shave close in my Muhle R89 Twist - same razor head as yours.  My favorite is the silver blues.  When I first got the GSBs, they seemed quite sharp to me.

It seems that you are just getting started, so I would suggest ordering a sample of blades.  A lot of people like Astra Superior Platinums and Red Personnas (or Crystals) from Israel.

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 01-25-2016, 09:44 AM
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(01-25-2016, 05:43 AM)david1201 Wrote: The Silver Blues are going to give you a much more comfortable shave than those Derbys, would not hesitate to try them if I was you!

+1  as I just find Derby blades to be terribly rough. However, the Astra SPs might be a good option as they are a standard, good blade.

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 01-25-2016, 06:27 PM
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G'day all,


Thanks for the feedback guys I'm getting some DE blade sample on Gillette Silver Blue & 7 O'Clock Yellow and I'll give them a spin on my EJDE89.

Cheers [Image: happy108.gif] and Happy Australia Day.

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 01-25-2016, 06:38 PM
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I'd be scared of the Derby's..

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 01-25-2016, 06:56 PM
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I love the Silver Blues. Never used them in a DE89 but I've used them in half a dozen razors with excellent results. In fact, I will be using one tomorrow for my Wolfman OC's first ever shave.

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 01-25-2016, 07:53 PM
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I like Derbys alright.

Don't know how consistent they are from box to box. They sure drop off after the third or fourth shave though.

Enjoy the journey. Keep a couple of each blade you try if you got enough. Then try them again in six months or so. You might change your mind of what you like and don't like by then. The first few months for me was about breaking bad habits I picked up while using cartridges. Once you get on with technique and you're able to eliminate the variables, dialing in the little things will be easier.

Looking for the better "thing" can be a never ending journey. Not so much a bad thing though. Finding what you like and sticking to it would be cool. In this though few are ever satisfied.

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 01-25-2016, 09:12 PM
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The blues are great blades. IMO the yellows are overated and I've  tried the greens once. Blades are like riding a motorcycle if your afraid your gonna screw up aND eat the pavement. Trust your technique and just go with it . Same with shaving . No need to have any worries over a blade. It is pproven that a sharper tootool is safer than a dull tool by the way. 

If your getting by with derby and are getting good shaves why bother? Man if I could get good shaves from them at their price it would be all i used. Unfortunately my beard is thick and coarse and I've literally had a derby stop and dig in my neck when using a real mild razor . Matter of fact it was the de 89. FWIW the green is the mildest of the 3 to my face the blues are sharpest but some say the yellows are close to feathers. They weren't for me matter of fact the yellows are my least favorite of all gillette blades I've tried

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 01-26-2016, 02:48 AM
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All Gillette blades will beat the Derby blade in all areas.

YMMV

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 01-26-2016, 05:56 AM
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I also agree with the majority here...you should find that the GSB and the 7 o'clock blades outshine your current derby blade. However YMMV! I did want to mention if your are hesitant about trying different blades. Try to find a site that offers variety packs that may offer the blades you are interested in. It will be more cost effective until you find that go to blade.

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 01-26-2016, 03:54 PM
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The DE89 was my first razor.  I think you will enjoy those Gillette blades more than the Derbies.  I recall using a Derby that came with the razor then trying some better blades; it was a revelation.  The DE89 is a fairly mild razor so you should be fine with any sharp blade.

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 01-30-2016, 06:57 PM
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I currently use Super Iridiums in my DE89.  Have used Gillette Yellows, Blues and Blacks, which shaved very well (better than the Derbys which came free with the razor).  Wouldn't be afraid of them at all.  Oh, have also used Feathers in it; just like the Super Iridiums better.

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 01-30-2016, 08:14 PM
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(01-25-2016, 06:27 PM)SpeedyPC Wrote: G'day all,


Thanks for the feedback guys I'm getting some DE blade sample on Gillette Silver Blue & 7 O'Clock Yellow and I'll give them a spin on my EJDE89.

Cheers [Image: happy108.gif] and Happy Australia Day.

Just remember less pressure. 

You can always do an additional pass with the right pressure when you have got to know the blade abit after the first pass.

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 01-31-2016, 03:24 PM
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It's not necessarily if a blade is sharp or not; it's also the razor and the pressure (or lack of) you use. 

Even with the sharpest of blades, a mild razor will end up with a mild shave. Shave with no pressure, and hydrate enough, and I can't imagine not getting a great shave.

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 02-01-2016, 08:34 PM
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Never tried Greens, but i have well over a hundred each of Yellows and GSBs.

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 02-04-2016, 08:45 PM
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G'day Nookies,

So far after trying both DE blades for while was a GSB and 7 O'Clock Yellow and finally I'm now sticking to GSB, and I can get about 7 shaves so far without to much tugging on my bloody Aussie chin or otherwise I'll give the Russian a hard time if they let me down.

Cheers. Winky

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