02-12-2016, 02:23 PM
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So i finally got some yellows, leaps and bounds better than the silver blues.   However I am wondering what people's opinions are on the yellows vs blacks?  
Thanks.

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 02-12-2016, 04:04 PM
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  • Mouser
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Well, back when I used modern blades,  yellows were amongst favorites  blacks not at all.

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 02-12-2016, 07:24 PM
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I haven't used either recently, but when I did, I always liked the yellow better than the black version myself.

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 02-13-2016, 11:19 PM
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Gillette blacks are really good blades, except for the first two shaves. 

Then they settle down and are really good blades.

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 02-14-2016, 04:36 AM
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  • nikos.a
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I' ve tried both and I think that yellows perform better.

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 02-14-2016, 07:10 AM
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(02-13-2016, 11:19 PM)duck creek Wrote: Gillette blacks are really good blades, except for the first two shaves. 

Then they settle down and are really good blades.

I like the yellows and will probably buy more.  If blacks take 2 shaves to smooth out, being I only use a blade for 3 shaves, not sure it's wOrth giving them a swing.

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 02-14-2016, 04:38 PM
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I like the blacks or blues better than the yellows, which I didn't much like.

I also like the Silver Blues better than both the yellows and blacks.

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 02-14-2016, 07:53 PM
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Yellows are good, but I get more shaves with GSBs.

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 02-16-2016, 06:36 AM
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I'm the opposite.  I thought the yellows were just ok.  Not as sharp as the blues or GSBs which I much prefer.  And I rank the blacks between the yellows and the blues.  A tiny bit rough on the first shave but very sharp.  I could shave with blacks forever if I had to but I prefer the GSBs.  The yellows are just average for me, though they're cheaper than all the other blades listed.

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 02-16-2016, 10:38 AM
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I'm a fan of both but the Yellow Ruskie will always come out on top for me.

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 02-16-2016, 11:08 AM
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  • ojinsa
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I've found the yellows to be very smooth and gave me at least two (2) BBS shaves.  That said, I far prefer the Russian made 7 O'Clock blues over both.

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 02-18-2016, 10:26 AM
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Both are very sharp, but Yellow are smoother for me.

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 02-21-2016, 09:30 AM
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The blacks to me were very similar to Feathers - I would either cork a new blade to take off the harsh first shave I knew they'd provide or relent to the fact the 2nd & third shaves would be better.
I had similar experiences with some cartridges as well...

The yellows were generally fine out of the box. Longevity of black & yellow fell in the 5 shave range for me which was acceptable.

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 02-21-2016, 09:35 AM
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Blacks are sharper and smoother than the yellows on my face. To my face the blacks are as sharp if not sharper than feathers ,and a little smoother the first shave. Honestly after the first shave I can't tell difference between a feather and gillette black. I wasn't impressed with the yellows.

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 02-21-2016, 12:16 PM
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I like the yellow and that's my go-to blade.
Smooth for my liking.

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 03-05-2016, 09:47 AM
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I find the Yellows sharper but equally smooth as GSB. Traded some PolSilver SI for Yellows with Tony and I'm glad I was introduced these blades. I think I'm done with GSBs now, between the glue on the edge of those blades, and the better shave from Yellows, no need for them.

Thanks Tony!

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 03-05-2016, 12:13 PM
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Well, I have never tried the Yellow or black ones, But the Blue O'clocks are top notch for me.

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 03-22-2016, 05:17 PM
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I like the Yellows, but I love the Blacks.
Like John Wayne above , the Blacks to me are really close to Feathers.

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 03-23-2016, 01:24 AM
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yellow imo much better than black. black can be a bit harsh and i find they only work really well in certain razors. yellow i love but i do like the silver blues better.

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