01-12-2017, 06:50 AM
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Good day fellas. 

What is the worst blade you have ever used?
Bad enough for a burning, irritated, day ruining shave. 

For me its an easy pick. 

Gillette 7 O'clock Yellows (sharp edge) 
The only blade to make my skin BRIGHT red. I have tried many and there is none quite as terrible as this. 

YMMV

JS

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 01-12-2017, 12:51 PM
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BiC, hands down. Tried two, neither lasted a whole shave.

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 01-12-2017, 01:18 PM
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Bluebird.

Runner up would be Shark.

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 01-12-2017, 03:21 PM
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Derby = epidermal destruction!

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 01-12-2017, 05:36 PM
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Kai. I wouldn't give up through, five trips. You gotta use them up. Finally my wife put it in the blade bank while uttering some rather odd comments.

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 01-13-2017, 05:40 AM
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(01-12-2017, 03:21 PM)shaveser Wrote: Derby = epidermal destruction!

+1 
Those are on my list of terrible blades as well.

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 01-13-2017, 08:11 AM
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As an aside, have anyone actually dared to try the blades that comes with the Merkur razors? I saw a lot of chatter back when I got into wetshaving that they were horrible and I've never dared to try them.

And Sharks are among my favourites for certain of my razors... YMMV Biggrin

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 01-13-2017, 09:40 AM
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Shark followed closely by Treet.

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 01-13-2017, 04:59 PM
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Derby
Merkur
Timor

I only use carts and SE's now, but there are the worst DE blades I have tried.

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 01-13-2017, 06:01 PM
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  • Agravic
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(01-13-2017, 04:59 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Derby
Merkur
Timor

I only use carts and SE's now, but there are the worst DE blades I have tried.

Agreed.

Derby
Merkur
Timor

Terrible!

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 01-13-2017, 06:17 PM
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Derby is the worst I've tried..

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 01-13-2017, 06:30 PM
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Merkur is atrocious.

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 01-13-2017, 08:02 PM
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Personna (plain - which is itself an understatement) - lasted maybe 4 strokes before its edge deteriorated to little better than 80 grit sandpaper.  Bought 100 - did my part to spare humanity any further pain by discarding the remaining 99 unused.
Merkur - sufficiently disappointing as to make one seriously doubt the value of German anything
Derby - better suited to scraping paint, if you're not worried about leaving a few gouges behind on the underlying surface.

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 01-13-2017, 08:38 PM
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(01-13-2017, 06:01 PM)Agravic Wrote:
(01-13-2017, 04:59 PM)CHSeifert Wrote: Derby
Merkur
Timor

I only use carts and SE's now, but there are the worst DE blades I have tried.

Agreed.

Derby
Merkur
Timor

Terrible!


Amazing how YMMV in this hobby. Timor is now solidly positioned as my all-time favorite blade! Trouble is they are difficult to find Sad

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 01-15-2017, 11:26 AM
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  • chazt
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I'm likely in a very small minority with this, but I nominate Astras in the green pack. Over the years I have opened a fresh tuck on 4-5 occasions and every time I get the worst shave possible. I don't know, everyone else seems to like them.

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 01-15-2017, 11:34 AM
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(01-15-2017, 11:26 AM)chazt Wrote: I'm likely in a very small minority with this, but I nominate Astras in the green pack. Over the years I have opened a fresh tuck on 4-5 occasions and every time I get the worst shave possible. I don't know, everyone else seems to like them.


Wow. That's very unusual I think. I bought nearly every blade offered by Try-a-blade. Found a few good ones in a sea of junk. But I keep coming back to Astra and Feather. However, I never use a blade for more than three shaves. So I speak only of efficiency and comfort-- not longevity.

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 01-15-2017, 01:35 PM
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(01-13-2017, 08:02 PM)Niemander Wrote: Personna (plain - which is itself an understatement) - lasted maybe 4 strokes before its edge deteriorated to little better than 80 grit sandpaper.  

Signs011

I have insufficient data to state that every Personna “Made in USA” and marketed in the blue wrapper is as bad as the one blade that I tried, that blade was so bad that I changed blades midway though its maiden shave, discarded the Personna right then, and never have picked up another Personna blade of any variety.

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 01-15-2017, 01:45 PM
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Sorry to spoil the party but I feel the admins and mods should shut down the thread as this is quite negative. Lets discuss the good, the great...

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 01-15-2017, 03:36 PM
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(01-15-2017, 01:45 PM)jackgoldman123 Wrote: Sorry to spoil the party but I feel the admins and mods should shut down the thread as this is quite negative. Lets discuss the good, the great...


Aw, c'mon. Really? How 'bout we give participation trophies to the poor quality stuff?

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 01-15-2017, 05:36 PM
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  • chazt
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Jack, wait. This is a good discussion. All of this is subjective anyway... I happen to favor Personna blades over all others. IPs and Med Preps are my cat's pajamas! But I also equally enjoy GSBs. Other guys have a strong preference for Russian made blades, or Turkish, Indian, whatever. It's just shave talk Smile

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