01-17-2017, 12:03 PM
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(01-12-2017, 06:50 AM)JesusShaves Wrote: What is the worst blade you have ever used? Bad enough for a burning, irritated, day ruining shave.
For me the worst were Bolzano Superinox blades. 
I gave them a couple of shaves.  They felt like I was shaving with a rusty can lid.  Ok, maybe a little hyperbole.
I won't trash them until I give them another spin or two.

BTW,  I have no issues with Feathers.

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 01-17-2017, 02:09 PM
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Timor, Sputnik, Gillette 7oclock black

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 01-18-2017, 07:05 AM
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  • Mouser
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Balaka....and take my word on it and don't try to see for yourselves. It won't be pretty. Rated "M" for gore.

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 01-18-2017, 01:54 PM
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Mouser, 
It is nice to see you again  Wave1

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 01-18-2017, 03:09 PM
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Rockwell. 
 Terrible for me in 6 different razors. It is the only blade I have found equally as aweful in multiple razors. Every other blade has at least been usable in something, not the Rockwell.
YMMV

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 02-13-2017, 08:48 PM
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(01-15-2017, 05:36 PM)chazt Wrote: 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

As a matter of fact, this thread is really important for us newbies... :-)

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 03-12-2017, 08:54 AM
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Shark blades were terrible for me.


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 03-13-2017, 08:37 PM
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Shark SS, hardly lasted 4 passes.

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 03-13-2017, 09:37 PM
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Sputnik, Zorrik, and Treet
I think I could get a better shave with a soup can lid.

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 03-14-2017, 06:31 AM
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(03-13-2017, 09:37 PM)MsBlackwolf Wrote: Sputnik, Zorrik, and Treet
I think I could get a better shave with a soup can lid.


Lol. I have used Treet too, lasts half a shave on me.


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 03-14-2017, 06:32 AM
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Bolzano
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Derby

Total disaster. Horrible blades. BAD!

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 03-17-2017, 09:28 PM
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I wouldn't call it my worst blade but I felt most let down by Feathers as I was expecting a lot.

Way too sharp without the accompanying smoothness….cut me up quite a bit.

Once I switched to safer territory with Pol silvers, gillette platinums and silver blues, all is well again.

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 03-18-2017, 09:29 AM
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(03-17-2017, 09:28 PM)Tester28 Wrote: I wouldn't call it my worst blade but I felt most let down by Feathers as I was expecting a lot.
Way too sharp without the accompanying smoothness….cut me up quite a bit.

Because of the thin gauge of steel from which Feathers are fashioned, they more or less demand strong support from the razor head to avoid judder along the blade edge.  A (perhaps the) cause of roughness and nicks in DE razors is the “snap back” motion of the blade to its original configuration after it has been deformed (bent) during a shaving stroke.

Feather brand razors (surprise!) — both the inexpensive Popular and the upscale AS-D2 — are designed to clamp the blade tightly on both sides near to the cutting edge for the entire width of the blade, and some users who previously have disliked Feathers comment on how Feather razors “tame” Feather blades.  “True” slant razors — those that torque the blade — solve the same problem by a different means.  A current thread here on Shavenook addresses that very issue.  

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 03-18-2017, 09:41 AM
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(01-18-2017, 03:09 PM)Bison93 Wrote: Rockwell. 
 Terrible for me in 6 different razors. It is the only blade I have found equally as aweful in multiple razors. Every other blade has at least been usable in something, not the Rockwell.
YMMV

Could not agree more.  Love the razor, hate the blade!

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 03-19-2017, 05:00 PM
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Rockwell blades are given a bad review by two members. Dang!  I have 1 or 2 of those blades to try.

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 03-19-2017, 09:04 PM
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Derby = not sharp enough. Rockwell = better than Derby, but still not quite as sharp as I like.

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 04-02-2017, 07:52 AM
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(01-13-2017, 08:11 AM)WegianWarrior Wrote: 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

I have tried Merkur blades, and they are not the worst. 

The blades I tried were not from a Merkur razor. 

My new worst blade is a Tiger blade. I gave up on one after only a few strokes.

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 04-02-2017, 03:26 PM
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For my first DE shave after about 50 years give or take, it was the Merkur blade that came with my brand new 38C. Foam in a can, poor technique and all; I felt that the shave was as good or slightly better than my Fusion. There were ten more in the Sample Pack I bought; however the absolute worst shave of my life was with Bolzano's (tried them twice) from that same Sample Pack. Over the last three months my technique has improved to where I get at least one or two DFS from about 6 different blades including the Merkur. They're not my favorites by a long short, but I have no problem using them occasionally.

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 04-02-2017, 08:30 PM
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Oh great topic

Merkur
Derby Green
Gilette  Blue
Feather (too sharp - cut the bejeezus out of me).

My blade of choice = Pol Silver Super Iridium. Sharp, super smooth and forgiving.

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 04-20-2017, 10:13 AM
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Shark. I used one blade and threw out the rest of the box.

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