09-04-2017, 02:33 PM
#21
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Rotbart extra Dünn and GEM PTFE .

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 09-05-2017, 08:30 AM
#22
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Gillette Platinums or GSBs

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 09-05-2017, 08:35 AM
#23
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Gillette Fusion Orange v1

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 09-05-2017, 08:57 AM
#24
  • JRRIII
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+1 for GSB

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 09-06-2017, 03:22 PM
#25
  • iShave
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  • Calgary
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So many great blades but I'm now back on Voskhods, so those.

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 09-07-2017, 03:05 AM
#26
  • Obie
  • Senior Member
  • Glendale, Wisconsin
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Gentlemen, make my blade the Feather.

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 09-09-2017, 12:10 PM
#27
  • gagarin
  • Student of Stainless
  • Pelotillehue
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Perma-Sharp Super.

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 09-09-2017, 01:01 PM
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Triton R3.

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 09-09-2017, 04:02 PM
#29
  • Nero
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  • le montagne
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I used to say hands down Gillette Platinum, but right now the Personna GEM PTFE blades (and maybe the Gillette Nacet - and Polsilver, oh yeah) are turning my head.

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 09-09-2017, 07:16 PM
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Voskhod hands down for me

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 09-11-2017, 09:18 AM
#31
  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(09-05-2017, 08:57 AM)JRRIII Wrote: +1 for GSB

When I commenced my then-experiment with DE razors, I bought a whole passel of Gillette Silver Blue blades on the theory that I was going to have a learning curve on technique, and I should hold, unchanged, as many parameters as possible as I developed skill in manipulation of the razor handle.  Eventually, I tried about two dozen (o.k., 25) each of other blades, to discover if there were better blades out there for me.  The past 20 months, I have settled in on two other brands of blade (KAI and Feather), alternating between them, to the exclusion of all other DE blades.  

I got to the end of useful life of a Feather blade yesterday, and a few days earlier had finished off the last KAI in a 5-pack, so I went to the dry-storage closet in the hall to grab another pack of KAIs for this morning’s shave.  There in the box where I store the virgin packs of KAI and Feather blades, I espied one last unopened tuck of GSBs that I had forgot that I had there.

So this morning, for the first time since at least 2015, I chose to shave with a brand new GSB.  Everything else was ceteris paribus with the shave that I completed with a Feather yesterday.

And today, for the first time since at least 2015, I got a weeper.

YMMV, as they say.

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 09-13-2017, 03:55 AM
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I haven't tried too many thus far but I'm definitely leaning towards GSB, like many others here.

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 09-13-2017, 07:52 AM
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  • JRRIII
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(09-11-2017, 09:18 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote:
(09-05-2017, 08:57 AM)JRRIII Wrote: +1 for GSB

When I commenced my then-experiment with DE razors, I bought a whole passel of Gillette Silver Blue blades on the theory that I was going to have a learning curve on technique, and I should hold, unchanged, as many parameters as possible as I developed skill in manipulation of the razor handle.  Eventually, I tried about two dozen (o.k., 25) each of other blades, to discover if there were better blades out there for me.  The past 20 months, I have settled in on two other brands of blade (KAI and Feather), alternating between them, to the exclusion of all other DE blades.  

I got to the end of useful life of a Feather blade yesterday, and a few days earlier had finished off the last KAI in a 5-pack, so I went to the dry-storage closet in the hall to grab another pack of KAIs for this morning’s shave.  There in the box where I store the virgin packs of KAI and Feather blades, I espied one last unopened tuck of GSBs that I had forgot that I had there.

So this morning, for the first time since at least 2015, I chose to shave with a brand new GSB.  Everything else was ceteris paribus with the shave that I completed with a Feather yesterday.

And today, for the first time since at least 2015, I got a weeper.

YMMV, as they say.

Not going to lie, while I was reading this I did not think the ending was going to be this way Sisi1

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 09-15-2017, 04:59 AM
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  • Mouser
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Since I've gone completely vintage, weepers are as rare as flying monkeys.

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 09-16-2017, 04:29 AM
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  • Mel S Meles
  • On the edge, ouch
  • 44.4899° south of the North Pole
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(09-13-2017, 07:52 AM)JRRIII Wrote:
(09-11-2017, 09:18 AM)Mel S Meles Wrote: I tried about two dozen (o.k., 25) each of other blades, to discover if there were better blades out there for me.  The past 20 months, I have settled in on two other brands of blade (KAI and Feather), alternating between them, to the exclusion of all other DE blades.  

. . . this morning, for the first time since at least 2015, I chose to shave with a brand new GSB.  Everything else was ceteris paribus with the shave that I completed with a Feather yesterday.

And today, for the first time since at least 2015, I got a weeper.

Not going to lie, while I was reading this I did not think the ending was going to be this way Sisi1

They say that the secrets of story-telling, to weaving a good yarn, are the build-up and the timing.  
Winky
A rare flying monkey, at rest.

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 09-18-2017, 07:14 PM
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Gilette Silver Blues. Just so smooth, and the double wrapping makes them feel more official.  Smile

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