04-25-2018, 08:17 AM
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The topic is fairly self-explanatory.  What's your favorite blade and why?  How long have you been using it, and how do others compare to your favorite?

So far my ties for number-one favorite are the Gillette Bleue Extra and the Super Iridium/Iridium Super.  Both give me close, smooth shaves with no or almost no nicking even in my problem areas of the neck and corners of my mouth, and no irritation.

Runner-Up: Personna Lab Blue — Nice and sharp and practically no irritation, and made in the United States.

Third Place: Astra Superior Platinum — Not as close as the others, but quite forgiving on my face.

Compared to other blades I've tried, these were the ones that gave me the best shaves and least nicking and irritation.  Others, such as the Treet Carbon Steel "Black Beauties", were good but tended to wear out sooner.  My worst experiences were with the Van Der Hagen, Dorco Prime Platinum, and Feather blades.  The latter two brands were super-sharp, perhaps too sharp for my skin type, leaving me nicked, irritated, or both.

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 04-25-2018, 11:24 AM
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1) Perma Sharp Super - Great smooth shave every time and works well in every razor I've thrown it in.
2) Pol Silver Super Iridium - See above
3) Gillette Silver Blue - Great blade but the consistency isn't there when compared to the above two
4) Gillette Nacet - Love the blades but they don't seem to last as long as the Perma Sharp or Pol Silvers

1st place is virtually a tie between the Perma Sharp and Pol Silver but the Perma Sharp seem to last about 4 shaves compared to 3 for the Pol Solver so the nod goes to the Perma Sharp

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 04-25-2018, 11:53 AM
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  • scb
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Personna Med prep.

Sharp, can get a bunch of shaves out of them, and they don't kill me.

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 04-25-2018, 05:50 PM
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PermaSharp

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 04-29-2018, 07:08 AM
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  • Nero
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Gillette Platinum have always been my #1.

I also enjoy Polsilver, and sometimes Gillette Nacet (but only for two shaves).

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 04-29-2018, 07:21 AM
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Kai
Nacet
then every blade mentioned above

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 04-29-2018, 09:48 AM
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  • Mouser
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Personna 74 and Wilkinson Sword Light Brigades or Chromium Edge.
Oh yeah, the why. Because they are both as sharp as anything I've used and give me the closest shaves but more importantly, to me, they do it as smooth as ice and comfortable.

and they do it for 30+ and 14 or so shaves respectively.

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 04-29-2018, 11:17 AM
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  • nikos.a
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ASP.

Smooth and close shaves every time I use them.

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