03-14-2012, 02:58 PM
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I know Blades are very much a YMMV thing But lately My Astra SPs seem a bit harsh / rough and not quite as sharp. could be my skin changing since I wear a hood and paint large trucks in the lovely Texas heat. or perhaps I got a bad lot.

I have a wicked coarse beard with slightly sensitive skin. and was just kind of curios what other folks with EJ DE 89 / 89L are using.

I used to use IP reds but although really smooth just were not sharp enough for me.

Thanks in advance.
Craig.

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 03-14-2012, 03:00 PM
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Perma-Sharps (the ones in a cardboard box) Wink

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 03-14-2012, 04:02 PM
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 03-14-2012, 08:28 PM
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  • CMur12
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Hi Craig -

I would second the recommendation of Perma-Sharps by Emanuel/Oversaturn. Just make sure you get the ones in the cardboard tuck (not in the plastic box).

I would also recommend Personnas for Hospital Use (Also referred to as Personna Preps) and Treet Dura Sharps.

- Murray

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 03-15-2012, 01:20 PM
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  • freddy
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The Personna Medical Preps mentioned above or the Gillette 7 O' Clock Super Platinums in the Dark Blue box.

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 03-15-2012, 01:42 PM
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My son and I are huge fans of the Rapira Blades. Smooth, sharp and cheap.
The same company also makes Voshkod.
Another blade that I like a lot is the Supermax Super Platinum.

(03-14-2012, 03:00 PM)oversaturn Wrote: Perma-Sharps (the ones in a cardboard box) Wink
Do you mean the Turkish labeled ones (made in St Petersburg)?
I like them a lot too. Sharp, smooth and decently priced.


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 03-15-2012, 02:13 PM
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Thanks for all the input!

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 03-15-2012, 04:05 PM
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  • Mynorx
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(03-15-2012, 01:20 PM)freddy Wrote: The Personna Medical Preps mentioned above or the Gillette 7 O' Clock Super Platinums in the Dark Blue box.

I second the Super Plats in the Blue box. I also recommend, the ones in the Yellow box, Feathers, Treet Classic, and Kai.

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 03-15-2012, 07:30 PM
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Craig, I don't know anything about you, so maybe you've already done this... Have you tried a blade sampler yet? Sure, you'll find lots of crappy blades, but you'll find the gems as well.

I've tested close to 30 blades and have found maybe 6-8 that I would buy, so if your standards are as high as mine are for a blade to make the cut, you need a fairly good size sampler to find them.

I don't have the razor you mention, but it's fairly mild isn't it? I've found that the really sharp blades make a mild razor perform up to snuff; Med Preps, Any Gillette blade from Russia but particularly the 7:00 Yellows, Bluebird, Vidyut Supermax, Polsilver, Super Iridiums, in no particular order.

A more aggressive razor will also help to tame a tough beard.

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 03-15-2012, 07:39 PM
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Gillette 7 o'clock yellows, Super Iridiums work great.
Good luck. The IP blues are very smooth, but not so sharp.

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 03-16-2012, 07:05 AM
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Here's what works better for me in the EJ DE 89 - Gillette 7' O clock Blue, Super Iridium, Med Preps, and Voskhod. I have tried others but these seem to work good for me. If you are interested in trying some of these send me a PM and I will Pif you a sample of blades for you to try. I have collected others not mentioned here that may be worth trying.

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 03-16-2012, 07:42 AM
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Over the years I've used most every blade known to man, and I have settled on one blade for all of my DE razors.

Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue

   

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 03-16-2012, 06:06 PM
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(03-16-2012, 07:42 AM)Johnny Wrote: Over the years I've used most every blade known to man, and I have settled on one blade for all of my DE razors.

Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue

Okay I am going to have to try these. Johnny's endorsement as the only DE blade he uses is like Moses bringing the stone tables down from the mountain.

PhilNH5

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 03-16-2012, 06:15 PM
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(03-16-2012, 07:42 AM)Johnny Wrote: Over the years I've used most every blade known to man, and I have settled on one blade for all of my DE razors.

Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue

I actually just ordered some of these from Phil over @ Bullgoose shaving supplies to give a shot.
(03-15-2012, 07:30 PM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Craig, I don't know anything about you, so maybe you've already done this... Have you tried a blade sampler yet? Sure, you'll find lots of crappy blades, but you'll find the gems as well.

I've tested close to 30 blades and have found maybe 6-8 that I would buy, so if your standards are as high as mine are for a blade to make the cut, you need a fairly good size sampler to find them.

I don't have the razor you mention, but it's fairly mild isn't it? I've found that the really sharp blades make a mild razor perform up to snuff; Med Preps, Any Gillette blade from Russia but particularly the 7:00 Yellows, Bluebird, Vidyut Supermax, Polsilver, Super Iridiums, in no particular order.

A more aggressive razor will also help to tame a tough beard.

I did try a sampler pack a long time ago but only found a few I liked but they were in a different razor. I really do appreciate your input though.


(03-15-2012, 07:39 PM)celestino Wrote: Gillette 7 o'clock yellows, Super Iridiums work great.
Good luck. The IP blues are very smooth, but not so sharp.

I Have not seen Super Iridiums around for well over a year. Do they still produce them?

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 03-16-2012, 08:08 PM
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(03-16-2012, 06:06 PM)PhilNH5 Wrote:
(03-16-2012, 07:42 AM)Johnny Wrote: Over the years I've used most every blade known to man, and I have settled on one blade for all of my DE razors.

Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue

Okay I am going to have to try these. Johnny's endorsement as the only DE blade he uses is like Moses bringing the stone tables down from the mountain.

PhilNH5

I think they are very good blades, but I would put more faith in the stone tables.

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