08-24-2021, 03:54 AM
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I was out of the DE scene for 5 years and now I’m back.
I’m sort of an old rookie, right…..

So far my Top 5 DE blades goes like this:

1. Gillette Perma Sharp

2. Gillette Platinum

3. Personna Platinum (Israeli Red)

4. Personna Platinum (German Blue)

5. KAI

Honourable mention:
Feather & Voskhod

I used to own 400 Polsilver, but sold them in 2016. They would still be number 1 now.

I use smooth blades in efficient razors and sharp blades in mild razors.

Let me hear your list !

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 08-24-2021, 05:30 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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1. Personna Platinum Chrome (IP)
2. Personna Med Prep
3. Personna Lab Blue
4. Crystal
5. Voskhod or GSB

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 08-24-2021, 06:07 AM
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  • Smudge
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  • Hertfordshire UK
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(08-24-2021, 05:30 AM)chazt Wrote: 1. Personna Platinum Chrome (IP)
2. Personna Med Prep
3. Personna Lab Blue
4. Crystal
5. Voskhod or GSB

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 08-24-2021, 06:55 AM
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  • Wayjr
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  • Dallas, GA
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1. Feather
2. Kai
3. Permasharp
4. Personna Red
5. Gillette Nacet

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 08-24-2021, 10:42 AM
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1. Rapira Platinum Lux
2. Feather
3. Gillette Nacet
4. Personna Lab Blue
5. PolSilver

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 08-24-2021, 11:13 AM
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  • DannyZ
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  • Harker Heights, TX
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I only use 2 blades.  

1. Rapira Super Stainless
2. Perma Sharp Super

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 08-24-2021, 05:22 PM
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I've tried about 40 blades over the years.  At this point I use primarily Astra, along with an occasional Polsilver and Wizamet Super Iridium.  There are some who contend Polsilver and Wizamet Super Iridium are the same blade.

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 08-25-2021, 12:24 AM
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(08-24-2021, 10:42 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: 1. Rapira Platinum Lux
2. Feather
3. Gillette Nacet
4. Personna Lab Blue
5. PolSilver

Rapira Platinum Lux - have you tried them up against the Voskhod blades ?

Do you think the Rapira Platinum Lux is a smooth or more sharp blade ?
You have placed them above 4 very strong contenders, quite surprisingly to me.

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 08-25-2021, 05:29 AM
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1.BIC Chrome Platinum
2.London Bridge
3.Astra SS

I don't need anything else.

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 08-25-2021, 09:19 AM
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(08-25-2021, 12:24 AM)CHSeifert Wrote:
(08-24-2021, 10:42 AM)Mike Distress Wrote: 1. Rapira Platinum Lux
2. Feather
3. Gillette Nacet
4. Personna Lab Blue
5. PolSilver

Rapira Platinum Lux - have you tried them up against the Voskhod blades ?

Do you think the Rapira Platinum Lux is a smooth or more sharp blade ?
You have placed them above 4 very strong contenders, quite surprisingly to me.

In my experience so far, I have found the Platinum Lux blades to be pretty close to the Feathers for me in terms of smoothness and closeness. BBS shaves with both in 2 passes. I'm not sure that I can comment on the exact sharpness as to whether or not it's sharper than a Feather, which blade maintains its edge longer, or which blade will give you more shaves. I usually throw a blade away after about three shaves. 

I haven't done them head-to-head, but I've only use the Voskhod blade once so far and I found it to be very, very harsh. I know a lot of people do like them so I plan on trying them again. I didn't really necessarily list all these blades in order, although I did intentionally place the Rapira first, but I think currently it is accurate. The Personna Lab Blues are still a little new to me but I like them very much. The Nacet has been my standard go to blade for some time now. The PolSilver is the blade that I haven't used in some time right now. I need to obtain some more as I'm running low.

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 08-25-2021, 03:25 PM
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It's interesting how blade preferences, which are highly subjective, change over time.  Some years ago the Gillette Yellow was frequently seen on lists of best blades.  They're an excellent blade, yet rarely mentioned today.

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 08-25-2021, 04:43 PM
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I really have a top 3, plus some honorable mentions.

1. Gillette Platinum
2. Gillette 7 o'clock Super Plats (very sharp)
3. Gillette Nacets. (Very SharpP)
4. Dorco Prime Plus - cheap and good
5. RK Chromium - cheap, good and really sharp.

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 08-26-2021, 07:26 PM
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1) Polsilver SI
2) Permasharp
3,4,5) Astra Green, Rapira Platinum, Gillette Nacet

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 08-29-2021, 05:08 AM
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  • RyznRio
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  • Connecticut
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For me its:

1. Wizamet/Pol Silver
2. Gillette Platinum (Bullgoose Swedes)
3. Gillette Wilkinson Sword (India)
4. Permasharp
5. Personna Lab Blue

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 08-29-2021, 07:32 PM
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1. Tiger Platinum (Gray Box)
2. Tatra
3. Polsilver / Wizamet ( Brown Pack)
4.Gillette 7 o’clock Super Platinum
5. Wizamet

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 08-29-2021, 08:09 PM
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1. GSB
2. Personna Israeli Red
3. GSB
4. Personna Israeli Red
5. GSB

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 08-30-2021, 06:35 AM
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  • chazt
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  • Queens, NY
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(08-29-2021, 08:09 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: 1. GSB
2. Personna Israeli Red
3. GSB
4. Personna Israeli Red
5. GSB

Simple, yet complete. Nice!

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 08-30-2021, 11:17 AM
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(08-29-2021, 08:09 PM)mike_the_kraken Wrote: 1. GSB
2. Personna Israeli Red
3. GSB
4. Personna Israeli Red
5. GSB


I also used to have Gillette GSB as my preferred blade, but Platinum and Permasharp perform marginally better for me now.

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 08-30-2021, 09:51 PM
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Current List

Kai - my most used blade and have been using it up to 10+ uses on same blade

Personna Platinum Chrome - most of my use consists of the Red Pack Israeli as well as some use with the 10 pack blue Euro/German

The other three blades that come to mind in testing for the rest of the year are:

Wilkinson Sword London Bridge 

Gillette London Bridge (orange packaging/China)

Gillette Winner Platinum

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 08-31-2021, 03:12 AM
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(08-30-2021, 09:51 PM)zaclikestoshave Wrote: Current List

Kai - my most used blade and have been using it up to 10+ uses on same blade

Personna Platinum Chrome - most of my use consists of the Red Pack Israeli as well as some use with the 10 pack blue Euro/German

The other three blades that come to mind in testing for the rest of the year are:

Wilkinson Sword London Bridge 

Gillette London Bridge (orange packaging/China)

Gillette Winner Platinum


Have you been able to tell any difference between the Personna Red Platinum Israeli and the Personna Blue Platinum German ?
I can’t tell any difference so far. Both are among my favourite blades ever.

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