10-18-2012, 02:47 AM
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Objectively, which are the premier DE blades? I've been a Derby man forever.

I know there is better: namely the Feather. And I'm sure there are more.

I know it's a YMMV-type issue, but I'd like to know which blades, on paper, sound best.

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 10-18-2012, 03:47 AM
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My favourites are

Super iridiums
Astra greens
Bolzanos
Permasharp super
Polsilvers
Feathers

At least these come to my mind at first thought..

A case of YMMV indeed; derbys, for me, are the worst DE blades. I change a derby in the middle of the first pass with another blade, almost all the time.. It is too dull for my taste. I hope it wasn't because it is a product of my country Sad

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 10-18-2012, 04:06 AM
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  • Striky
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Still experimenting with blades, but for now my favorite is the feather blade.

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 10-18-2012, 04:20 AM
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  • KLF
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My favorite so far have been Gillette Rubie

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 10-18-2012, 04:26 AM
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Wilkinson
Feather
Polsilver
Shark

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 10-18-2012, 04:29 AM
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Oh, I forgot gillette extra bleue, very sharp and smooth blade.

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 10-18-2012, 04:56 AM
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Oh my.. this is a YMMV for sure Tongue

Wilkinson Swords, Lord Platinum and Feather Hi Stainless are all high up on my list, whereas the only two that I have tried that are off my list is BiC Chrome Platinum and Treet Dura Sharp Classic - both blades I know others love...

There is actually little to objectivly - on paper at least - to differ between blades; pretty much all are made in the same way from the same alloys and surface treated with the same stuff.

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 10-18-2012, 05:09 AM
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Voskhod
Personna Super (Med or Lab)
Iridium Super
PolSilver

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 10-18-2012, 05:54 AM
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Feathers for me. Derbys killed me. I have one last stash of Personna 74s but I still have to say I prefer Feathers, especially in a slant razor.

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 10-18-2012, 05:54 AM
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  • Johan
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  • Sweden
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I have said it many times. SuperMax Blue Diamond! Its a personal favorite of mine.

But also Voskhod, Rapira Platinum Lux and Gillette Rubie are very good blades. Shark ss and Rapira ss are very decent blade. So is a chines blade i shall not name more (Its impossible to get anymore anyway. ;-)

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 10-18-2012, 06:07 AM
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  • J_fro
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Polsilver SI

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 10-18-2012, 06:10 AM
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I really have not used a blade and said " OMG I am never using that brand again". I have gotten great shaves from all brands. 99% of the time for me a bad shave is linked to bad prep and/or lather. There are no objective tests where people have put them through CART tests and all.

On the boards the most Yowzas I have heard are for

Feather
Perma-Sharp
Polsilver
Gillette Black

I have used all the above and they are fine blades , but then again I like Lord and Dorcos too.

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 10-18-2012, 06:49 AM
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  • RedRocks
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My top two -

Super Iridium
Polsilver Super Iridium

(not necessarily in that order) Biggrin

~Frank

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 10-18-2012, 06:52 AM
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Only DE blade that I want to use anymore is Voskhod.

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 10-18-2012, 06:56 AM
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Super Iridium
Gillette Black 7 O'Clock Super Platinium
Gillette Blue 7 O'Clock Super Platinum
Gillette Perma-Sharp Super
Feather

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 10-18-2012, 07:04 AM
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  • bullgoose
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If you are looking for a current production blade, my hand down favorite is the Polsilver Super Iridium blade. They are sharp, smooth, forgiving and durable. What more could you ask for?

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 10-18-2012, 07:28 AM
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  • Samjax
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  • Clearwater, Florida
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It's actually easier for me to answer which blade I absolutely don't like. That blade would be:

MERKUR

I hate those blades...I really do.

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 10-18-2012, 08:02 AM
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For me the best ones are the old ones:
Wilkinson Light Brigade
Personna 74
Schick Plus Platinum
Gillette Platinum Plus
Super Iridium

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 10-18-2012, 08:53 AM
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  • wlmcad
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I would look over this thread:

Blind Blade Test the Results

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 10-18-2012, 09:24 AM
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  • RedRocks
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(10-18-2012, 08:53 AM)wlmcad Wrote: I would look over this thread:

Blind Blade Test the Results

I agree! Another great resource is GDCarrington's DE Blade Challenge II. Pay particular attention to the link provided in the first post.

~Frank

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