12-10-2012, 11:00 AM
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It seems the Yellow 7'oclock is more popular then the Blacks or Blues for that matter. Is there any difference or is it more of a marketing thing?

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 12-10-2012, 11:06 AM
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The Yellows to me aren't as sharp or smooth as the Blacks.

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 12-10-2012, 11:10 AM
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(12-10-2012, 11:00 AM)Fourcooks Wrote: It seems the Yellow 7'oclock is more popular then the Blacks or Blues for that matter. Is there any difference or is it more of a marketing thing?

You might want to look in the the first link embedded in this thread. Both are tested and their point of origins discussed.

http://shavenook.com/thread-de-blade-challenge-ii

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 12-10-2012, 11:15 AM
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(12-10-2012, 11:10 AM)GDCarrington Wrote:
(12-10-2012, 11:00 AM)Fourcooks Wrote: It seems the Yellow 7'oclock is more popular then the Blacks or Blues for that matter. Is there any difference or is it more of a marketing thing?

You might want to look in the the first link embedded in this thread. Both are tested and their point of origins discussed.

http://shavenook.com/thread-de-blade-challenge-ii

That was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much.

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 12-10-2012, 01:40 PM
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I agree with others on the Blacks being smoother then the Yellows.
I also enjoy the Blues for a comfortable shaves.

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 12-10-2012, 02:01 PM
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What's the difference between the blues?

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 12-10-2012, 02:19 PM
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The Blues are the smoothest of all honestly. They're not quite as sharp as the blacks.

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 12-10-2012, 08:00 PM
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Heck guys! When blades get that good I honestly can't notice the subtle differences. In my testing I lumped all of the 7 O'Clocks in one bin of "among the very best" or words to that effect.

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 12-10-2012, 08:32 PM
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Given YMMV, I find the yellow harsher than the blues and blacks, and I find the blues best of all. But as ShadowsDad says, we are talking about very small differences in top-class blades here.

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 12-10-2012, 08:42 PM
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wow, what a great example of YMMV! i despised the Blacks, Greens, and Blues, enjoyed the Yellows. Hee hee.

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 12-11-2012, 07:10 AM
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(12-10-2012, 08:42 PM)celestino Wrote: wow, what a great example of YMMV! i despised the Blacks, Greens, and Blues, enjoyed the Yellows. Hee hee.

I too prefer the Yellows over the Blacks.

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 12-12-2012, 07:17 AM
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Yellows, on my face, are a bit roughish. I end up with a really nice shave as they seem to melt stubble extremely well, but the process isn't as enjoyable as other blades provide.

So high-end performance ( cutting hairs )
vs
Mid-level comfort

I probably won't reorder any after I finish out the tucks I have, but I will probably always have their Blue cousins on hand.

Of course, I may just be at the mercy of not having a razor that matches this blade well.

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 12-13-2012, 08:04 AM
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For me, the yellows are a bust. The blacks though work great they are very smooth and super sharp, the only blades that nick me here and there, as I move the razor to the next starting point. Think Lord or Astra smoothness with feather like sharpness.
I don't use them as often as I feel the Astras server me best.

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