Poll: What's your favorite DE blade?
Astra Superior Stainless (Blue)
Astra Superior Platinum (Green) Derby Extra Dorco Feather Gillette 7'Oclock yellow Iridium Super Lord Personna Platinum Chrome (Israel) Shark Supermax Platinum Chrome Treet Wilkinson Sword Classic
Note: This is a public poll, other users will be able to see what you voted for.
 01-04-2013, 08:19 AM
#1
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Curious to see what everyone's favorite blade is. I love Feather blades and have been using them for 5 years. What's your top pick?

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 01-04-2013, 08:25 AM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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Poll options are not showing...

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 01-04-2013, 08:26 AM
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try hitting refresh- I took a while to type in the options.

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 01-04-2013, 08:28 AM
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I'm with you Matt. My beard is rather stout and Feathers work the best. A close second is the SI (which will last an extra shave).

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 01-04-2013, 08:30 AM
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  • beartrap
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  • Southern California
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From the ones listed, only Iridiums work for me Wink

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 01-04-2013, 08:35 AM
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(01-04-2013, 08:28 AM)PanchoVilla Wrote: I'm with you Matt. My beard is rather stout and Feathers work the best. A close second is the SI (which will last an extra shave).

Yeah- I'm in the same camp: thick beard, ingrown-prone skin. The feathers allow me to get close with just 1 pass.

(01-04-2013, 08:30 AM)beartrap Wrote: From the ones listed, only Iridiums work for me Wink

I know there's tons of other makers out there but these were the top ones that came to mind!

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 01-04-2013, 08:36 AM
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  • Johnny
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  • Wausau, Wisconsin, USA
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None of the above. Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue for me.

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 01-04-2013, 08:41 AM
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  • bullgoose
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  • Redondo Beach, California, U.S.A
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(01-04-2013, 08:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: None of the above. Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue for me.

Just your luck Johnny...these blades have become impossible to source. Angry

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 01-04-2013, 08:45 AM
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  • slantman
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  • Leesburg, Florida
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(01-04-2013, 08:41 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-04-2013, 08:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: None of the above. Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue for me.

Just your luck Johnny...these blades have become impossible to source. Angry

Here we go again. Gillette real knows how to stir things up.

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 01-04-2013, 08:56 AM
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None of the above. Wilkinson Light Brigade or Personna 74.

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 01-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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It depends on the razor. In my EJ DE89 it's the Super Iridium, but that's just too sharp for my Cadet. In the OC I prefer the good old Derby. I voted for the Derby since I use that one more.

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 01-04-2013, 09:27 AM
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  • Theido
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By favorite do you mean best blade for 1 individual shave (ignoring longevity and cost of the blade)?

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 01-04-2013, 09:31 AM
#13
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I just mean the one you find your self enjoying and using the most.

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 01-04-2013, 09:51 AM
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Voskhod

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 01-04-2013, 09:56 AM
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No room for "other"? My favorite blade is probably Personna Reds. Any time I try a new razor that is the blade I toss in as I am assured the blade will be a non issue for the test. Not a 10 in sharpness, more like a 7.5 or 8, but it is smooth as butter.

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 01-04-2013, 09:57 AM
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I never thought I would say this but it really does depend on the razor.

I voted Astra SP because they work well in every razor I own except my Merkur 33C.

In my Merkur, Derby Extra's cut like a Jedi's light saber. But only in that particular razor are Derby's better than Astras.

I don't know why this is but it is.

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 01-04-2013, 09:58 AM
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I suppose my current fave is the USA Personna Lab Blues. Both the Shark flavors and Super Iridium are also on my most-favored-shivs list.

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 01-04-2013, 10:14 AM
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  • Theido
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  • Colorado
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Gillette Blacks.

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 01-04-2013, 10:25 AM
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  • MikekiM
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  • Long Island, NY
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Personna... Meds, Labs and Reds

Astra are behind those

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 01-04-2013, 10:51 AM
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(01-04-2013, 08:45 AM)slantman Wrote:
(01-04-2013, 08:41 AM)bullgoose Wrote:
(01-04-2013, 08:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: None of the above. Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue for me.

Just your luck Johnny...these blades have become impossible to source. Angry

Here we go again. Gillette real knows how to stir things up.

Gillette Blues and Blacks for me too, but Polsilver is right there and I get along nicely with Astra SP and Gillette Greens.

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