Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Baron, Feb 18, 2007.
Excellent poll Michael! I am looking forward to the results!
Sharp brand blades
Don't have a favorite yet. I haven't tried the Sharp's. The best shave I've had is with a vintage Gillette Super platinum which came with a red tip SS I just brought. Believe it is a full pack of 10.
Wade & Butcher "For Barber's Use" straight razor (Meat Chopper!).
I'm mainly a straight razor shaver -- I haven't even made it through the obligatory blade sampler!
Feather: the sharper, the better. Though I favour now AC Feather blades.
Swedish Gillette, maybe followed closely by Feather.
I knew there was a specific one I was missing!!
I voted other.
I like different blades with different razors, and here is the current list:
Merkur HD: Derby, Feather
Merkur Slant: Derby, SHARP v2
Feathers (portable and polymer): Feather
Gillette Tech: Feather, SHARP v2
for the closest shave: Feathers
for the "everyday shave": Personnas (American) and Derby Extras
Swedish Gillette followed by daily user IP. This was when I use DE everyday. Now that I use Straights I just load IP's for minor touch ups.
Just like Joe said....different blades for different razors.
I rotate based on the shave...
Method shave: Feather
Creams: Derby or IP
Soaps: Derby or Straight
For touch-ups after the straight, usually a Derby in Merkur Long Handle Classic
I've probably given this too much thought
Derby all the way.. And the occasional straight shave..
Voted "Other" because I use different blades with different razors and different moods.
For my Merkur HD and 1904, which I use most of the time, I like the Swedish Gillette, the Israeli Personna and the Derby. How do I choose? My mood when I change blades and sometimes just for the sake of variety. I've been getting good shaves from all three
Sharp V2, a real work horse. Just like the Gillette but less cost.
As they say, admitting you have a problem is the first step!
Depends on the razor. I still have not tried the Sharps and 7 AM
So far, Derby. I used Feathers for a couple of months but never got over the harshness, then I tried everything in Lettter K's sample pack at least 3 or 4 times. Have not tried Sharps or 7 a.m., but the Derbys are working so well for me that I'm reluctant to experiment any more...
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