Favorite Blade

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Baron, Feb 18, 2007.


What's Your Fave?

  1. Feather

    31 vote(s)
  2. IP

    9 vote(s)
  3. Derby

    22 vote(s)
  4. Merkur

    3 vote(s)
  5. Swedish Gillette

    4 vote(s)
  6. Wilkinson

    2 vote(s)
  7. Other (tell us!)

    55 vote(s)
  8. Blade? What Blade?

    1 vote(s)
  1. White731

    White731 Well-Known Member

    Hands down for me it is a Gillette Nacet.
  2. samarijack

    samarijack Active Member


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  3. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    I voted Other: some of the Lords agree with me all the time so they're my go-to, but most brands are great. Pretty much anything marked with platinum is too harsh for me.
  4. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Personna Lab Blue.
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  5. eaglewing59

    eaglewing59 Well-Known Member

    Feather and Wilkinson sword

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  6. barbersurgeon

    barbersurgeon Well-Known Member

    I have to say Gillette Silver Blues are the best I've tried so far. Very comfortable and stellar results. Astra SP's are as comfortable, but don't feel as sharp to me. I was really hoping PolSilvers would be even better, but they seem a bit harsh.

    Have also tried: shark, family dollar (Vietnam), Rapira sweedish super steel, lord platinum, and Voskhod.
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  7. Carbide Mike

    Carbide Mike 9 Lives

    Treet dura-sharps. Carbon steel.
  8. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Depends on the razor, but overall Rapira Platinum chromes are my #1
  9. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Very low on my personal favourites list; they are sharp enough for me, but lack smoothness.

    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    I have found that many different blades work well for me, but some last longer than others. Favorites are GSB, Pol-Silver, Perma-Sharp, Bolzano.
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  11. gwsmallwood

    gwsmallwood Well-Known Member

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  12. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    I've gone totally vintage. I did some serious and patient hunting for a couple of years and acquired a lifetime stock. My favorites are Personna 74 and Wilkinson "Light Brigade" but I also use Gillette Platinum Plus, Gillette Spoilers, Schick Plus Platinums Schick Super Stainless Kronas, and even a select, pristine, few carbons.
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  13. aqualung

    aqualung Active Member

    Love the suggestions on here for blades. Have some at home but want to purchase a sampler. I have sensitive skin so I would need "forgiving" blades if there is such a thing. What would you all recommend as far as a sampler. I have some Voskhods and maybe some Gillettes. Will be purchasing from tryablade.
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  14. Robyflexx

    Robyflexx Broke the Like button

    GSB (Gillette Silver Blue) are very smooth blades and Polsilver Super Iridium as well. :)
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  15. simms623

    simms623 Well-Known Member

    +1 for Gillette Silver Blue. So far it's my favorite blade. Treet Platinum is another one that I like. I have sensitive skin as well .

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  16. realtore!!!

    realtore!!! Member

    Treet blue special for me. No blade shaves as efficiently imho.
  17. waffen

    waffen Well-Known Member

    Voted other
    Personna Blues ........
    But the list goes on....Derbys, 7 o'clock yellow, Crystal, Astra,Gillette silvers, oh and wait till you start buying 100 packs.....that's a sickness
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  18. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Love me some Feathers. I get the closest shaves with them, and so does my husband.
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  19. waffen

    waffen Well-Known Member

    Haven't tried Feathers yet, I guess because of all the hype of them cutting your face off
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  20. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    When I was first learning DE shaving, I tried a number of brands. I saved Feathers for last, trying them only once I trusted my technique. But having tried them, I won't use anything else.
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