Found a dud

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Knox, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Was a few days late on my weekly Saturday blade change this morning.

    Put a fresh Derby in my Blue tip & proceeded to drag what felt like a rusty knife across my face. Only did 2 or 3 swipes.

    Changed the blade, smooth shaving again.

    Had I changed razors, I might have thought it was the razor and not the blade. Had this been my first time using Derby, I might have thought the blade was garbage and never tried it again.

    All of this to say-if you try a new blade and it doesn't work well-just throw another one in the razor to be sure.

    I love the Derby. But sometimes a blade just doesn't come out right- any blade.

    Cheers from Knoxville!
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  2. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    Guess I'm one of the odd ones - been using a DE for a little over nine years and I've never come across a dud blade.
    Oh, I've dealt with bad blade brands, but never a single dud out of a pack that was otherwise good.
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  3. mikewood

    mikewood Well-Known Member

    Good advice.
    Dud, bad juju, blade not aligned? I don't know. But I have had one also. Like you say. Best to grab a new blade and start fresh.

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  4. Matt0210

    Matt0210 Well-Known Member

    If in doubt, throw it out. i haven't ever come across a dud blade either, just bad ones.
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  5. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    Only one? Every Derby blade I've used so far has been a dud. :chores016:

    Seriously though, I've seen some duds among Voskhod blades. Depending on brand an odd dud is not impossible.
  6. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member


    I know Derby doesn't get a lot of love, but my face sure does love 'em
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    I've used a lot of DE blades and I have only had one that was a dud. I don't remember the brand though. It was a long time ago. I didn't finish the shave. I just changed it out and continued.
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  8. Badgerstate

    Badgerstate Well-Known Member

    Typically, with any pack of blades, you get 1 that is a dud. Ive had this happen to me even with Feathers.
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  9. swarden43

    swarden43 "It's your shave. Enjoy it your way."©

    How do you define "typical"?
    Nine years and I've had none. Matt has never had one. Jim has had just one.

    Not saying it doesn't happen, but I would say it is rare, not typical, for any pack of blades.
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  10. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    I like Derby blades. I used to think they weren't very good, but I was using them in very mild razors. Once I used a Derby blade in a medium aggressive razor, it worked very well.
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  11. RaZorBurn123

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

    I've had a dud blade before, like you I got rid of it. :happy088:
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  12. waffen

    waffen Well-Known Member

    Had a Voskhod once, that's in 30 + years, pretty good odds.

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