What's your "go to" DE blade?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by grampi, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    Astra Superior Stainless is my go to blade. They are better than Astra SP in my opinion !!!
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  2. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    My legs & my husband's face love Feather blades.
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  3. ironthinker

    ironthinker Well-Known Member

    I like the blades from Russia that I've tried. With Perma Sharp at the top.
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  4. SRNewb

    SRNewb Well-Known Member

    Astra SP is my workhorse. Sharp, smooth, and cheap. Works well in every DE I have, and I have quite a few. From Lady Gillette to R41, and everything in between, the Astras just work.
  5. Linuxguile

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    Astra SP for me too

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  6. KAV

    KAV Well-Known Member

    Nice Bokhara. Russians have never let me down with Polsilver/ Super Iridiums my favorites with the exception of the brown and gold Wizamets. I have a small stash and when I hit 3 months and enough posts out they go.
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  7. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    I like what I've read about the PS...and thanks to some generous PIFers, I have a couple sets.
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  8. Demidog

    Demidog Well-Known Member

    I had trouble deciding between Ladas and Voskhod but I ultimately went with the latter. It's a smooth, comfortable, no-nonsense blade for me.

    I'm still eyeing those Ladas blades but I have to remember something about a "budget."
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    COMPNOR Well-Known Member

    Currently Astra Platinums in my Edwin Jagger razor. Could change when I try a different razor.
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  10. Taipan

    Taipan Well-Known Member

    Getting a lovely shave from a Bic loaded into a Super Speed Flairtip.
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  11. Paul6506

    Paul6506 Well-Known Member

    Astra SP
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  12. Red Personna's for me in my Merkur 23C razor. No razor burn, no irritation, very few weepers. Contrast with the Feather blades, which I had weepers most every shave, even being as gentle as possible.
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  13. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Most days-Astra SP. Feather if its been a few days.
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  14. 1976MGB

    1976MGB Active Member

    Gillette 7 o'clock yellow. Even when I first started going through my blade sampler, they really stuck out. Now I have a hard time trying new blades, and usually wish I hadn't.

    However,I'm less particular in certain razors. Pretty much all of them work well in my Superspeed, and adjustable.
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  15. DesertTime

    DesertTime Well-Known Member

    I've used IP and Derby for years. Recently, I found Derby works best with my Parker Variant, providing excellent, irritation free shaves. I'll stick to Derby now.
  16. Nate.H01

    Nate.H01 Member

    Astra SP
  17. EzraCobb

    EzraCobb Well-Known Member

    well its a three way tie.

    gillette nacet
  18. ninjack

    ninjack Well-Known Member

    Astra SP's have been my go to blade for the past 3 years, they seem to give me the best overall shave. I had good luck with Bic Chrome Platinum also. They aren't as sharp, but seem to do better on my sensitive areas on my neck. I get less irritation from them.
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  19. Legend In My Spare Time

    Legend In My Spare Time Well-Known Member

    Easily, Astra SPs. Sharp, effective, smooth, and give me the best, consistent overall shaves from any blade I've tried yet. Plus, I can pick up a carton of a 100ct. for around $10. Can't beat that.
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  20. RetLEO-07

    RetLEO-07 likes his penguin deep fried, with pink sparkles

    As a recent recruit to the Cartel, I would recommend either Voskhod, Gillette 7 o'clock Green, or Gillette Silver Blue. Long live the Rodina!
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