Bottom Tier of Modern DE Blades

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by TheBurgh, Mar 23, 2022.

  1. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    I recently tried a Shark blade for the first time. My impression was the same: just not sharp enough and I felt whiskers being pulled! I stopped in the middle of my first pass and switched to something else. I recall similar pulling with Derby.
     
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  2. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Which Shark? Chromium, Stainless, or Platinum? I have tried Stainless and Platinum, but never Chromium. Stainless and Platinum are good for me, so maybe it was Chrome?
     
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  3. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    It was the Chrome version. I haven't tried the other Shark versions.
     
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  4. MoAllen

    MoAllen King of Unscented

    Voskhod is a blade that I have been unable to like, despite trying it several times over a few years. Feels rough and dull on my face, and I can't get through a shave.
     
  5. brit

    brit in a box

    it's sounding like some of these blades listed are just suited to folks with lighter/finer beard types,some fols need sharper blades to cut their courser whiskers.not necessarily bottom tier.
     
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  6. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    :signs011:
     
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  7. Aztecmike

    Aztecmike Well-Known Member

    :signs011: Makes perfect sense Gary...One man's trash is another man's treasure.
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    i mean,if only one side was sharpened or something then..or continuously poor quality control..or i am naive..:D
     
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  9. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Yes, I agree. I have been able to use most blades with no issues. Some I get 2 shaves and toss. Some I get 4 shaves and toss. Feather blades I can shave with for a week! I do have light whiskers even at my age of 66! I have not tried Voskhod yet. I had good luck with the Treet "Carbon Steel" blades as well.
     
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  10. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Voskhod blades actually work fairly decently in a slant razor. It's the only razor style that I've been able to get a good shave from those blades. That being said, there are dozens of other blades that perform better in slants, but if you need to use up those Voskhod blades, that is an option worth exploring.
     
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  11. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    I have the perfect razor for them blades! My Fatip open comb slant. DSCN6003.JPG
     
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  12. Hogie

    Hogie Well-Known Member

    Or the Parker Semi-Slant
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  13. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    I think Blades are one of the most "YMMV" variables in traditional shaving. When first starting out, I noticed differences based on razor, etc in a more pronounced manner than I do now. I have my list that I use, and enough of what I like to let my heirs fight over them.
     
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  14. BamaT

    BamaT Well-Known Member

    I like Astra SP, as previously mentioned, Gillette Blue Platinums, Blue labs, and also Silver Blues. Anyone have any idea how the Lord Platinums would compare to those? I noticed those were something like $6 US on Amazon. Astra SPs are only $11 and change. Don’t mind paying the extra to get the Astras, but also wouldn’t mind having another blade option, especially at that price. Unless I missed it, I haven’t seen the Lord Platinum make anyone’s bottom tier list.
     
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  15. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I believe I recently tried Lords, but not sure if they were platinums though I did like them.

    :)
     
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  16. MR41

    MR41 Well-Known Member

    Personally, I have only gotten along with Astras, Feathers, and Nacets.

    Notabley bad-any thing-derby, dorco, shark, merkur, rockwell, most gilletes ( aside from nacets) ,any of the Russian blades, and a swath of generic lesser known blades.
     
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