Derby blades

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by Solitaryshaver_53, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Solitaryshaver_53

    Solitaryshaver_53 New Member

    Are the Derby Xtra green,red and blue blades the same? Thanks.

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  2. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    From an Amazon answer:

    "The different colors indicate different coatings and blade aggressiveness (sharpness). The blue box are the basic stainless blades. The green box are sharper and are chromium ceramic, tungsten and platinum coated. The orange box are the same sharpness as the green, but are coated with platinum. As a guy with sensitive skin and fairly sparse facial hair, the green box give me the best shave with the least irritation."

    I've never used Derby blades, but from my experience with those coatings, Blue is likely to be sharpest and roughest. I expect it has a PTFE coating of some sort. Green will be smoothest, but not as sharp. Orange will be sharper than green, but smoother than Blue.

    ...probably.
     
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  3. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Skip all three and get Derby Premium in the black box.
     
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  4. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Or Derby Usta, also in a green box.
     
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  5. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    Derby Premium is a better blade than the Derby extra IMO. Folks with very sensitive skin and light beard seem to like the the Derby extra .
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  6. John Beeman

    John Beeman Little chicken in hot water

    Not familiar with those. Guess I need to pick up a tuck.
     
  7. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    They feel a bit sharper than the Premiums.
     
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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    i really like the derby premium blades.
     
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  9. CrustyCat

    CrustyCat Well-Known Member

    I have some of the ceramic-coated ones don't remember what they're called but they're not too bad.
     
  10. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    My humble opinion;
    (From Best to Worst from what I have tried)
    1. Usta
    2. Premium
    3. Concord
    4. Extra
    5. Lion
     
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  11. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried the Lions yet, but I would place the Diamonds Pro Excell just below the Extras, and the Bluebirds in 3rd place, so my list would be:
    1. Usta
    2. Premium
    3. Bluebird
    4. Concord
    5. Parker
    6. Extra
    7. Diamonds Pro Excell
    Please note that I've only tried 1 blade each of the Concord and Diamonds Pro, so their placement may change as my sample size increases.
     
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  12. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Not a fan of the Lions. Still would rather use them than a cartridge.

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  13. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Cartidges? Setting the bar kind of low, eh?
     
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