Double Edge Blade Talk

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by TraderJoe, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    I am slowly learning that my skin may prefer those blades NOT treated with platinum coatings. Possibly, my skin prefers an untreated blade, but I'm not sure

    ---> The purpose of this thread is to learn more about the available blades, what their composition is, and what (if anything) they are treated with.

    I know this:

    Derby - coated w/ chromium-ceramic, tungsten, and platinum
    Feather - coated w/ Platinum
    SHARP v2 - not coated?

    What else ~?
  2. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Well, what have we got?

    You mentioned:
    Derby Double Edged Razor Blades
    Feather High Stainless Platinum Double Edged Razor Blades
    Sharp v2 Stainless Double Edged Razor Blades

    There is also:
    7am Platinum Double Edged Razor Blades
    American Safety Razor Co Crystal Double Edged Platinum Chrome Razor Blades
    Israeli Persona Super + Double Edged Razor Blades
    Merkur Double Edged Razor Blades
    Gillette Swedish Gillette Double Edged Razor Blades
  3. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Are all of these coated blades, Rich?
  4. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I think they all have a coating on them. I'd have to double check the actual packaging and read the blades to confirm. Give me a chance to round them all up since they are here and at home and I'll see what I can find out.
  5. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Thanks Rich - I am wondering if some blades aren't coated at all.

    The old Gillette's I have, for example, just say "Stainless", as do the SHARP v2....I have excellent results with these blades. I have less-consistent, less-excellent results with blades which are coated with platinum or other substances.

    But if they are all coated, then my theory is bunk :D
  6. Smedley

    Smedley New Member

    Derbys are coated? That's a big surprise to me, since they are the harshest blade for me. I always thought that was because they were uncoated. Huh. Learn something new every day.
  7. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    Derby's are a strange beast. A while back, when I had the sampler pack...I hated the Derby. Eventually, I came to them for the heck of it, and I found a new appreciation for them at some point over the past year.
    ---> but have recently lost interest in them. :confused:

    They make my beard look BBS in the near term, but I stubble up much faster with them then other blades.
  8. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    I guess we're better off asking the question. Do we know of any blade that is not coated for sure?
  9. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

    That is the question indeed!

    I was hoping the blade experts (cough) Rene would chime in eventually, but he's busy playing computers :rofl
  10. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

    Well you know boys and their toys. He's probably sitting there scratching his head and going WTH? How am I supposed to do that? Where did I put the manual. :D:D
  12. TraderJoe

    TraderJoe Pink Floid

  14. Queen of Blades

    Queen of Blades Mistress of Mischief Staff Member

    Moderator Supporting Vendor
    Hmm....perhaps I'll have to try those blades. I certainly found Derbys to be rough, too.
  15. moviemaniac

    moviemaniac Tool Time

    - Rapira Super Stainless (good luck finding one ;) )
    - Lord Super stainless (doesn't say anything about a coating on the box)
    - Gillette (super) blue blades
  16. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    Id say try the Egyptian Lord blade, no mention of any coating at all.. Good blade too..
  17. Smedley

    Smedley New Member

    Klaus, are these the Gillette Bleues you can get in France/Benelux, or another Blue blade?

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