Harry's Razors - Great Price, Poor Shave.

Discussion in 'Cartridge Razors' started by Charlton Heston, Nov 3, 2016.


    SHAVEWIZARD420 Well-Known Member

    Fish oil eh? I could imagine from the strange scent.
  2. smittywerbenmanjensen

    smittywerbenmanjensen Active Member

    After all the radio ads (Joe and Evan on the FAN), I ran across Harry's in Target. So I decided to buy it and try it. It was cheap enough. Used it twice with Cremo tub sandalwood cream and once with Williams. These blades SUCK! I hacked up my face pretty good and it took 5 passes in all directions to come near a bbs. I'll stick with
    DE from now on or if need be, use my Schick Hydro 5.
  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Eccentric Razor Collector Staff Member

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    WD-40 is also super penetrating. Any coating on the blade, like Teflon, will be removed by WD-40. At that point, you might as well switch to Derby's.
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  4. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    OK - so what is wrong with Derby's?
  5. Grimpen

    Grimpen Member

    {currently part way through a 100 pack off SE Derby Professionals}

    Sent from my Life One X2 using Tapatalk
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  6. LSUfanBR

    LSUfanBR Well-Known Member

    I could not agree more. I did like Harry's when it was first given to me as a gift. However they were really only comfortable for 1 or 2 shaves for me personally, and they were even worse for me if I skipped a day of shaving, and their cartridges are the hardest cartridges to rinse out that I've ever used. They are also the only company who had a rubber handle that I preferred over their metal one.
  7. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    Harry's is why I am here. It wasn't any better than anything else, it was cheaper.
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  8. LSUfanBR

    LSUfanBR Well-Known Member

    Same here. It, along with Gillette's ridiculous cart prices, led me back to my Mach 3 and eventually to my discovery of the Atra and it's widely available aftermarket cartridges.
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  9. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    I use Derby in my shavette often. Using it in a FB in nine and it's great. Nothing wrong....
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  10. Knox

    Knox Well-Known Member

    Not a thing! It's my favorite blade. Smooth and efficient. I have more Derby blades than any other. Love them.
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  11. EnglishChannel

    EnglishChannel Well-Known Member

    COOL! My son is gifting me 2 100 packs of the SE Derby Professionals that he ordered by mistake.
    I will be getting them next weekend when we spend some time together.
    It will take me a while to use that many blades for sure. Glad there are other happy users.

    Thanks for the replies, guys!
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  12. swarden43

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

    Hope you do like them.
    I'm not a fan.
  13. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    My orthopedic doc knows I am a wet shaver. The last time I was in, he had discovered Harry's at Target. He was raving about he five blade Harry's. I let him rave. I guess compared to Gillette's cartridge razors, he would be impressed by the value. It's his shave. At least he is enjoying it now.
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  14. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

    I usually dip my blades in the blood of my enemies to preserve longevity.
  15. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    I've found DE blade choice does not mean a thing with shavettes. The extra light touch required ensures comfy shaves on any steel versus DE, where blades do matter, but only after the skills are solid.

    For the record, Derby as DE is serviceable. Nothing more, nothing less. I agree that there are better DE blade choices for DE razors.
  16. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus

    I slaughter a goat at midnight every blade change, same reason.
  17. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

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  18. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I use to do that ... ran out of enemies.

    Slaughtering goats at midnight in the bathroom just wasn't conducive with a happy marriage. You know clean up and all.

    Happy wife, happy life!
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  19. dustmite

    dustmite Well-Known Member

    I bought a genuine Egyptian mummy skull on eBay. I use that to store all my blades. I rest the skull in a home-made crystal pyramid, and only remove a blade at 2 am on the third night after a new moon. That's how I get more than three shaves from a Feather! ;)
  20. Kilgore Trout

    Kilgore Trout The Smart Bunny

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