NEW Derby Premium blades on the market

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by SpeedyPC, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    G'day ;)

    I've received an email from Connaught Shaving and I thought you might be interested they've got a new product of Derby Premium blades on the market, super stainless steel blades made with premium Swedish steel and coated with platinum made from Turkey.

    Web link:-

  2. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to a review on these. I wonder if they will be sharper?
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  3. SpeedyPC

    SpeedyPC Well-Known Member

    @Christopher Powell last time I've used the Derby bloody extra they left my face feeling hot, red, puffy, sweaty and unbelievably itchy.......:shocked003: I'm hoping the Derby Premium blades will resolved all these issue.

    According to my supplier in Australia the Derby Premium blades will arrived about 2 or 3 weeks, and I will buy 15 blades to try them out soon.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2016
  4. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

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  5. gorgo2

    gorgo2 geezerhood

    Interesting but the mention of platinum puts me off. Plats are often among the sharpest but have never found a platinum blade that didn't irritate me mug.
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  6. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    I prefer stainless over platinum but I'm still interested.
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  7. BigMike

    BigMike Well-Known Member

    I'll have to give them a try.
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  8. Edwin Jagger Loyalist

    Edwin Jagger Loyalist Active Member

    Are these new or just now available to the US?
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  9. John Ruschmeyer

    John Ruschmeyer Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one wondering how you render a Turkey into a metal coating?
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  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    No, I was wondering the same thing. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner.
  11. swarden43

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

    Interesting. I like platinum blades.
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  12. Slant Fan

    Slant Fan Member

    I hated the old green pack Derby Extra when I first tried them, but upon trying again, and again, I came to like them if I was in the mood for a mild shave. At first they seemed dull, but I was comparing them to a Feather, or a Gillette Swede. I found that in an early Super Speed, a mild razor, with patience and concentrating on technique they gave a good shave.

    I had been sticking with Feathers for some time now but recently gave the Gillette 7O'clock yellow, and green a try. Love the yellow, and the green wasn't bad either. I might give these a go, but it seems that the Russian made blades are really excellent. At least the blades I've tried.
  13. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    The secret is to flash cook them in very hot oil. That way, the skin stays crispy while sealing in the juices.

    OTOH... looking forward to the review on these.
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  14. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

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  15. Bama Samurai

    Bama Samurai with Laser-like Focus Staff Member

    Derby works best in highly aggressive geometry. It's super smooth, but not sharp enough for most people's techniques in mild to moderate razors. It's one of the best choices for Fatip, and I get great results. Look forward to hearing your thoughts on the new blades.
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  16. Eeyore

    Eeyore Well-Known Member

    Well, I have very good experiences with some platinum plated blades. So I am interested in these new blades as well.

    Question: is it actually a good sign that a blades manufacturer dares to introduce a new blade (keeping the Polsilver SI need in mind)?
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  17. Col C

    Col C Well-Known Member

    Oh boy. And I was planning on using the Derby Extra for tomorrow's shave. It was the next one in my blade test of the sample pack I bought. A test is a test so I'll try them out.
  18. Christopher Powell

    Christopher Powell Well-Known Member

    Fatips are aggressive razors?
  19. PickledNorthern

    PickledNorthern Fabulous, the unicorn

    People sure list it as an aggressive shaver.

    I think of it as a super efficient razor, but not especially aggressive if used with a light touch. I think people have trouble with it because it is so light. It makes one want to use pressure. Because of the steep curve of the head, one has to pay attention to the angle of the head and not the position of the handle. It is one of my top three or four DE's, and IMO maybe the top value considering it is an all brass razor that can be bought for less than $30.
  20. LaSalle82

    LaSalle82 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I find that Derby's work great in my more aggressive razors too..........
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