Russian blade appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by BigMark83, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. BigMark83

    BigMark83 [...........] this space intentionally left blank

    So tell me, what Russian made blades have you used and like?

    Myself - Rapira Platinum Lux, Voskhod, Perma-Sharp, and Gillette Silver Blues.
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  2. brit

    brit in a box

    gillette- silver blue, platinum,nacet,polsilver,permasharp,voskhod,astra green and blue..
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  3. stuartganis

    stuartganis Well-Known Member

    All the above plus 7oclock yellow, 7 o'clock green, and last but not least Gillette Stainless.

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  4. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I've used quite a few Russian blades and like vast majority of them.

    Sputnik, Vokshod, Ladas, Rapira, Rapira Platinum Luxe, Rapira Swedish Supersteel, Permasharp Super, Gillette Silver Blue, Gillette Platinum, Nacet, Polsilver Super Iridium, Astra SP, and Gillette 7 O'Clock Blue, Green, and Yellows. There may be a few more that I can't recall at the moment.

    Gillette Silver Blue are my favorites with Permasharp Super blades in second. The Rapira Swedish Supersteel worked plenty well that I bought a bunch in bulk when I found them for a just over $5 per 100. Lots of good threads on Russian blades.
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  5. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    I’ve only used
    voskhod, Rapira lux, 7’oclock yellow, Astra SP
    Recently used Astra SP, may be my new favorite but need a few more shaves.
    I recently shaved with Astra in a red tip. WoW!!!! Almost straight razor close!!! Very very minimal irritation.
    I find the Rapira lux to be slightly sharper than voskhod, I find the voskhod to be a very comfortable shave and will continue to stay in rotation.
    The 7’0clock yellows, less than five blades used I have a partial tuck left I need to re-visit, but they tend to be more expen$ive. Most lilely will not be regular rotation.
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  6. Jarvis

    Jarvis Active Member

    My favorite is the Polsilver, also GSB and Voskhod. Permasharp is not bad but won’t be buying again.
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  7. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    anyone try the gillette rubie? i hear about them on occasion, they also seem difficult to find (reasonably priced)
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  8. BigMark83

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    To bad I don't drink Vodka, but perhaps a Russian beer is in order this weekend.
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  9. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    never had a russian beer
    vodka.... well that is different story
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  10. Lee Russell

    Lee Russell Member

    I usually go with Gillette Silver Blue!
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  11. kfbrady

    kfbrady Well-Known Member

    My favorites are GSBs too.

    Maybe not quite as sharp as Feathers but very, very smooth.
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  12. brit

    brit in a box

    gsb and nacet are my go to but the spoilers have taken the front seat at present ..
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  13. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    What “spoiler” are you referring to?
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  14. brit

    brit in a box

    gillette super stainless..spoiler was the name stamped on some dispensers and /or packaging..
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  15. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Aren’t those vintage US made? And pricey $$$ for blades?

    I thought you were referring to a Russian blade as a “spoiler”
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  16. brit

    brit in a box

    yes they are u.s. made and yes they are pricey.. have been using them on a focus the last month or so instead of my favorite russian gillettes..just used a gsb tonight, great blade...
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  17. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    Voskhod and GSB
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  18. Engblom

    Engblom Well-Known Member

    I think the best Russian blades are Sputnik and Nacet. These two have a combination of sharpness and smoothness not found in any of the other Russian blades I have tried.
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  19. MntnMan62

    MntnMan62 Well-Known Member

    There are a lot of blades mentioned here that I didn't know were made in Russia. That said, of all of them, my two favorites are Gillette Silver Blues and Voskhods.
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  20. Leclec13

    Leclec13 Well-Known Member

    Anybody have or try the Gillette red stainless.... they look to be a rare find.
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