Smoothest Most Comfortable DE and Blade combination?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by john zeiger, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Chuck Naill

    Chuck Naill Well-Known Member

    I would think “smooth” stems from technique. I have a good array of vintage DE and SE blade holders that all have the potential of being smooth if used well.

    A good lather sure helps as well .
     
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  2. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    AS-D2 w/ Feather. Or just about any of my razors with my preferred Voskhod.
     
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  3. preidy

    preidy Just call me Dino

    Copper Windsor w/Astra
    NEW SC w/Voskhod
     
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  4. Str8on2

    Str8on2 Well-Known Member

    The Gillette Twinjector & Schick Twin II blades. Extremely smooth and comfortable. Not the most efficient razor but, that’s not a requirement for this list.

    Edit: Noticed that it has to be a DE. Missed that. In that case, I’d say the RR Mamba .70.
     
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  5. Antz

    Antz Active Member

    Good evening Jim,

    Seems like you use Bolzano blades a fair bit. Have a question for you. Have you ever received a bad batch? Reason for me asking, bought a pack of 5 blades to try out and simply fell in love with them . So I decided to spring for a 100 pack after finding a good deal on eBay. I received them , loaded my trusted DE ( same DE I tested the Bolzano with the first time) and my face is getting destroyed. Face is irritated , blade feels rough. First time I tried them they were smooth as butter and got a really close shave with 3 passes.

    I did notice that the printing on the blades was different on the 100 pack I received . The font on the blade is smaller than in the original pack I first ordered.
    Could these be knock-off blades? If such a thing exists. All the packaging looks the same.
    Your thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Anthony


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  6. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Honestly, I really don't know why they wouldn't shave good. Maybe a bad blade, it does happen. I'd suggest trying another one to compare it with. I've never heard of knock off Bolzanos, but I guess it could happen. From posts I've seen, @Morman Bridge probably uses them more than anyone on here, he's the one who got me hooked on them. I haven't seen him on here lately, but maybe he'll chime in on here and can answer better than I can. The following pic are the blades I have..........
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  7. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Well-Known Member

    I like Bolzano blades; I just don’t want to pay the premium for them. I really like my new Chinese Sunekos and maybe it’s technique, but most every blade I’ve tried has worked for me. Some razors require a bit more focus when using them, but all in all, most every blade I’ve tried has worked for me. YMMV
     
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