Supermax blue diamond review

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by matthewoli98, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    After using the supermax blue diamonds for 7 shaves, i think I'm ready to write a decent review on how they perform.

    The supermax blue diamonds are a fantastic value for money blade made in India, very comparable to the Russian made 7 o clock sharp edges, they have about the same sharpness, slightly less smooth on the first and second shave, but after that they're buttery smooth.

    I deliberately use less slick soaps as well as super slick soaps when reviewing a blade, because this gives me a good indication of their best possible performance, as well as the worst possible performance of the blade.

    For the slick soap i used my standard arko, and the less slick soap proraso Sapone.

    I must say, there was absolutely 0 tugging in either of the 7 shaves ive used this blade for, and the numbering on each side made it very easy to flip the blade after each use, (after washing and drying).

    Without further ado, lets get to the overall results.

    Sharpness: 6/10, not too sharp but not overly sharp, a fantastic mid range blade in terms of sharpness

    Smoothness: 7/10, not super smooth on shave number 1, but smoothness increases dramatically after the first shave.

    Longevity: 8/10 (so far). So far this blade could be a good pairing for my Excalibur challenge shaves. My previous blade i got the most uses out of was the 7 o clock sharp edges, but this is a good contender to replace those.

    Price: 10/10, some of the cheapest blades available on ebay, and hands down the cheapest foreign made blades available here in South Africa.

    Overall thoughts: so far these blades have proven to be better (for me), than blades 3 times their price. Ill definitely get a 100 pack of these when my blade stocks deminish slightly, and they will probably replace gillette blades for me. (Not a fan of P&G or their controversial gillette advert, and how they mark up their products so steeply)[​IMG]

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  2. Jim99

    Jim99 Gold Water Shaver

    Great review. I might have to try a tuck.
     
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  3. Carson West

    Carson West Well-Known Member

    You're reminding me of my shave this morning with an Indian made Gillette--first use. The shave was as good as it gets.
     
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  4. mark771119

    mark771119 New Member

    Tried these blades for the first time today.
    Really love it. Paired with my Merkur 34C. It has more than enough sharpness for my tough beard and it's so smooth that you really don't even feel the blade. Absolutely no irritation. No feedback from the alum block as well.
    It costs only USD4.50 for 100 blades here in Malaysia. I'll definitely get 100 tomorrow. I can tell this blade will work well with all my razors. [​IMG]

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  5. CzechCzar

    CzechCzar New Member

    How to these compare to the super max super platinum?

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  6. matthewoli98

    matthewoli98 Well-Known Member

    Im not sure, but I'm sure theyre quite similar
     
  7. mark771119

    mark771119 New Member

    I've tried the Platinum version. To me, they just don't work. I've tried all different SuperMax varieties. They're all similar. But the Blue Diamond is totally different. They're very sharp and incredibly smooth. Holds it's edge pretty well too. Really good blade IMO.

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2020

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