Supermax Super Stainless

Discussion in 'Blade Reviews' started by ChemErik, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    Since discovering my favorite blades, I haven't really found many more that impress me. This however, is an excellent blade for me.

    It's not exceptionally sharp, but still a little sharper than average. It's something between a Red Pack Persona and an Astra Superior Plat.

    Blade life is is good, 4 shaves for me which is how long most good blades last for me.

    In terms of not irritating my skin, this is among the best blades. How it really excels is that doesn't irritate by roughness in a really aggressive razor, but doesn't irritate by tugging in mild shavers.

    I only have used 6 out of a 10 pack at this point, but each blade has been consistent and excellent.

    Price is excellent. Not the absolute cheapest blade, but close.

    Overall, this is a favorite blade in a couple razors (Aristocrat, Red-tip) and nearly as good in any other razor I have. If I could only use one blade for both face and head shaving, this would be it.
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  2. DLreno

    DLreno Well-Known Member

    Good All Round Blade

    Just when I thought I had settled my blade wars, I tried this one and it re-ordered my blade assessments.

    This is as sharp as an Astra Superior and can do anything the Astra can do, but is more skin friendly, at least for me, especially on my neck. I get 3 or 4 three pass shaves out of this blade, which is about normal for me. I have used about 5 of these blades so far, and each has been consistent in quality. This is one of the few blades I can use in all of my razors (from DE86 to Fatboy to Red Tip to New), and expect superior results. Pricing is very good for the quality. This is one blade I can buy in bulk with confidence.
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  3. crackstar

    crackstar Israeli Ambassador to TSD

    I found these blades sort of harsh, although they're still much milder than let's say, Feathers. Still however, I don't know if I'd want to buy them again, because for one thing, they didn't last so long for me. 3 shaves, and it was time to change them.
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  4. Tforc

    Tforc Member

    Nice blade working through Bros sampler and he didn't even touch these but every time i prepped correctly seemed like i was getting a better shave with less passes. it also moved up to top 3 in the blade trials. will buy after i narrow down sampler.
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  5. jabberwock

    jabberwock Well-Known Member

    These blades are awesome! I love using them, these blades and the Dorco ST301s are the only blades that really get me looking forward to my next shave. I can't believe that they're so good at such a low price.
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  6. alex01

    alex01 Active Member

    IMHO not a good choice for me, I found one in the back of my shaving shelf this morning and decided to use it. After the first pass I was instantly remembered why it was lying there, it was feeling like dragging barbered wire on my face. Even thow if I remember correctly I had 2 blades given to me by a friend that liked them very much. After the first use it seems to be quite dull but i'll use it tomorrow to see how it feels (the things I do for science) :). About the price I can't say anything but they should be cheap to buy. The blade also needed a wipe to be cleaned as a simple rinse left it with some white goo on it. After 3 passes the shave is not as close as desired and it left my face with some irritation because of the extra pressure I had to apply during the shave. So I can't recommend this blades but it might just be me as they were recommended to me (actually gifted).
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Another case of YMMV.
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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    This thread messes with my mind in ways that I cannot begin to describe.

    This blade is the end-be-all-blade of my dear @Shawna
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
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  9. alex01

    alex01 Active Member

    Second day, second shave, still as bad, but there might be more about it as after a google search I think there might be more than 1 supermax super stainless so this is the blade I have.

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  10. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    Yanno, now that I see the wrapper, I am reminded that @Shawna was into the supermax super platinum; not the stainless.

    But yes, supermax has (had) a wide range. I think they had a diamond version too.
  11. alex01

    alex01 Active Member

    I have them as well, the blue diamond platinum coated version but they are another story, I feel there is a giant difference between them thus why it intrigued me.

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