Top 5 favorite DE blades

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by SlowRoller47, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. SlowRoller47

    SlowRoller47 Active Member

    Hello everybody. I'm new to the den and i didn't see any topics on blades so this is why i made the topic. @ mods if there is a section for blades let me know or move the topic. Is it possible to make a poll so people can vote? Thx in advance.

    Anyways here is my top 5 blades.

    1. Treet Platinum
    2. Personna
    3. Astra Superior Platinum
    4. Voshkod
    5. Feather

    Honorable mention: perma-sharp

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  2. Angelo85

    Angelo85 Well-Known Member

    My top 5 favorite modern blades are as follows.
    5. Ladas
    4. Kai
    3. Gillette Platinum
    2. Rapira Platinum Lux
    1. Voskhod

    Honorable mention: Shark Super Stainless. Welcome to The Shave Den.
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  3. SlowRoller47

    SlowRoller47 Active Member

    Thx for the response, haven't had the chance to check out Kai and Ladas but i wil check them out.

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  4. Mark Tyers

    Mark Tyers New Member

    Gillette silver blue
    Silver star
    Astra platinum
    Super Max stainless Steel
    Shark super stainless

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  5. brit

    brit in a box

    gillette blue box platinum
    gillette nacet
    gillette silver blue
    gillette super stainless-vintage spoilers
    wilkinson super sword edge-vintage
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  6. Dirtfarmer

    Dirtfarmer Well-Known Member

    In no set order
    Gillette Nacet
    Gillette Silver/Blue
    Shark Super Stainless
    Honorable mention: Supermax Super Stainless
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  7. razorhead63

    razorhead63 New Member

    For me:
    Gillette Silver Blue
    Gillette Yellows
    Astra Stainless
    Personna Labs
    Rapira Platinum Lux
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  8. jgreenepa

    jgreenepa Nasal Barbarian

    Original Polish Wizamet Super Iridium
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
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  9. PanChango

    PanChango Not Cute

    I don't see a lot of difference in blades, but the ones I tend to use regularly when shaving with a DE are:

    Gillette Silver Blue
    Rapira Swedish Supersteel
    Permasharp Super
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  10. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I don't use to many different DE blades anymore.
    This means I have hundresd of blades that might not get used.
    Mostly because I use Feather blades almost exclusively.
    I could go with some others, but I like the comfortable shave they give me.
    1-5 Feather blades.

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  11. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    Personna Lab Blue
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  12. Ron R

    Ron R Well-Known Member

    I mostly use SE b;ades for the last 18 months, but here are a few that I enjoyed using.
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    Have some great shaves!
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  13. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    Well my list won't be one to go by. Several years ago I went to using vintage blades exclusively. But for what its worth I only have two spots,
    1. A tie between Personna 74s and Wilkinson Light Brigades
    2. All the rest I use. Gillettes Platinum Plus, Spoilers and Stainless. Personna Super Stainless usa and GB models, Schick Plus Platinum, Super Stainless and Stainless. Those are the main ones.
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  14. 178-bplatoon

    178-bplatoon Well-Known Member

    my top 5, at least as of now :):

    Viking Sword
    Astra Platinum
    Gillette Silver Blue & 7 O'clock
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  15. Slash McCoy

    Slash McCoy Well-Known Member

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    I'm with @Terry.
    1. Feather
    2. Feather
    3. Feather
    4. Feather
    5. Feather

    Honorable mentions to Feather, Personna 74, Gillette Spoiler, and Feather. The Personna only gets a mention because they would last so long. The Spoiler because it was the most comfortable blade around for a long time.
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  16. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    Well Slash, another Feather guy.
    I know some say they are rough, and that might so.
    But I find that the cure is to change the angle of the razor.
    I also use them in so called aggressive razors.
    Yaqi beast and helmet, OC Fatps, FB on 9 and the like.
    They work great!
    Welcome to the club.
    If there is one.
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  17. Slash McCoy

    Slash McCoy Well-Known Member

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    Well, I have used them with great success in my gold adjustable Aristocrat and my Executive, but mostly I use them in half DE blade shavettes where they really shine, because you can drop down to a very tight shave angle. Bliss.
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  18. Mouser

    Mouser Well-Known Member

    I need to say I'm able to use only vintage blades because I'm retired and made it my full time job to collect them at reasonable prices. Still expensive but less so than usual asking price and when cost per shave is calculated, they last so much longer besides being sharper and, more importantly, much smoother they're a better value. But it takes time and patience.
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  19. FLshaver

    FLshaver New Member

    1. Gillette Nacet
    2. Gillette 7 O'Clock yellows
    3. BIC Chrome Platinum
    4. Treet Platinum
    5. Astra SP
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  20. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Gillette Silver Blue

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