What are your favorite DE blades?

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by Padron, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. DragonBoy

    DragonBoy Team Player

    Derby Extra is my main blade, I also like IPs and BIC..
  2. Wishoot

    Wishoot Member

    Derby's seem to work pretty well in almost everything.

    I'm expanding my horizons however and just ordered a few Russian 7 O' Clock's from Giovanni. I hear very good things about these blades.
  3. adamk222

    adamk222 New Member

    so far the only blades that have worked for me are derby extras.the red pack ips don't work at all for me and i ordered them in bulk lol.i have some 7oclocks coming so lets hope they work.
  4. Padron

    Padron Active Member

    If you decide to part with the Red Personas, you can list them if the Classifieds...I know several gents here including myself like them :)

    I tried a Yellow 7 o'clock last night, seemed like a nice blade ;)
  5. Churchill

    Churchill New Member

    NOS LB Wilkinsons (extremely hard to find,but the best I've ever used.)
    Yellow Gillette 7 O'Clock
    Israeli Personnas
    Dorco 301st
    Red Personnas
  6. Dr. Mike

    Dr. Mike New Member

    Astra Superior Platinums, followed closely by Crystals.
  7. rbaloha

    rbaloha Member

    Feather and Derby
  8. poppi

    poppi Well-Known Member

    So far I've found Sharps and 7 am to be my top blades. Of course, that's subject to change as there are so many blades to try out. Derby Extra are not sharp enough and a little rough but not enough of either to make me disown them. I really like 7 o'clock Super Stainless. Crystal's are very very smooth for me but, again, just not sharp enough. And the list goes on.....
  9. qhsdoitall

    qhsdoitall Wilbur

  10. ChemErik

    ChemErik Mr. Personality

    I'm amazed at how many people think the 7am blades are among the best and very sharp. I found these blades to be very smooth (NO irritation), but not that sharp (not a really close shave, even with a full four passes). Looks like I should have ordered a pack of Derbies with my sample pack.
  11. djwurm

    djwurm New Member

    Faves so far out of the west coast sampler are

    Red Personna's
    Wilkinson Platinums
    Crystals (very close shave but some irritation)
  12. JimR

    JimR Active Member

    I think part of this confusion stems from the 7 O'Clock/7 A.M. problem. I found 7 A.M.s to be neither smooth nor sharp...
  13. PalmettoB

    PalmettoB The Old Guard

    Dunno about the IPs. I used to get Swede Gillettes...that was my best. But yeah, I'd rather use a straight, too.
  14. Baloosh

    Baloosh Duder

    Gillette Silver Blues
    Astra Superior Platinums
  15. Reformation Student

    Reformation Student New Member

    I love Sputnik blades.
  16. 1969Fatboy

    1969Fatboy New Member

    I have tried and tried....and the red pack personna take the cake. The personna platinums(most generic DE) comes up in 2nd though. Its odd the cheapest razor is my favorite?
  17. Empty Words

    Empty Words New Member

    Feathers, Red Pack Personnas and Swedish Gillettes.
  18. NoobShaver

    NoobShaver BGDAAA

    Not odd at all. Just fortunate! :D
  19. apswartz

    apswartz New Member

    As of now the Gillette 7 O'Clock blades work best for me!
  20. texquill

    texquill Member

    Feathers, Feathers, Feathers. So good that I've stopped using anything else.


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